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07-01-2006, 04:27 PM
Here we are, chickies . . . thought we'd try two months this time since a lot of people will be going away over the summer and things will likely not be as busy as usual on the thread . . . :)

07-01-2006, 04:51 PM
:wave: Linda -- Thanks for starting our new home!:^: It is very slow here today so many people are probably doing something for the fourth of July weekend. HAPPY CANADA DAY to you! Are you doing anything special to celebrate? What is the main thing people do to celebrate this holiday? We're just staying around home, but when it used to be cheaper, we always would go to the rodeo and fire works show.:(

07-01-2006, 05:44 PM

Lots of stuff goes on; a lot of corporate and church picnics and stuff; plus fireworks, of course. Always used to do the fireworks thing when the kids were around but now I just tend to veg. Although businesses that are usually not open on Saturday anyway, will be closed on Monday, Canada Day is celebrated on the actual day in most cases so all the stores are closed today. Nova Scotia is the only province that does NOT allow Sunday shopping, so they will be closed tomorrow, too.

Have a good one.

07-02-2006, 12:08 AM
Michelle, just a quick note...I LOVE Hello Kitty! Cute avatar...miss your smiling face though...but cute!!! :)

07-02-2006, 12:20 AM
Michelle, just a quick note...I LOVE Hello Kitty! Cute avatar...miss your smiling face though...but cute!!! :)

Thank you, I also LOVE Hello Kitty! I have a few of her avatars, so I thought I would try them for awhile for a change.;)

07-02-2006, 12:56 AM
Hi Ladies...Things are pretty hectic here. The FD's have been pains, and it looks like it will be a very long weekend. They are grounded from the internet, so they are making life pretty miserable. Looks like I might lock myself back in my room after church tomorrow. Only one more side left to do on the quilt and I will be done. Did a stupid thing this afternoon:o Put the machine needle through my finger and of course I was bleeding on my quilt!! So I have that to try and get out tomorrow.

MichelleRae...Congrats on riding your bike to work. WTG!!:carrot: :carrot:

Erin...Have a Happy and Safe Trip.:hug: Relax and enjoy!!!:goodscale

Tracy...I feel your excitement, girl!! AWESOME! WTG!! So proud of you!!

Louie...Have a happy, relaxing day off. Your dinner out with hubby sounds so yummy!!

Michelle...Gald you are having cooler weather. Yes, I hope you have about 75 when I'm out. Enjoy your weekend.

Tina...Girl, you look awesome!! Love the picture of you. Congrats on the 1 pound the fairt fat mother took. My hubby was stationed there. I went over to be with him, but had to leave when he got orders for Viet Nam. I came home, and he never left for Nam. Which was a good thing!!

Robbin...WHOOHOO on the .6 lbs the fairt fat mother took.

Ryanmi...Congrats on lugging the pots up 2 floors. Bet they look beautiful. Rhubarb Cheesecake turned out great. It's one of my favorites. I post it tomorrow.

Linda...Happy Canada Day to you!!! Glad you are starting to get relief from the weather.

Well gang, I have to get up at 4:30 to get hubby off to work and I didn't get much sleep lastnight because of storms. Have a good one and I'll try to check in tomorrow.

07-02-2006, 01:07 AM
Hey Ladies!!

I'm almost caught up with the bookkeeping now just have to write some checks and pay the company bills and we'll be good to go! We bought a fire pit today it's very nice and has a marble ledge the whole way around it, so we went out and roasted some marshmallows tonight with the kids. They had a blast.

Michelle, yes your avatar is very cute :D We're just staying home too. We buy a few fountain fireworks and light them off in the driveway and it's enough for us. We hate going out on the "drinking" holidays we're too afraid of some idiot driving drunk.

Cheryl, OUCH! I hope your finger is okay! I can't imagine that happening! do you have any pictures of your quilts? I've always wanted to try it but I don't think I'm that creative :(

Linda, thanks for starting the new thread! How is your weekend going?

Well chicks, I'm gonna get outta here and get to bed so I can get up early tomorrow. I hope you all have a lovely evening!


07-02-2006, 11:36 AM
Hey girls, looks like I have alot to catch up on for personals, but right now I just wanted to drop in and give my good news. I have alot on the plate for today so I will probably not be back until tomorrow for personals.

AWESOME scale victory for me this morning. Scales were down another 2 pounds. That makes 3 pounds for this week. I haven't lost 3 pounds in 1 week since I first started this journey. For the past 2 or 3 weeks it has just been tiny bits of pounds. I am so excited. I didn't believe it at first but I weighed myself 3 times and it was the same every time.

I hope everyone on both sides of the border is enjoying their holiday weekend. See you all a bit later.

07-02-2006, 11:37 AM
Good Morning ~ ooooh a brand new thread for the summer :) Good idea.

I had a very low key day yesterday. Finished off some more of my painting (so far I have 6 snowmen and 2 santas done) and that leaves me with 2 more santas today. I will try to post pictures when I am done. Other then that I relaxed on the couch, watched some TV, and even caught a nap.

Today I have some shopping to do.. I think every paper product in the house all ran out on the same day.. funny how that happens.. so it is off to WalMart to restock. I also need to get some shorts/tshirts as I'm going to start going to the gym on Tuesday morning.

Meowee ~ hope you enjoyed your Canada Day. We got a call to go to the fireworks last night, but hubby doesn't particularly like crowds so we took a pass.. did you get up to anything ?

Michelle ~ I must have missed Hello Kitty, cause it is your smiling face I see this morning :)

Cheryl ~ ouch !! Hope your finger is feeling better and you are able to get your quilt cleaned. Sorry to hear that the FD's are being a pain.. but locking yourself in your room and working on your quilt for the day sounds like a good plan.

MRae ~ yummmm.. marshmallows. There are things that I ate as a child that I don't think I would go anywhere near now.. but marshmallows aren't one of them !!

To all the other chicks ~ hope you have a enjoyable and relaxing Sunday.

07-02-2006, 11:38 AM
Robbin - we must have been posting at the same time. CONGRATULATIONS !!!

07-02-2006, 11:41 AM
Thanks Louie, sounds like you are having a good weekend.

07-02-2006, 03:14 PM
Afternoon...Woke up to a nice surprise, the fairy fat mother paid me a visit and took another pound with her.:D I changed my ticker to show the highest weight I was before starting here, and my new goal. My new goal seem more doable than shooting for 150 lbs right now. Besides, I have worked very hard for every pound of fat I have lost. Going to slap a bandaid on my finger and go up and get the blood out of my quilt and start laying out the final side.

Robbin...Congrats!!! I am so excited for the 3 pounds you have lost!!

MichelleRae...Your fire pit sounds real nice and roasting mashmellows, YUM!! Bet your little ones enjoyed themselves. I would love to have a fire pit, but would have to wear a suit of armor just to keep the biting bugs away. LOL

Louie...Finger hurts like.... I have finally learned not to eat when stressed, but to go sew which relieves my stress and music to soothe my soul.

I'll check back later.

07-03-2006, 12:15 AM
Hi guys!!

Another great day here stayed totally on plan and I feel good :D This week will be busy for me because I have finals due this week but can't wait to be finished for a few weeks!

Cheryl, yes the fire pit is wonderful thankfully the mosquitos aren't so bad here at the moment. Can you send the fairy fat mother my way? ;)

Robbin congrats! :carrot: I hear ya on paper products running out at the same time! Its so frustrating!

Louie its funny, I didn't particularly care for marshmallows when I was younger now I kinda like them :D

Linda, hope you had a lovely day :D

Okay guys again it's starting to get late and I need to get some sleep for work tomorrow :) I'll be back tomorrow afternoon! Hope you all have a lovely evening.


07-03-2006, 12:22 AM
Robbin--I had to take a double look, because I thought we had a new girl in our group! You are so pretty and you look like a totally different person that your other pic!;) CONGRATS on your weight loss!!!:cp: :bravo: :dance: :twirly: :goodscale :cheer:

Louie--Yes, I had a different avatar up, but decided for now to change it back.:o

07-03-2006, 10:49 AM
Good Morning Ladies ~ everyone must be off enjoying the long weekend. For those of you in the states, I know tomorrow is the holiday but do you have today off as well ??? I thought that July 4th holiday was usually longer ?!?!?!? (or maybe I am just nuts !!)

Again, no plans for me today. Although at some point I need to go get groceries.. it is like Old Mother Hubbard around here.. the fridge and cupboards are bare. I think I may even go to the market to get some fresh veggies and fruit, they tend to be nicer there and not as expensive. This eating healthy puts a bit of a dent in the old budget !!

Tomorrow morning I am back to work and I am going to start going to the gym. Do any of you belong to a gym ?? If so, what sort of routine do you follow ??

Robbin ~ wowsers.. your new picture is beautiful. Didn't recognize you at all !! So do tell, what do you think made the difference in getting over your plateau ?

Michelle ~ how has your weather been there ?? Has it cooled off any or just as hot ?

MRae ~ Well done on having an OP day. You have probably mentioned this already, but what are you studying at school ??

Cheryl ~ Adios 1 pound.. whoohooo !!! How is the finger today ? Did you get lots done on your quilt ??

To all the other chicks ~ have a good day !!

Well gals I am off ... have a great day and see ya soon :hug:

07-03-2006, 11:36 AM
Thanks guys for the compliments. I can finally see the difference. In my before pic I had like 2 1/2 chins and now I only have maybe 1 1/2. I just wish the rest of my body would disappear as fast as the face fat.

Louie Ė I really have no idea what broke the plateau. I hate to say this but I did quite a bit of cheating the past 3 days. I would eat breakfast and lunch on plan but ended up going out for dinner Friday Saturday and Sunday. Friday was a BIG Cheat, Saturday and Sunday were small ones but they were still cheats. Maybe by body just needed a change.

MichelleRae Ė Glad to hear you are staying on plan, it feels good to know you are sticking to it doesnít it.

Cheryl Ė :carrot: Congrats on the pound that the Fairy Fat Mother whisked away. I canít wait to see the finished quilt. I agree with you on your changing your goal and the changing of your ticker. You should definitely put your highest weight on there that way it reminds you of where you have been and where you are going.

Everyone Else Ė hope you are all having fun. I am stuck at work today when most people have today off. I donít even know why I am here, only 3 of us showed up today and there are 20 that work in the office, and about 75 that work in the shop. Oh well, I will probably leave early.

Gonna go for now, I will check back later.

07-03-2006, 11:39 AM
Howdy Chicks!! Made it to PA okay. took 18 hours instead of the usual 16 due to more stops and longer stops with the kids. The kids really did great though I was so proud of them. A few minor DVD issues but once figured out the problem everything was great. Wonderful visit so far. Not really doing anything major just picnics and visit. I plan to do more relaxing than anything else the rest of the week. One day at an amusement park probably thursday. so far the scale has been very tempermental, kind of up and down and never the same as the first weigh. Not to mention the first time I got on it said 115!!! I nearly passed out! Then I realized it had flipped over to KG instead of pounds. It was actually hanging around 255, although one time this morning was 253.9. I am not moving the ticker yet until i see a few consistent readings.

No time for personals right now but want to say a big yippeee for all of those who have lost!:carrot: :carrot: and hope everyone is enjoying all the celebrations going on these last few and next few days!!!!

Will probably check in later this week! Hope all is well and will talk to ya'll soon!

07-03-2006, 01:22 PM
Hello everybody . . . :grouphug:

CHERYL . . . :hug: Hope the finger is starting to feel a little better. Congratulations on the F-F-M visit. Great idea that you changed your ticker and that you set a new interim goal. Looking at the 'big' picture gets very depressing sometimes.

MRAE . . . :hug: Congratulations on staying OP. Wonderful feeling to know you are doing the right stuff. Rest assured it will pay off.

ROBBIN . . . :hug: Congratulations on that wonderful loss and the new avatar picture you beautiful little thing. WOW. Too bad fat moves at its own pace and that it is never the way we want it to. Just hang in there, eventually it will all go.

LOUIE . . . :hug: Doesn't it always work that way? And now that you've stocked up, all the paper will run out at the same time again the next time. :dizzy: I've got to get some shopping done today and the stores will be crowded since they've been closed for two days (living in the only Province with no Sunday shopping is a real pain sometimes).

ERIN . . . :hug: Glad to hear the trip was pretty good and you are having a good time so far. Sent you a long PM just after you left, let me know if you didn't get it since I don't know how long a PM will wait around to get picked up.

MICHELLE . . . :hug: HI . . . hope your weather and weekend have been going well.

RYANMI . . . :hug: and HI for you too.

Hi for everybody else . . . Hope you are all having good times and good weather.

Well . . . I've got some bad news/good news . . . Our long-term weather forecast says we are in for some increased humidity again and knowing how my body hates it, I decided to break may cardinal rule and hop on the scale this morning and . . . YIPPEE . . . my ticker is right again . . . the www has gone. Who knows what will actually happen before my 'official' Wednesday Weigh-In. :?: The way things are shaping up, I may not know how my weight is really doing until after Labour Day. :dizzy: Have decided to try to stay calm over the scale-:devil: 's idiocyncracies as he battles it out with the Fairy Fat Mother :angel: for control of my mood. I'll just keep on doing the good stuff as much as I possibly can and rest assured that the good results will eventually be forthcoming. :D

Well, Ladies, I'd best get a move on before it gets hotter out there. Keep it moving and shaking and heading in the great downward direction and I'll see you all again really soon. :carrot:

07-03-2006, 06:27 PM
Hey gang . . . just came across a really weird FFF . . . at least one I've never heard before

. . . Licking a postage stamp will provide anywhere from 2 to 8 calories, depending on how well you lick it . . .

My goodness . . . we're not safe anywhere. "Diet-Stamps" anybody?

07-03-2006, 10:14 PM
Hi Ladies!

Linda so glad to hear that you are in a better mood :) I too try not to let the scale dictate my mood but as you know it is sometimes difficult not to. I never lick stamps or envelopes I have a moistener to do that since the taste makes me gag lol.

Erin, congrats on the scale moving down and glad your trip is off to a good stop :)

Robbin, your picture does look awesome! Way to go on getting rid of the extra chins I can't wait til mine are gone too.

Louie, I'm going to school to be a CPA I start my bachelors program in August, I'm excited but a bit nervous too.

So I had another OP day which was great and I did some water exercises in the pool for about 30 minutes so that was good as well. Nothing big planned for tomorrow just gonna work and then come home and do some fireworks with the family.

Well time for me to go, I'll be back tomorrow :)

07-03-2006, 11:05 PM
Hey girlies! It was a busy non-stop weekend for me. My parents, sister and her 3 kids came and they just left about 1 1/2 hrs. ago. We had fireworks friday night at midnight. Parade and festival on saturday. Yesterday and today my sister and I were out and about checking out the shopping. Sorry I didn't get a chance to check in and everytime I thought about it my niece was sitting here checking her email.

I dropped another pound! That makes 2lbs. for the week. I'm really happy to finally see some movement.

I'll be going to my mothers tomorrow for a night or so. Just want to spend some extra time with them before I go. I assume next week will be fairly busy getting ready to leave.

I hope to check back in the morning before I go.

Hope you all had a great weekend! congrats to all the losers!


07-04-2006, 08:48 AM
Good morning girls. Just wanted to check in before I start waking up the kids and getting everyone ready to go to my parents house.

Looks like we have slowed down a bit here for the holiday weekend, hope everyone is having a good time. I also wish for everyone to have a safe holiday.

Not gonna do personals right now but I did want to say, Linda - would you like a couple of cats. The two kittens I have are driving me nuts. They keep climbing on the shelf in my laundry room and knocking stuff down or racing through the house in the middle of the night just to jump up on my bed, usually right in the middle of my stomach. LOL

Have a good day ladies.

07-04-2006, 11:15 AM
Good Morning Gals- Happy July 4th...:flow2:

I've been running around the last few days...errands, shopping, spending time w/family, I am actually not doing much-just doing a little cooking :chef: (homemade Turkey and Beef meatballs cooked in Tomato sauce) and going to my brother's house later on to watch fireworks (he lives behind a minor league baseball park around here and they have awesome fireworks every year!)

Yesterday I took my 6 going on 16 y/o niece shopping and out to lunch! :dizzy: What's an aunt good for if I can't take her on a shopping spree once in awhile? We hit a few short stops for me before heading off to Toys R Us, where I learned all about the latest toys, and what's "not cool" anymore!! I pretty much just let Katie fill the cart with whatever she wanted...$150 later, I think I have a handle on what is "cool"!! :cool: It was fun though! The child is such a riot, and I don't get to spend nearly enough time with her!

General catching up here: Sounds like Canada Day was a success-hope it was happy for you Canadians!! :) Robbin, your picture is beautiful!!!!! Erin, glad you survived the car trip! Linda, I think I am suffering from the www as well...scales are fluctuating like crazy, so who knows where I am at-it's been so humid here!!! Tina, Louie, Cheryl, Michelle and MichelleRae, hope all is well with you-sounds like you are all doing great!!!!! Hugs for all...:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

Off to cook, do laundry, and veg out! Have a great day everyone...

07-04-2006, 06:52 PM
Hi everybody . . . I know I've been saying it all weekend but now it really is . . .HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY !!!

MRAE . . . :hug: Look at all the calories you've been saving by not licking those stamps. Wish every source of empty calories could be made to taste that obnoxious. ;)

TINA . . . :hug: Have a great time visiting your family. We will miss you. Great new picture, girl . . . now I really see the resemblance to Sally Field.

ROBBIN . . . :hug: Hey, cats are nocturnal. They will calm down in a few months (years for some of the really bad ones). In the meantime, just remember how sweet they are when they curl up in your lap and purr. For kittens you have to baby-proof the high places as well as the low places.

RYANMI . . . :hug: Wow, what a generous Aunt you are. Yep, that WWW is no fun at all. I'm thinking of just staying away from the scale until, maybe, Thanksgiving (ours, in early October). :D

Not too much going on around here. The weather this morning was better than predicted but it is now getting very cloudy and heavy. Can hardly wait to see what I weigh tomorrow morning, oh joy. :(

Here are a few totally unrelated FFF's for today . . .

. . . not only is romaine lettuce named for the Romans, but Emperor Augustus praised it so highly he erected a statue to it . . . the expression "high on the hog" originated with the British Army; the officers got the tender cuts from the front of the pig; the lower ranks shared the rest . . . the British Navy fed lemons and limes to the sailors to combat scurvy; giving rise to the nick-name "Limies" . . . 100 hearty laughs burns as many calories as 10 minutes of rowing

Have fun moving and shaking (and laughing) your way to better health this evening, girls. See you soon. :carrot:

07-04-2006, 09:35 PM
Helllooooo and Happy 4th of July to my neighbors to the south !!!!

Well I survived my first day of work. I am sure by tomorrow it won't even feel like I have been away !!!

The weather here is still warm, although some cloud cover today so maybe that is a sign that it might cool off a bit. I have been drinking a ton of water and making lots of trips to the washroom.. good exercise LOL

Looks like everyone is keeping busy and enjoying their long weekend.

Tina ~ congrats on the visit from the FF Mother !

Meowee ~ good luck with the WI (although I doubt that you need any luck !)

Ryanmi ~ wanna take me shopping, I promise not to fill the cart :D Sounds like you had a great day with your neice :hug:

Robbin ~ sounds like you are having a heck of time with the cats. Hopefully they will cease using you as a spring board !!

MRae ~ sounds like you are really doing well on plan.. weigh (pun intended !!) to go !!! CPA = Certified Public Accountant ??? I think the names are different between the States and Canada, so just want to clarify.

Erin ~ glad to hear that you had a safe journey.

To all the other chicks ~ come out, come out where ever you are !!! Hope you are all doing well and taking care of yourselves !!

07-04-2006, 10:25 PM
Hey ladies... I posted back on 6/24, when I had just picked up my stepkids for the week. I have been totally bad all week. now that they've gone back home, maybe I can get back into a semi-normal routine, and back on track. I know they were no good excuse for my behavior, but it just seems so chaotic with a house full of kids!! More-so than with just my normal two!!

I can feel my joints aching ~ I NEED to workout. I will hit the YMCA tomorrow after the kiddies go to bed, I guess.

I'm just not in a good mental place right now ~ in a funk. Upset that all that work is BLOWN and I'm back up to where I started. Dreading all the points counting (WW), meal planning, giving up sugary sweets, mental battles, etc... It's exhausting, really.

Sorry to bring the group down. I know once I start, I'll feel better and get back in the groove. It would be nice if I could just STAY in a groove once I got there! LOL

Anyhow ladies ~! Any encouragement will be appreciated! Enjoy the fireworks tonight (for those in the US)!


07-04-2006, 11:00 PM
Just a few personals as well:

MichelleRae ~ I'm a CPA in Tx. I love my job, but I'm at a desk all day, thus some of this weight stuck on my hips! Let me know if you have any questions about being a CPA!

Tina ~ I checked out your ticker! You are doing so fabulous!! Keep up the good work!

Ryanmi ~ wow! You can pretend to be my aunt anytime!!! LOL ... lucky girl!

07-05-2006, 12:44 AM Hey ladies!!! Happy 4th!!!! We just got done letting off some fireworks and the kids had a blast :) We also found out that my sister is preggers! This is great news for me because I've been having baby cravings lol but hubby had a vasectomy about 2 years ago so I'll definitely get some baby time :) I can't wait!! So I'm still staying on Plan so I feel good about that for sure :)

Shyla how cool that you are a CPA! I just can't wait to get a job but first things first I've got to finish my education :) This has been a very fulfilling journey for me. Thanks for the offer of help...I'm sure I'll need it. I do bookkeeping now but as you know it's not the same.

Louie, yep, CPA = certified public accountant. I've wanted to be an accountant for as long as I can remember and I finally decided to go back to school to make it happen! Glad to hear you survived your first day of work!!

Linda I hear ya on making emplty calories taste nasty! Too bad eh? I wish there were a surgery that would mess up your tastebuds so all the junk foods tasted like crap so we wouldn't want to eat them anymore lol.

RyanMi, wow could you take me to Toys R us? I just love toys I'm sure I could fill a basket ;) Yeah, I'm still a kid at heart lol. Glad you had fun!

Well guys, it's time for me to go to bed but I'll be back tomorrow of course :D Hope you are all doing well and have a safe and happy fourth of July!

07-05-2006, 07:25 AM
Good Morning . . . it's very humid and very overcast . . . and (need I mention) the scale-demon beat the fairy-fat-mother again . . . but I'm only up 1.8 from my ticker since Monday, or down 1.8 from last week's up . . . so does that mean I've actually lost weight, if it wasn't being obscured by the WWW? :?: I give up . . . I'm just not going to get excited about it. Until I can move my ticker down, I'm not moving it anywhere. :mad: This is the point at which I've totally folded my tent and wandered off into the dessert desert in the past, but I also refuse to give up this time, so I'll just keep putting one foot in front of the other and hopefully by Labour Day (or Canadian Thanksgiving in early October) I'll actually be able to tell what is going on. :^:

LOUIE . . . :hug: Glad your first day back went OK. Thanks for your kind wishes, but obviously I needed a lot more luck than I managed to come up with.

SHAWN . . . :hug: Don't fret it, kiddo, you'll get your act back together in no time.

MRAE . . . :hug: Congratulations on staying OP and where did you find those cute smilies?

Well, that's it for me for now. Got to get busy and shorten a dress for a friend of mine. Keep moving and shaking and heading in that great downward direction, gang. Here's some :dust: to help us all stay on track, today. See you soon. :carrot:

07-05-2006, 10:23 AM
Ok I had a long post all typed up and got kicked, which just goes with my crappy mood this morning. I am right there with anyone haveing scale demon and WWW problems. I was not very good with food choices yesterday and the scales have jumped up 3 pounds. I am now where I started out last week. All that work to break my plateau was for nothing. I am so not in a good mood today. I also am not happy with work, but that is a whole other story and would bore you all to death.

I am gonna go for now before I become a real downer to everyone. Check back later.

07-05-2006, 10:11 PM
Yikes we fell onto the 2nd page... thought I best bump us up !!!

Shawn ~ good to see you. I think we are all going through some ups and downs lately.. just hang in there !!

MRae ~ thanks for the clarification on the CPA.. I think that would be equivalent to our General Accountant ?? I just took the national exam a few weeks to become a CMA (Certified Management Accountant).. looks like our board is full of bean counters :D

Meowee and Robbin ~ well nuts with the darn scale !!! Hope your days got better :hug:

Well I just got in from work, so I better go figure out what's for dinner. Have a good evening and I will chat with you all later.

07-05-2006, 10:15 PM
Evening Ladies...Sorry I was MIA the last couple of days. Just busy with 4th of July activites. No time for personals tonight, but I'll be back tomorrow to catch up with everyone. Had my WW meeting today and I was down 1.8 lbs. Drum roll please...I'm in the 320's!!! Doing the happy dance:dance: :dance: :dance: As you can tell, I was a very good girl over the 4th.:D Hugs to you all.

07-06-2006, 01:45 AM
Hey ladies, sorry it took me so long to get here today but I had a MAJOR crisis at work! We lost all our data from the last 2 days :( So that means all the reservations we had taken for the last few days are gone...we're going to have some very unhappy people but it's not like it was our fault.

So anyway, I had to enter all the data myself by hand for the last 2 days and that means checking in and out and manually posting every single charge. So I'm bushed right now.

I'm gonna head to bed but I'll be back tomorrow to give a proper post :)


07-06-2006, 03:11 PM
Ok I am late but

Where is Everybody
No one has been here today. Hope everyone is ok.

MichelleRae Sorry to hear you had a yucky couple of days at work. I totally understand.

Louie, hope you had a good dinner. Got any good low fat low cal recipes.

Cheryl :carrot: WEIGH TO GO. I am so proud of you. The holiday was tough for me, but luckly I am back down 1 of the 3 pounds I picked up.

Well gonna go for now. Check back later

07-06-2006, 05:10 PM
Having a busy day . . . and it's one of those when you can almost see the air it's so full of water . . . ugh :(

Hi ROBBIN, LOUIE, MRAE, and CHERYL :hug: Wow it is really quiet around here, isn't it. Hope it picks up again soon.

Here's a little FFF for today . . .

Are you "worth your salt". At one time Roman soldiers were paid in salt or given a special sum of money which which to buy salt called a 'salarium' which is, of course, the origin of our word 'salary'.

Have a great one, ladies. Keep moving and shaking and heading in the downward direction. See you soon. :carrot:

07-06-2006, 10:24 PM
Wow it is like a ghost town in here.. with a few resident ghosts :D

Nothing much for me to report today. It has been great being back at work.. I am one of those sick individuals that loves to work ... but I am looking forward to the weekend.

Cheryl ~ so happy for you.. good job on the loss !!!

MRae ~ yikes, sounds like you are not have a great time at work. I hope it gets all sorted out and that you don't get too many angry clients.

Robbin ~ I have to admit that I am rather spoiled in the cooking department. My hubby does all the cooking.. so I leave all of that recipe stuff to him. Good job with the 1 lb. loss !!!

Meowee ~ how's the weather out east these days.. still hot and humid.. or wet ?!?!? Hmm I have to say that I am glad I am not paid in salt !!

Well I hope everyone is MIA because they are off doing something spectacular !!!!

Have a great evening and TGIF (well I am a half day ahead.. but we can start celebrating now) !!

07-06-2006, 10:31 PM
Robbin...WOW, oh WOW are you beautiful. Not that you weren't before, but can diffinently see a big change. Glad to hear you have lost one of three pounds that snuck up on you over the 4th. Nasty little :devil: aren't they!!

Erin...So happy to hear you mad it to PA safely and the kids were good. You probably have a little water weight from your trip. It will be gone in a couple of days.

Linda...Always a treat to read your FFF. I learn something everytime. Thanks!

MichelleRae...Your so lucky to have a pool to exercise in. I can only dream. I'm hoping to sweet talk hubby into one for next summer. Sorry you had data problems at work. Hope you got it strighten up and you didn't go too nuts doing it.:dizzy:

Tina...WhooHoo girl! Congrats on the 2 pounds gone for the week. 54 pounds is AWESOME!!!

Ryanmi...What a nice Auntie you are. Want to adopt me? LOL It's great you are able to do that, and she will always remember her times with Auntie.

Louie...Glad you had a good first day at work and are back into the swing of things. Congrats on getting lots of water in.

Shawn...Sorry to hear you are in a funk, but your here posting so thats a plus. Don't be so hard on yourself, we all have been there.:hug:

Had another great day and stayed within my points and got some exercising in as well. Got the quilt done today except for the french knots for the hair and eyes. Tonight I'm going to trim us all the loose threads...Thought I'd share a couple of things with you gals that I got at weight watchers this week.

I pledge allegiance to myself, the special person that I am, and to this body in which I live, one day, one meal, one moment while I live.
I will not look back to see any wrong, nor cross that bridge that hadn't come, but start each day freash and new, ready to learn, and feel special too!!


I have the right to be thin.
I have the right to enjoy an active lifestyle.
I have the right to say NO.
I have the right to feel good.
I have the right to take time for myself.
I have the right to make sensible choices.
I have the right to be thin from within.



07-06-2006, 10:37 PM
Sorry gals, I need to learn to proof read.:dizzy:

I pledge allegiance to myself, the special person that I am, and to this body in which I live, one day, one meal, one moment while I live.
I will not look back to see any wrong, nor cross that bridge that hasn't come, but start each day fresh and new, ready to learn, and feel special too!!

07-07-2006, 01:06 AM
Guys just wanted to let you know that I'm still here! Another long long day so i'm headed to bed! Tomorrow is Friday so I'll definitely have time for a good post :)

Have a good night ladies!

07-07-2006, 03:16 AM
HI - just a quickie to say I haven;t dropped off the face of the earth.

Have had a VERY busy few weeks getting ready for our St Annes Idol final at school - which is tomorrow! And then we break up next Wednesday so I shall be free. Managed to get Coleen Nolan (of the Nolan Sisters fame) to be our guest judge so I am happy.

About two weeks ago my weight jumped up by 1.5 pounds and stayed there, so I've been desperately trying to get over my first plateau - finally this yesterday and this morning I dropped 2 lbs so I'm lower than what I was before it jumped and I finally hit 50 lbs gone!!! Yay!!!

I shall be very busy for the rest of today and won't get a chance to pop in but I shall be back!!

07-07-2006, 06:50 AM
Hi All-

I :censored: HATE :censored: Summer!!!!! :tantrum: I have been absolutely miserable the last couple of days w/this weather. Summer is usually the worst time of the year for me b/c of horrible allergies that usually cause my asthma to flare up! So far this summer, I had been doing well, but the last couple of days have been horrible-I get so congested and it just settles in my chest no matter how much I try to get it out!!! (sorry-gross, I know...) :barf: That makes breathing a real chore- I feel like I've been exercising for hours ALL DAY LONG!!! So...that's what is up here!

I had to laugh when reading the posts-looks like I have a bunch of new "nieces", eh? LOL...I should say that I don't take Katie on shopping sprees everyday-this was for her birthday which was back in April! Because her stupid aunt has been so busy dealing w/work and stupid voice issues, she had to wait 3mos. before I could actually take her out-since that is an eternity to a 6 y/o, I figured it deserved a little something extra! :) I had to laugh though, because when I went to my brother's for the 4th, he wanted to give me a "little something", and not in a good way! One of the things I had bought Katie was a sidewalk chalk and paint set...and she used the **** out of it decorating the sidewalks and driveway for the 4th...I think my bro wished I had let her pick out something else...but hey-paint and chalk that washes away w/rain didn't sound so bad to me, and she knows it only gets used outside and it's not like it was something dangerous! He was kidding (for the most part) , but hey, I figure that's why I'm the aunt-so I can buy her the cool stuff that the P's wouldn't!! :) LOL...;)

Anyway, congrats to all of the losers out there-and to all w/NSV's as well! I am going to take some meds and try and get some sleep! I'll check back in later and do personals!

07-07-2006, 09:10 AM
Ok quick post.

Sometimes I wonder why I am trying drop the weight at all. Today the scales really do not like me. I am up 2 pounds from yesterday. I did great with eating and was only short 1 bottle of water(32ozs) from my normal of 125 ounces a day. I am so aggrivated. And you don't have to tell me I know it is just fluctuation and WWW but dang if it isnt discouraging. The scales read 238 it is like the past 2 weeks were for nothing at all. I worked so hard to break that plateau. :mad: :cry: :stress: :tantrum: :censored: :censored: :censored: :bomb: :no: :tape: :rollpin: :kickcan:

Ok enough of that Sorry.

I will be back

07-07-2006, 12:01 PM
Howdy girlies!!!!;) Hope ya'll are doing well. Still here with mom and dad but will be leaving early in the AM. I had some time while Mom is taking in some of my dresses to get caught up. Yes please note i said taking in!!!:carrot: :carrot: will do some quick personals and then need to hit the road. I have been stuck all week at 255 and have had the scale read as low as 253.5 for one reading but can never repeat it. I won't record one that doesn't come up twice. I have been sticking with my plan but tonight, i am going to splurge, well i had a pina coloda the night we went out with my best friend and her boyfriend. But tonight i am going to have Penny's stromboli, an absolute favorite of mine that i can not get anywhere else. Penny's is a family run business here in the town i grew up in and you can't find it anywhere other than here. I am planning only one piece and then Digiorno wheat crust for me but we'll see. I am eating really light on the other meals for the day so i have room and calories saved up.

Linda - loved the stamp info, had to laugh! dont let the scale weirdness get you down. I think we girls who fight the insulin can never expect good results on a steady basis, don't pack it in, we will succeed!

Mrae - good job staying on plan and exercising! I can't imagine school and working, especially when working is being so difficult!!!

Tina - congrats on the 2# I know that was huge for you to see the scale finally agree with what you were doing! have fun packing, I am about to load up what i brought and a few extra's i am picking up from mom and dad and i dread IT!!!

Ryanmi - yes another willing niece here!!!! wish i had money like that to spend on my nieces but unfortunately there are too many of them (5 if you count both sides of the family) and not enough money to go around. I know what you mean about the heat. has definitely been cooler since being at mom and dad's and will dread heading back to the sweat box i now call home!

Louie - okay, i think you like work a little too much! I love my job but i have really been glad to be away!!!

Shawn - hang in there girl, it is not all for naught!!!! You can do this you already have a reasonable plan and know you can do this. We are here for you and we have all been there or are there now!!!

Robbin - I feel your pain girl!!! Don't give up now! You know you can do this!!!!! hang in there and the scale will show it sooner or later!

Cheryl - whooohooooo I could hear the excitement in your post! I am so happy for you! Love the pledge and the declaration of thin-dependence!

Robsia - great to hear from you again and hope your idol show went great!!!!

Well girlies we are off to the park for a picnic lunch and playing with Grammy and hopefully Pop-Pop too! Probably won't get back until sunday night or monday so ya'll have a fabulous weekend!!!!!!

07-07-2006, 12:36 PM
Hey gang! I thought I'd better stick my head in and let you all know I'm home! Actually been home one day, but it was a busy one. Ended up me coming home 11pm lastnight from a card making party. Fun!! Seriously.

My mom ended up coming into town with me so there's your explanation as to what is keeping me away from here. LOL! (don't tell her I said so..LOL)

I hope to get back here more regularly before I go. Have a great day!

07-07-2006, 03:57 PM
Hi there, Chickies . . .

Humidity is down again today and it is gorgeous, with temps in low to mid 20's (about 75F) :cool: I'm not going near the scale since I've said I can do the good stuff without constant reinforcement from the scale-:devil: . Knowing my luck, of course, by Wednesday, we'll probably be back to the high muggies. Oh well, I can hold out longer than the weather, so there. :D

LOUIE . . . :hug: Anybody who loves their job as much as you do is obviously 'worth their salt'.

CHERYL . . . :hug: Congratulations on finishing the kid-sewing. Loved those little "thin-dependence" tidbits.

MRAE . . . :hug: See you later, kidddo.

ROBSIA . . . :hug: Hi there, stranger. Congratulations on turning the big 50 milestone.

RYANMI . . . :hug: Oh yeah, I really hate Summer, too. The heat and humidity, the high pollen counts, and, to top it off, I'm also allergic to insect-venom so tend to be semi-housebound at this time of year. Can hardly wait for my favourite season . . . Autumn . . . although Winter is the only time I can actually breathe easily.

ROBBIN . . . :hug: Boy do I know what you are going through. Welcome to WWW-World. Just be patient, all the good stuff will eventually pay off.

ERIN . . . :hug: That is a great NSV, girl. Taking in the clothing is a much better guidepost than anything the metal-monster can tell you. Have a safe trip home.

TINA . . . :hug: Glad your Mother came to visit you for a bit, too and we'll never tell your secret. BTW, are you planning to check in here once in a while when you are in Hong Kong? Hope so.

Here's today's little FFF . . .

The first, readily available diet foods/meds came out in the last quarter of the 19th century . . . the first diet drink contained iodine . . . the first diet pill combined arsenic and strychnine with a thyroid extract. Talk about 'dying to lose weight'.

Must get back to my crocheting, girls. Taking advantage of the cooler day to put some edging on an afghan that has been waiting for attention, since you kind of have to drape it across your lap to work on it.

Have good one gang. Keep on moving and shaking and heading in the great downward direction. See you soon. :carrot:

07-08-2006, 08:07 AM
Hi ladies!!

Well, I couldn't believe it - I stepped on the scales this morning and I had dropped 2 lbs since yesterday - that's 4 lbs in three days!!! It's almost worth having a plateau if it does that every time!

So I'm down to 160.9!

Our St Annes Idol last night was really really good! Coleen Nolan did come and her little girl and mine were playing together as they are within a month of the exact same age. The kids clubbed together to get me some beautiful flowers which was a lovely surprise. It's possible that the stress of the last week, making all the last minutes arrangements helped with this 4lb loss - whatever, I'm happy it's gone. I was lying in bed last night, unable to get to sleep, with the evening's events going round in my head and I just had a big grin on my face thinking - I did that, I organised that - me!!

Michelle - sorry to hear about your asthma! Summer can be hellish for some people I know. ((hugs))

Robbin - so sorry to hear about your gain - I sure know how THAT feels!! But stick with it, it WILL come off!!

Elem - I do the same thing with the scales - I always weigh myself twice. If I get a different reading, then I do it again. then I pick which ever one came up twice. Rarely, I get three different readings - I just keep jumping on till I get two the same. Sorry to hear about your plateau. Wonder if it's something to do with the hot weather - mine didn't start till the start of our recent mini heatwave - it's possible our bodies are hot so they retain water to cool us down. Now it's got cooler here, I dropped 4lbs.

Tina - great to see you, love your new picture. Sorry - I haven't been checking in - where did you go? Was it a vacation?

Linda - Hi, glad your weather is cooling down a touch. Good for you staying away from the scales.

07-08-2006, 11:15 AM
Morning...Just a quick check in this morning. I'll be back later when I hav e time to take notes and do personals. I had meetings all day yesterday and didn't get home till 10 lastnight. All I wanted to do was take a shower and go to bed. It was so hot and miserable yesterday, and I had such a headache. I just wanted to find a cool, dark place to crawl into. I feel so much better this morning, but we are going to be hot and miserable again today. Going to go up to my room and cut out the strips for the binding on the quilts and get them sewed together and then sewed on the quilts. Want to be able to watch a movie this afternoon and do the handwork on the quilts. Have a lovely day and I'll be back later to do personals.

07-08-2006, 12:00 PM
Good Morning Lovely Ladies !!

Glad to see some familiar faces back posting.. it was getting quiet here :hug: There are still a few more that are missing though :mag: hopefully they are behaving themselves, having fun and will come back soon !!!

Cheryl ~ congrats on getting your quilt finished.. that must feel good !! Sounds like you are doing well sticking to your program.. keep up the good work :D

MRae ~ how are things going at work... any luck with getting the reservation problems all sorted out ? :dizzy:

Robsia ~ congratulations on your 4 lb loss !!

Robbin ~ arrgggg darn scale :devil:

Erin ~ have a safe trip home and congrats on having to get some of your clothes taken in.. that is a good feeling.

Ryanmi ~ yeah I would have to say that I am not all that crazy about the summer.. I love fall the most !! Over the past few years I have developed allergies, but I can't imagine what you are going through..sounds like no fun at all !!

Tina ~ good to see you. Sounds like you have been a busy bee. Was the card making party like scrapbooking ???

Meowee ~ so glad the weather has cooled off for you, hopefully it will last a few days !

Tricia, Michelle, TeaHoney, Lois, Liza, Shawn ~ drop in soon and say hello !!

Well I am off to see what kind of trouble I can get into for the day. Have a good one and keep on keeping on :D

07-08-2006, 06:22 PM
This is me at our St Annes Idol competition yesterday. It's not an especially good pic of me, we were looking at someone else at the time who was also taking a picture. And I should have taken my glasses off. But I am on the right, Coleen Nolan (the famous one!) is on the left and my Daddy is the little chap in the middle - we three were the judges.

I didn't realise that my belly showed so much in that skirt - it looked OK in the mirror. But I guess the camera doesn't lie! :(

07-08-2006, 06:50 PM
Hey girlies. Just popping in again. Mom is upstairs taking a nap. We were out all morning trying to find some cooler clothes for hubby and my daughter. It was fun cause I got to actually get my husband in the dressing room with arm loads of clothes that we could sift through. (he never wants to buy clothes for's always "i got enough") Don't know if you all have a Sears close by, but I would go to take advantage of the warehouse sales going on now.

Linda, yeah I would love to come check in while I'm in HK. I just don't how things are going to go just yet. If I have the opportunity'll to look for a internet bet I'll check in!

Robsia, congrats on the 4lbs. taking a fast flight! That's so exciting. And also congrats on having a successful show. It sounds like it went really well and so much fun. You look great on the, love, love the skirt! ( look like your dad) I haven't gone on vacation just yet, we're going to Hong Kong for 3 weeks. But I've been to mothers this past week for a couple of days.

Cheryl, sorry to hear of such a crap day you had yesterday. Sounds like no fun at all. Hope it is a better day for you today.

Louie, I have never done either scrap booking nor card making (before that). But I would assume it is. They said you can buy supplies, stamps and paper at a scrap booking outlet. It was a lot of fun...something I could totally dive into! :)

07-08-2006, 06:52 PM
LOL - I shaved my beard off for the event ;)

Apparently when he was younger his hair was the exact same shade as mine! Mine is natural BTW - I often get accused of dying it.

07-08-2006, 06:53 PM
Hi everybody . . . once again i don't know where the day has gone . . . just been running around like crazy for some reason. The humidity is OK but it has turned just plain hot and that is making me really tired and my BS is up, too. Strange, all round.

Yes, CHERYL :hug: I can relate to your heat headache because i've got a bit of one myself today.

OK, LOUIE :hug: You can come fess up to the trouble you found, now.

Oh, ROBSIA :hug: You look gorgeous. Bet the tummy wouldn't be very noticeable except that you've got your arm back behind you Dad. Don't fret it, bet it'll be gone soon.

Have a good evening (or whatever it is where you are), ladies. Keep moving and shaking and heading in the great downward direction. See you soon. :carrot:

07-08-2006, 11:23 PM
Robsia...You are beautiful:hug: Loved the picture. Dad is a very handsome chap! Congrats on the 4 lb loss and on the success of the show.

Ryanmi...I can really relate to your heat and allergies. I was miserable yesterday and I'm miserable now. can't wait for fall and cooler temps to get here.

Robbin...Darn scales!! Maybe it's time to put it out of it's misery. You'd at least feel better. It's hard when our bodies go up and down with water weight.

Erin...Such a great feeling to have your clothes taken in. Hope you have a safe trip home and the kids are good.:hug:

Tina...Sounds like you had fun picking clothes out for your hubby. Bet you will be busy packing for you trip. We leave on the 23rd and I can't wait!!! I haven't been home in over 2 years.

Linda...Glad you don't have the humidity to deal with today, but sorry it's hot.
It's hot here as well and I have another heat headache. I did get the binding on the sides of the two quilts. Good thing I have central air, or I wouldn't of been able to work on them. They kept me pretty warm while I was working on them, and of course my cat, Princess has to test them out for comfort.

Have a nice evening and I'll check back tomorrow.

07-09-2006, 10:22 AM
Ok, yes I have been miserable, but I got a bit of a lift this morning when I weighed in and discovered that I was down 4lbs!!! :woo: Woo Hoo!!! :cp: I'm takin' it! Hello?? Ticker?? Get ready to mooove...!!!

I am feeling a bit better...have been doing my breathing exercises and treatments. I always get a little nervous about my breathing when my asthma is flared up-I tend to overanalyze it, and try taking deep breaths constantly-guess to make sure I can?? So stupid...I do nothing to relax and actually help the situation!! :rollpin: :rollpin: :rollpin:

Rosiba, the dress is beautiful, and you look wonderful! :yes: I agree w/Linda-it's the way you are standing! Don't even worry about it! :nono:

Cheryl, I can identify w/the cat having to "test the quilt" as you work on it- one of my two (Bailey) insists on "helping" me type whenever I am on the computer! from her! I think it means "Hello", but for all I know it could mean "Feed Me"! :comp: :D

Linda, Allergic to insect venom? :chin: Interesting...My allergies flare up around mid/end June every year, and are pretty miserable until mid-September. We've never been able to pinpoint exactly what causes it- my doc thought maybe I was allergic to grass for's just a combo of everything! I get so congested that my asthma flares up=high humidity certainly does nothing to help that!! Hang in there though:hug: ...I will say this year has been much better thus far than last...for me anyway!

Erin, sooo cool that you've has to have some dresses taken in-I bet that feels like such an accomplishment! You should be so proud! Congrats miss!!! :goodvibes

Robbin, Send that scale packing for a few days...I only weigh in once a week, otherwise I hide the scale so I don't obsess! :goodscale Especially in the summer, when I fall victim to the WWW and fluctuate all over the place when I know I should have lost something!! You've done so well thus far, and as long as you are staying on program, it will work out!!! :hug:

Louie, Yes, I would have to say I am definately a Fall/Winter/Spring person. I love the time from Mid-September through May...Hmmm...basically, that's the school year...wonder if that's why??? I really get into Fall and Winter though-love the holidays and the whole festive astmophere that goes along w/them...:turkey: :gift2: :snow4: :xcheer:

Tina, if my mother were visiting me, I'd have slit my wrists after about 5 minutes! LOL...;) Sounds like you're getting everything ready for the big trip...yes, it would be cool if you checked in, but just make sure you take some pics to share regardless! :)

Michelle, MichelleRae, Tracy, Shawn, and anyone else...Helloooooo?? Hope you are all well! Today I will be doing some laundry and I have to find time to go for my nails/pedicure-what a mess I am over here!!

Happy Sunday!!! :flow1: :flow1: :flow1: :flow1: :flow1:

07-09-2006, 03:52 PM
Helllooooo Everyone ;)

Hope everyone is having an enjoyable weekend. I just returned from the grocery store, so now I am going to put my feet up and have a coffee. Hubby and I are suppose to go to friends this afternoon for movies and then it will be home to do all the usually boring sunday chores.. including laundry !!!

Ryanmi ~ whoooo hooo, congrats on the 4 lbs.. the girl is on :flame: Did you find time to get your nails done ?? Lucky girl.. love getting a pedicure.

Tina ~ I have never done scrapbooking or anything like it.. but the card making would be fun. One of the ladies at work always make cards and they are so nice and personal. So how many sleeps before the big trip ??

Meowee ~ I didn't manage to get into too much trouble yesterday.. at least nothing exciting !! Sounds like your weather is ever changing. We have a bit of cloud cover today, but it is still too warm for me.

Robsia ~ your picture is lovely and I love your skirt !!

Cheryl ~ hope you are having a good weekend. Sounds like you are making good progress with your quilt.

Tricia, Erin, Robbin, Liza, TeaHoney, Lois, MRae, Michelle, Shawn ~ hope you are all well.

Okay the kettle has boiled so I best get to getting. Have a relaxing Sunday everyone :hug:

07-09-2006, 11:39 PM
Evening everyone....I can't tell you how wonderful it felt to wake up to 25 degrees cooler than yesterday. Wish it would stay like this through Sept. The scales were up a couple pounds this morning, but it water weight. All I have done is guzzle water the last couple of days. I think it has all gone to my feet! They are so swollen, I can't even get my shoes on this morning.
Got the binding on the quilts and I have already picked all the loose threads off of the queen size quilt. Going to start picking the threads off the king after I post. Tomorrow I'm going to start doing the french knots on the kids quilt since I will be waiting most of the day while the FD is in meetings.

Ryanmi...AWESOME!!! Congrats on the fairy fat mother taking 4 pounds. My cat Princess has to test out the comfort of all the quilts I make. She is also a fabric tester, which she knows iritates me to no end when I find her sleeping in my fabric. I have made her a very comfortable bed to sleep in, but she never uses it. She also helps hubby on the computer. She pretty much has her nose into everything.

Louie...Hope hubby and you had a good time with friends and watching movies. Laundry is an ugly word, but someone has to do it. At least I don't have to iron since hubby is retired from the military.:D

Tina, Linda, Robsia, Liza, Tracey, Shawn, Michelle, Erin, Lois and anybody else I might of forgotten. Hope you all had a great Sunday.


07-10-2006, 08:09 AM
GOOD MORNING CHICKIES!!!!!:hug: :hug: We made it back to Alabama in 17 hours and hubby did most of the driving this time. Kids were great and we really enjoyed the trip home. Still a few things we didn't get to do while we were there but there are only so many hours in the day. My one night of splurge on the stromboli didn't seem to hurt me too much but still fighting the plateau and an absolutely obsessed scale!!!!!:mad: :yikes: For the last week or so it has just gone bonkers. It will not weigh me the same thing twice for all the money in the world. Yesterday it did, and i thought it was cured but now today it is all over the place, have been on about 6 times already this morning. I refuse to move my ticker until the scale settles down, but since it has been varying by as much as 5 pounds i have no idea what i would record. I did well staying on plan and went restocking shopping yesterday and loaded up on fruits and veggies. Anxious to see some scale movement in the near future.

Also really good news on the hubby front. He was looking at our pictures from the trip while we were still at mom and dad's. We plug the digital camera into the TV so everyone can see at the same time, and he suddenly has realized how large he has gotten. Sad to say, i am excited he is feeling so miserable about himself. We spent a lot of time talking on the way home about what he needs to do and how he wants me to help, etc. I know if he could ever get started he will drop a lot fast and that should help keep him motivated. We'll see i know it will be hard at first but I am excited he is beginning to talk like he is ready to make a change!!!

Linda - glad to hear you are successful and motivated without the scale, i just don't ever see me getting there! Hope your weather is staying cooler!

Robsia - CONGRATS on the losses!!!! :cheer: Glad to hear your Idol went well! You have every right to be proud, that was a huge accomplishment! As you can tell from my comments earlier the scale is drving me nuts!!!!! I can't seem to get a consistent weigh for more than one day and then i go back to all over the place. Oh well as long as the range keeps getting lower that is all that matters. I agree the heat has to have something to do with it! Great pic, don't sweat the belly in the skirt, a lot of that is the angle the picture was taken and the way you were standing. What is the other lady famous for, i am not familiar with her?

Cheryl - you are a quilting maniac lately, glad to hear it is going well, did you get the blood out? I agree central AC or death as far as I am concerned. Have to say though lots of my patients don't have air or keep it set at a point where i would have to say WHY BOTHER!!! At least getting some of the weight off seems to be helping with my heat tolerance.

Louie - Mom got one of the dresses a little tight but we let it go, i am hoping it will keep me well motivated and will really be important to check that when the scale just doesn't want to give it up!

Ryanmi - CONGRATS on the losses, wonderful! :balloons: Hope you enjoyed all your pampering! Oh yeah and I agree whole heartedly heat and humidity make for really crappy breathing. I really have to be careful with my patients this time of year, even in the house they can really struggle when it is 90 degrees and 90% humidity with orange ozone alerts!!

Tina - the shopping sounds like fun, we have Sears but i don't think the particular sale you mentioned is going on here yet. I agree with Linda, I hope you can check in while you are in Hong Kong. How long will yoube gone for?

Well girlies, gotta run. I have most of the unpacking done but still so much to do and I need to be getting back into working mode! I am starting a new bible study with the Church this morning so that will take a chunk out of my work day. I am hoping to work myself back into it gradually but we will see. Hope ya'll have a fantastic day and keep on trucking!

07-10-2006, 10:23 AM
Hey ladies, how is everyone? Sorry I was MIA over the weekend but you know I always get so busy. Saturday I took my daughter shopping, which I had been promising to do for a long time. We shopped allllllll day long. Sunday I had a Family Support Meeting (military) that took all day. I was supposed to start working out this morning with hubby but he ended up having the day off work so I didn’t get to work out but he works tomorrow so I will get my butt in gear then.

Linda – I am glad to hear you can hold out longer than the weather, I’m not sure I can. This www is driving me crazy. Ya know I just realized something. I can see everyone’s ticker except yours. Wonder why, yours just shows as a red X inside of white box.

Robsia – It is good to see you here again. Congrats on the 4 pounds. You look great in that dress, and the tummy showing is not bad at all. Just remember back to what you would have looked like in it before you started dropping the pounds. You look Great.

Cheryl – Hope the headaches are gone, So did you finish the quilt? Ho are the FD’s doing?

Tina - I bet you had fun getting hubby in the dressing room, I haven’t ever been able to get mine to try on clothes. He picks things up and says mmmmm Yea it will fit and we buy it. No fun at all.

Ryanmi – WOW 4 pounds weigh to go. Feels great don’t it. Thanks for the encouragement. I know it is WWW but it is driving me crazy.

Louie – if you need any extra laundry to do I am sure I could help you out. With 4 kids it is never ending at my house.

Erin – I understand the plateau and scale crazies. I thought I had broke my plateau but 2 days later the scales were up 3 pounds then 4 they have even been up as much as 8 pounds. Finally this morning they are back down to where I am only 1 pound from what the ticker says

If I missed anyone, I appologize.

Gotta get to work. Check back later.

07-10-2006, 01:59 PM
Hey girls. I hope you all had a good weekend. Seems I have been more than preoccupied lately. But it was all good, I enjoyed spending the extra time with my mom and I'm sure Alyssa did because my mom spoils her! :) Nothing much new to report in the "weight loss" zone. I haven't been totally committed to exercise nor getting the amount of water I need down this past week.

I have a lot on my plate this coming week. I have to mow the lawns and a little yardwork, clean out the fridge and pantry, start washing out everything I want to take, do the great big pile of ironing of hubbys shirts, cut his hair, clean house and on top of all that...put the basement back together since having that flood. I've put it off so long cause I wanted to paint the floor, but that isn't going to happen now and I can't leave it all piled on top of one another when I have my aunt and uncle coming to check on the house while we're gone. They'd never get around it!

Linda, I totally know how that feels...when the day just seems to get away from you. We've had a lovely past couple of days here..sitting at 22 degrees mostly and a wonderful cool breeze.

Cheryl, you sound so excited and I couldn't blame you. Two years is a long time without visiting your home roots. You're frazzled days are coming preparing to leave! How long are you going for?

Ryanmi, wow!! 4lbs!! You are amazing! Okay, okay,'d ya do it?! Glad you're feeling better...this time of year sounds like torture for you. Don't worry about the pics..I just bought a new memory card for my camera...on the best setting it still takes over 2200 pics!

Louie, I think you'd have so much fun if you're the artsy fartsy creative type. I'm not all that artsy fartsy...but I loved being creative! :D And I do think they turned out pretty good...but it wasn't hard! LOL! I'm thinking about getting into it when I get know something to keep my hands and brain busy. :) Seven more sleeps till we take off on the jet plane. We leave this coming sunday.

Welcome back Erin!! Sounds like you had a great trip...I'm glad everyone was cooperative on the trip back. And woo hoo for hubby showing some interest about getting onboard the weight loss track. You sound so relieved and excited. Don't worry once you start getting back into your routine I'm sure the scale will start behaving again. We'll be gone for 3 weeks.

Robbin, too bad you didn't make it to the gym with hubby. You sounded so pepped and raring to go. Oh'll just have to put all that energy into tomorrows workout. My husband is the exact same way. I've even had to return a pair of shorts and a shirt yesterday cause he refused to go back and try it on! LOL!!

Well I best be starting on my list and hopefully get the majority of it done in the next couple of days. Have a wonderful day girls!


07-10-2006, 06:09 PM
Hi gang . . . just letting you know I'm still out here . . . and still too hot. This is so unusual for us. Oh well. :( To top it off, the old work-project is all fired up. If this weather doesn't soon break again, I may have to start going into the office because it's air-conditioned and home isn't. Really don't want to do that because it takes twice as long to get anything accomplished in there.

TINA :hug: . . . sounds like things are getting pretty hectic as you wind your way along to vacation departure day. At least your weather is being cooperative.

ROBBIN :hug: . . . Isn't the WWW roller-coaster 'fun' :mad: My ticker seems OK to me . . . just stuck. But I have seen some like you mentioned . . . says they've expired or something. But talk about wierd . . . the last few lines of your post are in a different (smaller) type size????

ERIN :hug: . . . glad to hear you had a good trip home and glad to hear that hubby is coming around, too.

CHERYL :hug: . . . great to hear that things are a little cooler at your place and hopefully the ankles will go down soon too. Believe me I know that feeling . . . my ankles get so swollen they really hurt.

LOUIE :hug: . . . glad to hear you stayed out of trouble . . . too hot for trouble . . . but shopping is good.

RYANMI :hug: . . . Have you had the battery of allergy tests . . . I think I had a series of 200 or so years ago and came out allergic to almost everything. If the allergist had his way I'd be living in a plastic bubble. I don't think mine are bad enough to give up everything they'd like me to avoid (like my cats). Just stuffy, sneezy, and red eyes most of the time. No serious asthma attacks.

Well, off I go again. Congrats to everyone who had either an SV or NSV in the past couple of days. Keep on moving and shaking, gang. See you soon. :carrot:

07-10-2006, 10:19 PM
Erin...Happy to hear you had a safe trip home and the kids were good. Sorry the scales are not moving for you, they will.

Robbin...Hope you have fun working out tomorrow morning. Does hubby workout with you? Glad the water weight is retreating. The quilt is done except for the french knots I need to do for hair and eyes. The FD's are better. The threat of not going on vacation did the trick.:D

Tina...You sound just like me. I'm getting the house in order so it looks nice when my friend comes over to feed my cat and give her some love while were gone. We are going to be gone 14 days, which isn't enough for me to get all my yacking time in with my Mom, Dad, daughter, son and 7 grandkids, plus my brother and sisters. I've already started packing the car for the trip and got my list started so I don't forget anything.

Linda...Looks like I will be cranking the air on tomorrow. 95 tomorrow and 100 by Saturday. Swollen feet here I come. LOL...Hope you get a break from the heat soon.

Not much going on today, had meetings most of the day and it is the same for the next couple of days. Hope to be home and not have to go anywhere by Thursday. Got the tags for my quilt made on the computer today, but didn't have any photo transfer paper. Went to town and bought everything but the paper. Guess I will have to write myself a note and paste it to my forehead.LOL...Have a good on ladies.


07-10-2006, 10:26 PM
Hi Ladies ~ just home from work and taking the dog to the park. Another warm one here.. and I must say that I am tired of it being summer.. LOL Give me a few months though and then I will be wishing it was warmer.. it is a no win situation !!!

I am still floundering with weight loss.. I go a couple of days really behaving myself and then I get side tracked and it all goes to H-e-double hockeysticks in a handbag. (if ya know what I mean !!!). I think I need to set myself some short term goals and work towards them. I will give them some serious consideration over the next few days and then get my butt in gear !!!!

Meowee ~ do you work at home ? Or do you work on a contract basis ? The time that I spent at home studying was lovely and if it wasn't for the human interaction I think I would be very happy working at home.

Tina ~ wow 7 more sleeps.. I didn't realize it was so close. You are going to have such a great time and probably have a million and one things before you go.

Robbin ~ sounds like you had a busy weekend. Did you get yourself anything while you were out shopping ?

Erin ~ welcome home !! So glad that you got to spend time with your family. Does your scale run on a battery.. maybe it is time for a new one ?? I will sometimes test the scale with an item that I know weighs a certain amount (ie 5 lb bag of potatoes etc...) At least then you can make an adjustment for whatever amount it is out by :?:

Cheryl ~ wow your weather sure did change overnight.. sounds like it was for the better though ! I hear ya on the water weight.. I feel like I have been drinking gallons of the stuff.. but not sure where it is all going :p

To all the other chicks ~ hope you didn't have a manic monday :dizzy:

Well I am off to see what I can mix up for dinner.. with this hot weather I don't feel like eating.. but know that I must. Have a good one and I will c ya soon :hug:

07-10-2006, 10:52 PM
Hey Ladies!

Sorry I was MIA for a few days but I had finals to complete and now I have the next 3 weeks off! Yayyyy!! I'm sooo stoked to have a break!

Linda, hope you cool off soon! What kind of work project are you working on?

Tina, did your basement flood? Ours did a few months ago and it was a nightmare but we finally got it all taken care of. It sucks when stuff like that happens, and it turns out that our insurance wouldn't cover it because the water was coming from the outside and wasn't the result of a broken pipe. Stinkin jerks LOL

Robbin, sounds like you are really motivated to get in the gym! I'm sure you'll see some excellent results soon!

Erin thats really great that your Hubby wants you to help him. I think it's awesome when couples tackle the weight monster together. Good luck to you both.

Cheryl, I'd love to see some pictures of your quilts some time. Its something I've always wanted to try but just don't have the time really.

Louie, I hope you enjoyed your relaxation/coffee time :) I could use a little of that today LOL

RyanMi, Woooo Hoooooo! way to go on be 4 lbs down!!! :carrot: That's freakin awesome! WTG!

Well, I'm bushed and just want to relax and read for a bit. I hope you all have a wonderful evening!!


07-11-2006, 07:51 AM
Hi Ladies...

Just dropping in to say hello before heading off to work! The humidity here was so terrible yesterday that I walked out to the car and almost instantly felt like I couldn't breathe! :hot: Fabulous...needless to say this put me in a stellar mood pretty much all day yesterday! The kicker? One of the girls that works for me (my assistant, nonetheless) announces that she is pregnant-again! :preg: :mad: She has an 18 m/o daughter already and while yes, I am happy for her, at the same time the last 18mos plus the previous 9 have been spent completely pre-occupied and not exactly "on the ball" if you know what I mean??? And as accomodating and understanding as I try to be, she takes full advantage constantly...She and I have discussed this and she was just starting to get back in the swing of things and I was feeling good about the situation when Bam! She's pregnant again... :censored: :headache: :headache: :censored: and I know it's partly me because I don't have nor will I be having kids, and my priorities are elsewhere, but at the same time, if you're going to come to work and barely do your job because all you can do is talk about childbirth, breastfeeding (YUK) :barf: diapers, etc..,and not pull your weight (or anything close to it), then maybe you ought to consider whether working is where you really want to be. :?: PLUS, she and another gal in the office were actually trying to see who would be pregnant first, so apparently the other one isn't all that far behind??? Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.........:stress: :stress: :stress:

:soap: :soap: And while I am ranting, please allow me to go on record and say that the absolute worst thing any pregnant person can say is "I don't know how it happened..." :shrug: For Christs sake, I know how it happened, and I wasn't even there! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Ok, had to get that out...please, no one yell at me-I just had to vent! Now I am off to work...:flow2:

07-11-2006, 07:56 AM
Good morning Chickiedoos!!

Well I moved my ticker a little the scale is still being contrary but I felt confident about the adjustment i made this morning to the ticker since i haven't had an average and rarely a weight over that in a while. I am looking at options of what I can do to kick start losses again but i am just kind of dragging at the moment. Getting back into working life and all is rough! Also I got hit with a major project to take on at church and am a little overwhelmed, also started a bible study at church and am trying to finish a fiction novel i started on the trip!!! Too many things that allow for sitting! I am wanting to get all the stuff settled from being away and then will work on sweating to music again, or hit the elliptical. Either way i think i gotta move more!

Robbin - all day shopping sounds like fun, maybe!!! Only if you were successful in your mission, it usually takes me all day just cause I can't find what i want! Hope the working out with hubby goes well! Oh and the scale-a-cide is scheduled for Friday if things don't change soon!

Tina - Don't let the getting ready make you crazy! I know it can and it is just not worth it. My suggestion tackle one major task a day and then start on the next one if there is time. I did the little bit of all of it everyday and it just makes you nuts! Thanks for mentioning hubby, I am hoping his motivation stays as we face the real world again! Wonderful ideas can fade fast when the reality of life sets in!

Linda - Don't let the heat get you down, what did we suggest to Michellrp - strip and arm curls in front of the AC???? Works for me! Can you go to the office Naked!!! Then maybe you would have everyone else distracted and you could accomplish something! Glad hubby is on board too. Let's just hope he gets past the initial "this sucks" phase!

Cheryl - thanks for the condolences on the scales. I have finally realized it has been several weeks since I have done true cardio exercise and i am wondering if that may be some of the difference. Hope to get back to that soon and then we'll see. Your trip sounds wonderful, I wish we could spend that long. I know what you mean about getting everyone in, it can be so hard!

Louie - don't get frustrated, we are so bad about the all or none stuff, a few days in a week of better eating can really make a difference when you add them up! The short term goals can really help. The big picture can be so overwhelming! Thanks for your suggestion on the scale, I am going to try to find something i know the weight of and see what happens!

Michellerae - congrats on finishing finals!!! Enjoy your three weeks!! Any big plans for the break?

Gotta run so much stuff to get done before the day really gets rolling!

07-11-2006, 08:06 AM
Ryanmi - you and i must have been posting at the same time! I was one of those women who was pre-occupied with getting pregnant, losing pregnancies or having kids --- but I changed my job to accomodate the new lifestyle instead of making everyone around me miserable. Although childbirth and child rearing are wonderful undertakings in life they are not for everyone and these ladies need to remember THEY HAVE A JOB THEY HAVE TO DO! Don't worry about the ranting, we all need to do it!

OHH and seems like my ticker is messed up, did the changes and when did the post all i am getting is the red X. Still working on it but it you can't see it, its not just you!

07-11-2006, 10:29 AM
Ok Chickies this is gonna be a quickie but I will be back later. I just wanted to pop in and say Good Morning to everyone. I just got clocked into work so I am gonna have to do some actual "work" before I can get back here. Hopefully I will find the time before 5 if I dont I will be back this evening.

I finally made it to the gym at my hubby's office and we worked out together. I feel great. I know I am not up to what most of you who exercise regurlary are but I feel pretty good about myself. I did 1 mile on the treadmill in 17 minutes and 38 seconds. Not too bad huh?

Well better get the rear in gear and get some work done.

Check back later

07-11-2006, 01:07 PM
Good morning chickies! Hope you are found well and happy! So far, so good here. I didn't get much done off of my list yesterday. Hubby just couldn't stay at work. He popped back home 3 times! and then finally wanted to go out shopping for a few groceries and items on my list that we'll need during our travel. You know tissues, wet ones, hand sanitizer..etc...etc. But I did get the shopping done and did get his hair cut, so at least that's a little something done. I'm facing the fridge and pantry today for interuptions please!

Linda, I think you got the heat that we had last week. In the mid 30's was highly unusual for us too. I took it as a staging to try to get used to what I'll be in for 3 weeks! I hope you're finding a way to stay cool and comfortable.

Cheryl, list? Did you say list? haha! I'd never get as far as I am with my head still operable if I didn't have a list. Why is everything always left up to the "wife" and "mother" to remember?!! Sounds like you have a lot of catching up to do with a lot of people you might have to set up that new "speed dating" with each one of them! LOL!

Louie, shouldn't say that too loud! I can't even think of the winter coming around. I so dread it! :) But you should get way more milder winters than I do, right? I gotta another reason to "love" summer...I think we all struggle in staying on project..something about being free to roam outside more makes us all wonder from our schedule. I know it does for me. It's too nice to workout indoors..a stroll would be nice instead....the wiff of BBQ always triggers a crave...being out and about always suffers my water intake. So I guess having winter does have it's pluses afterall. I can't wait to be back home already and getting back to me, myself and I working on weightloss and exercise. Hang in there girl...we're all having struggles and know exactly how you feel.

MichelleRae, hi ya! Three weeks off sounds great...especially after finals, yuck! Our basement flood was due to a hose under our kitchen sink giving way and going through the floor gushing everywhere like a wild snake in the basement 1/2 developed. Soaking the drywall and the furniture. We were lucky, we caught it almost as soon as it happened, just ankle deep water. Then the power went out for 3 hrs. and I was left by myself in the dark with a mop and bucket to clean it up with! Some of the ladies here had a "laugh out loud" moment at that visual! ;)

Ryanmi, while reading your post I wasn't sure how to respond. I may only be 28 years old, but I have very old fashioned ways. For me, family is my #1 I can relate to your assistant. But, I also am very realistic...if my heart wasn't in it, then neither was I. I took my leave of absence from my job when I was about 5 mos. pregnant. It was too hard to deal with having morning sickness and manage a nearly 2 million dollar company (oil industry related). Since then, my place is home. Don't get me wrong...working mothers get a lot of respect from me...because I don't know how they can swing it or deal with being away from the little one. But I "intend" on going back part time when she is in school full time. Hope I didn't step on anyones toes?!

Erin, do you think that maybe the ride in the car shook up your scale?? Maybe it had something weighted on it the entire time and everytime you hit a bump it started to try and weigh it and it needs new batteries now? Maybe try the new batteries, if that doesn't work...try giving it a good shake again! :) You described me to a tee...that's what I was doing yesterday. Trying to do a little of everything and not really getting much done...of course the interupting hubby didn't help either! LOL!

Robbin, I tell ya...just reading your enthusiasm about exercise is doing me a world of good! Glad to hear you had a positive experience at the gym. Your time is very good for someone just starting out. I'd be proud of it too! Did hubby workout with you?

Well ladies, I think that's about all she wrote. I'll try to check back later. Have a great day!


07-11-2006, 03:20 PM
Tina (and anyone else), you didn't step on my toes at all, and believe me, I wasn't trying to judge anyone, and hope that I didn't offend anyone. :crossed:

My person tends to milk the system for all it is worth, and she tends to have her priorities mixed up a bit. She is in Grad School F/T (for free, mind you, because as a University employee, she gets that benefit), doing a practicum/internship several hours a week, playing on two softball teams, and working full-time-so what ends up happening is that she tends to use the time set aside for work to take care of her personal business and family business, and has her in-laws bring the kid up here to visit (it is 18mos) for a couple of hours at a time. Then...she catches up w/all of her friends, emailing, talking on the phone, two hour lunches etc...and ends up slacking off on the work side. :blah: Not cool when the bulk of your job is customer service...and other staff members are picking up the slack constantly.

I am far from a slave driver-believe you me, but seeing as how I just went through all of this once, and 2 yrs later (between pre-and post birth) have finally gotten my employee back to being a bit more focused, I just have the horrors of having to deal with it all again-and I already see little signs. Example- she just got back from a 2hr nap/lunch..."Ooops, I fell asleep." "Ok, yes, I certainly understand being tired-but perhaps you wouldn't be so tired if you weren't out playing softball until well after midnight last night...." :?:

I should have explained a bit situation is clearly the exception, not the norm. I definately am for family first- I guess I just think that if you're going to be here, at least put forth a bit more than the bare minimum, especially when you are constantly asking for the maximum.

Does that make sense? Because the last thing I wanted to do was offend anyone-especially all of you that are clearly working your rears off to raise a family, work, whatever...because I do respect and admire that-regardless of whether I have my own brats or not! ;) LOL...

07-11-2006, 10:50 PM
Hey ladies!!

Boy am I worn out! I spent a bit outside in the pool with the family and the chlorine always wears me out.

RyanMi, you didn't offend me :) I understand how you feel! I used to work with a girl who swore upand down that she was a virgin...what a totally rare thing to happen to her...she just needed attention lol

Tina, man your basement got hit like ours did but not from the same thing. Ours was partially finished as well and teh drywall and several pieces of furniture were ruined :(

Robbin, way to go on your exercise!! That's awesome!!!

Erin, No big plans for my time off except relaxing and enjoying it! Glad you got to move your ticker down :)

Well ladies I'm gonna hit the hay early tonight. Hope you all have a wonderful evening and I'll ttyl!


07-11-2006, 11:34 PM
Hi Gals ~ I haven't had time to read all the posts from today, but I just wanted to check in and say HELLLOOOOO.

I had to work late tonight and I just finished dinner, so going to put my feet up and see what is on the boobtube to watch. I am sure I will be able to find some mindless TV... my favorite !!!

I'll be back tomorrow to catch up with everyone. Hope you all have a great evening and take care :hug:

07-12-2006, 07:52 AM
Good morning girlies, well i decided to move the ticker again. I have been weighing frequently since yesterday morning and everytime have gotten the same number both times I weigh. Was more active yesterday (pool for about 1 1/2 hours) and drank some water. Pool always seems to get my WWW off, so if any of the rest of you suffering from that have access, spend some time in chest deep water, I had to get out twice to pee and then went two more times within the first hour I was home! Thus the scale was 252.3 this morning, with two weighs in a row! Remember how we chanted 230 for Robbin? Well i hear 240's in my camp!:cheer: I honestly believe it has been a minimum of 6-7 years since I have seen that number. This is also where i blew it last time. Wanted to get below 250 for a Dr. appointment i had and ended up at 270 by the time i got there! It was downhill from there to say the least!!! I am confident that I will get there this time, with the help from ya'll!! I can't put my finger on how but being here has really made a difference for me!! Thanks Ladies!:hug:

Robbin - Awsome job on the working out. I can do 2 miles on the elliptical in under 13 min but can't even finish 1 mile on a treadmill!!! You did great! Keep it up!

Tina - I hope you are able to keep hubby out of the house today and get something done! When i hit "woman on a mission" mode things interrupting my plan just make me nuts!!! :crazy: As you can see from above the scale has settled down. I guess it just took it a while to realize it was home!

Ryanmi - No offense taken here! I am a working mom (P/T now) and I am a firm believer of when i am there I give a hundred percent but when i have my time home don't bug me about work! I think our society as a whole has gotten into a "ME" mentality a little too far. It's all about how can i make my job work for me not the fact that we were hired to perform a task for someone else!!! I work for them not the other way around! Hang in there, can this be addressed on a performance eval or something that has a little consequence to the pocket book, that usually wakes someone up!

Michellerae - AHHH relaxation, yeah i remember that, it was just last week for me! Does the pool have the same effect on you it does to me?

Louie - So how was the boob tube?? Find anything good?

Linda, Cheryl,Robsia, Lois, Tracey, Shawn, Michellerp, hopeyou all are doing well!! Hope i didn't forget anyone!

Well Ya'll have a fantastic day and I will try to check in later. Have to take the kids to the dermatologist this afternoon and have no idea how long i will be there!

07-12-2006, 10:33 AM
Good morning girlies. How is everyone? I am pretty good today but am disappointed because I didnít get to workout. We had some pretty wild storms last night and our electricity went out, we all know what that means. I overslept. No biggie I will get it in tomorrow. Sorry I never made it back here last night to do personals. We ended up planning a little mini vacation for this weekend and that took up most of my evening.

Linda Ė I noticed that last post of mine was a little funny looking with smaller type size but donít know what I did to make it that way, I dunno. I understand your heat problems, we have been having storms here and instead of cooling it off it has only raised the humidity to around 97%. YUCK!

Cheryl Ė My husband is working out with me. Its not like he needs the extra exercise though, being military he works out all the time. You know the type, he can do a ton of sit-ups and push ups in just a couple of minutes and run 2 miles in less than 15 minutes. He is very fit and thinks he is overweight. He weighs more now than when we got married 15 years ago so it has to be that he is fat. I say a 33-inch wais for a man is not fat.

Louie Ė I didnít get anything for myself while out shopping but I did get a hair cut. And man o man did I cut it. I havenít had hair shorter than about 2 inches below my shoulders in 15 years and when I went in to cut it, it was 6 inches below my shoulders. Well now it is about Ĺ an inch above my shoulders. I am gonna take a picture and post it as soon as I get the time that way all of you can give your opinion. I think maybe my face looks fatter.

MichelleRae Ė Sounds like you have been busy with your finals. I bet you are excited to be off for 3 weeks.

Ryanmi Ė Even though I am very committed to being a parent I can understand where you are coming from. My youngest two are only 13 months apart so I imagine the employer I had at that time was discouraged. However I tried to be 100% committed to my job also. I worked up until I went into labor both times and only took off work for my doctor appointments. I feel that if you are gonna work you have to commit yourself to it. I like to share stories about my kids with my co-workers but there is a time for stories and there is a time for work.

Erin Ė I think I am with you on the scale-a-cide. Mine are not making me happy. Up 3 pounds again today. Dang I am tired of this up and down up and down. Yesterday I was only 1 pound off of my ticker now I am off by 4 pounds. Of course I do know it is WWW. My hands are very puffy. I am just tired of this and want to know what I weigh with out all of the WWW. I am chanting for you 240 240 240 240 240 240!!!!!!!!

Tina - You need to tell hubby if he is gonna keep popping in he is gonna be put to work. LOL, that always seems to work for my guy. He does not want to be put to work so he steers clear while I have a list I have to do. Now if it is a list for him to do there is no way I get to steer clear, he pulls me right in to help.

Well girls gotta get to work. Check back later

07-12-2006, 11:53 AM
Hi gang . . . just dropping in for a quick HELLO . . . sorry, but no time for personals to everyone . . . you know how it goes sometimes. This project is really getting me down, boy will I be glad to see the back end of it.

For those who asked . . . Do I work from home? No . . . I'm retired. :dizzy: Retired about 5 years ago now, but about once a year or sometimes more I get asked to work on something special and I don't seem to know how to say NO! :mad: The projects are usually something I can do from home. This little 'special' seems to be going on forever. I worked/work (?) for a very large, multi-national manufacturer. Right now they are closing a plant and about 1000 employees are involved. Under pension law in Canada every employee gains a lot of extra rights under the Company's pension plan in the event of a facility closure. About 100 of those 1000 have a very complicted situation and since I (supposedly) am an expert in this particular field, I'm doing all the really hard, convoluted calculations and presentation packages for them.

Tiny little surprise this morning . . . in spite of the humidity soaring back up to the upper 90's, I actually knocked of .6 of a pound in addition to getting rid of the WWW from the last couple of weeks. So I'm going to move my ticker while I've got the chance because there's no telling where it will be by this time next week.

Have a good day, chickies. Keep on moving and shaking and heading in that great downward direction. Eventually the good work will pay off and we will all discover ourselves a bunch thinner when the weather finally breaks. :D See you soon. :carrot:

07-12-2006, 03:16 PM
Good morning/Good afternoon! I got up and went straight to the basement to start putting some sense back into it. Taking a little break right now. I was really productive yesterday. Got the pantry and fridge cleared. The yardwork and mowing all done and gave myself a pedicure. I phoned the salon to make an appt. and I get "we're now making appt. for Aug."....did she say August?!! So there goes my treat before I leave..had to do it myself. (did I mention I am qualified?...seriously. I only have half a year to being a certified estitician...but I didn't go bad).

Ryanmi, thank you for putting your situation in perspective. One can totally understand the frustration with a good for nothing around. How old is this person? Seems they need a good ol' lesson in responsiblity and respect. Is she employeed through you or the school? Otherwise I'd give a couple of warnings and then be done with her. She isn't an asset at all.

MichelleRae, I wouldn't suppose you wanna come put another basement back together? LOL! Sounds like you had a wonderful day yesterday...I love the pool! A lot of great calories burned too.

Louie, hope you are having a less of a full day today. So what did you find to watch?

Erin, "weigh" to go getting that WWW flushed out. I'mma chantin' for you! Go Erin! Go Erin! Meet the 40s! It's fun! So glad the scale finally remembered where it was. I got a feeling we're a lot alike. When I'm doing something...don't bug me! LOL!

Robbin, of all days I wish I had a little help to move furniture...he stays away! Wouldn't that always be the case!? Anyways, I always said if you want something done now and done right you may aswell do it yourself. My hubby isn't particularly a particular person when it comes to getting him to do stuff. All I get is a half-*** effort and a response .."good enough". EEEGRRRGggg!

Linda, how much more longer do you think it will be till your project is done? Kinda sucks when you're retired to be bothered with it. Congrats on the movement on the scale. Must be such a relief!

Well ladies, 3 sleeps and 3 1/2 days left!! Any of you scared of flying? Got any words of advice. Yes I've flown before, but it doesn't make it easier. When I land I'm so relieved! LOL!

Have a great day! I'm sure I will...hehe!

07-12-2006, 09:44 PM
Evening Ladies...Just a quick check in for tonight....It is so hot and humid here and I have such a headache, I just want to go find a nice cool dark place and be left alone. Good news is the fairy fat mother paid me a visit and took 2 pounds!! Also got my new clothes today.:D Now for the 24th to hurry up and get here, so I can leave on vacation. Be back tomorrow to do personals.


07-12-2006, 10:24 PM
Helloooo ladies !! Whenever I say that I feel like I should break out into song.. Chantilly lace and a pretty face and a pony tail hanging down, a wiggle in her walk... lalalalalalala :lol:

Well another long day at the office for me. One of the supervisors from another department is on holidays for a few weeks and they asked me to help out, so doing double duty. Good thing I enjoy working :p

Hubby came home from work at lunch as he has a terrible sore throat. He is all tucked up into bed and now I have to cook dinner for myself... what's a girl to do... I know I am spoilt !!! :D I think I will make myself a chicken taco salad.. always a safe standby and I can't get into too much trouble making that !!

Let's see last night I watched Canadian Idol/Big Brother.. I had to keep switching between the stations, and then RockStar SuperNova. The reality TV shows totally suck me in.. one episode and I am hooked. However, there seems to be a whole lot of them on this summer, so I am being choosy at which ones I start watching. What shows are you watching this summer ??

Congrats to those of you who have had visits from the Fairy Fat Mother and thanks for the encouraging words. Figuring out what program I am going to follow is my biggest hurdle right now. I have tried so many and don't seem to stick to them.. I need to find a lifestyle change that I can live with. Anyone following a program that they absolutely love ??

A new haircut for Robbin.. ooooh lets see pictures !! My hair is driving me crazy these days. I would love to go into a salon and sit down and let them do whatever they want.. but I don't think I am brave enough. I spent so many years with short short hair and now that it is shoulder length I don't know if I could cut it again. But so many of the short styles are sooo cute.

Anyone have any vacations coming up - where are you off to ?? I have no scheduled holidays, but I figure I can live vicariously through all of you. Tina, yours is getting soooo close and sorry I can't offer any words on flying.. I take gravol and sleep.. I am a horrible traveller.

Okay gang, I am off to conquer the kitchen. Have a wonderful evening and I will see ya tomorrow.. same bat time, same bat station :D

07-12-2006, 10:57 PM
Robbin's such a doll! I've been missing, so she sent me a PM to check on me!!! I feel luved!

I have been doing okay... not eating right AT ALL, but have been making an effort to workout... (or at least thinking about it). I have contacted a friend of mine that lives a few blocks away, and we're going to start walking / working out together. We walked together once last week, and had planned to walk every day this week, but she's fallen thru on me the past two nights. But she promises to get on board next week with me, and we'll exercise regularly... I'm hoping so, because I really enjoyed our walk last week. She brought her son in the wagon, and I pushed my girls in the stroller, and afterwards the kids all played on the playground. It was nice.

Since she cancelled on me tonight, I walked anyway. Actually, I walked for 45 mins to/from the store to get DH oreos, which I'm going to stay out of!!! My feet are killing me. I can't wait for my body to get back in shape, so that exercising isn't so darn PAINFUL.

Well, Robbin, thanks again for checking in on me. I'm going to try to catch up on all of your posts now & see how everyone has been doing!

07-13-2006, 08:42 AM
Morning girlies!!:hug: :hug:

Well i am a little stressed this morning. The dermatologist appoinment with my kids lead to an urgent appointment with an ophthalmologist monday and a slightly freaked out mom. My daugther has been having trouble with her right eye, the lids mostly being dry red and flaky at times. I had been told it was exzema but when he looked at her yesterday he said some of what he saw could indicate a more serious internal problem, possibly threatening her eyesight or worse. So we go monday and I am trying to stay calm without eating house and home until then. Plus I don't want to let on to her how afraid i am and freak her out too, the poor kid is only 6! Anyway, eating has always been my refuge at times like these and i am at a high craving time anyway! So far, I have managed to stay away from any of the stuff I really don't need to have but i am getting weak girls very weak!!!! Not to mention i have been on the scale 5 times this morning and different every time! The first one was 252.0 so i am holding onto that for the moment. I've got to see what kind of battery it needs and try that, this rollercoaster is driving me nuts!

Enough about me how are all of you!!! Sounds like some good stuff going on out there!!

Robbin - hate the storms like that, especially sorry it messed with your workout. I know I am eternally resetting clocks around here, either from the power going out or me unplugging everything in anticipation of a storm! Thanks for the chants! Scale - a - cide is still scheduled for tomorrow at the moment! Can't wait to see the new pic!! I've actually decided i am going to let mine grow out!

Linda - WHOOO HOOO :carrot: :carrot: on moving the ticker!!!! I am so excited for you! Keep it up and it will go!

Tina - thanks for the cheers:hug: , i really need them now that the scale is screwy on me again! I am with you on the half-*** effort and good enough! Makes me crazy! My advice for flying (and yes i only tolerate it when i am forced not my first choice of travel by any means!), get a good smut novel and start reading it while waiting in the airport it always seemed that i got to a good part about the time I am supposed to take off and get right back into it. Xanax and a shot of scotch always worked for me too. My aunt suggested thinking of it as a bus ride through the city when you are hitting turbulence. Hope some of that helps, of course when you are traveling with a small child keeping up with them may be enough to keep your mind off what is really happening!

Cheryl - WHOOO HOOO :carrot: :carrot: for you too! Great news to hear your scale is really moving! Dropping like this right before vacation really kept me motivated to keep doing what i need to and not blow it while i was gone. You are doing so awesome, keep it up! Hope the headache eases up with a good nights sleep!

Louie - I am into medical shows on Discovery channel and The Closer and Saved but i seem to keep falling asleep while watching them! My program is low carb due to insulin problems (not diabetic yet but trying to avoid it) and actually my screen name says the rest Eat Less Exercise More - Put God First, hence ELEM-PGF. Like you said it has to be a lifestyle change when you are talking about losing the kind of weight we are. Fad diets and weird programs only get you down and then right back up again. Find something sensible and that works for YOU!!! I find taking a combo of everything i have ever heard/done and mixing it with what Dr.s are telling me now and then what I know I can really do is the best plan. Good luck!

Shawn - SOOO GOOD to hear from you again, Robbin isn't the only one who's been missing you! Don't let the lack of sticking with the eating keep you away! The exercise is awesome and you are motivated! We have to keep in mind a journey like ours takes one step at a time, taking huge leaps only leads to falling!!!! You are doing steps everytime you get some exercise! So give yourself credit where credit is due! Keep it up and the rest will come!

Yall have a fantastic day and I will try to check in later!!

07-13-2006, 10:25 AM
Morning girls. Got my work out in today. Did 3/10 of a mile on the treadmill then 1.1 miles on the exercise bike. Thought I would change it up a little. I enjoyed the bike more. I thought it would be easier but boy was I wrong.

YAY Cheryl glad to hear you have dropped another 2 pounds. You are getting close to the 200’s. It’s exciting isn’t it.

Louie – I am right there with you on the reality shows. Its terrible but I can’t help it. I keep planning on doing pics for you guys to see my hair but never get around to it in the evening. Sorry. I will try hard tonight.

Shawn - you are welcome for the check in. I missed you. Please don’t be a stranger, these ladies are what have kept me going and I know it will help you. Way to go on the walking, I understand not wanting to go by yourself. I have convinced my husband to work out with me even though he doesn’t need it, he works out every afternoon at work but the only time I have is in the mornings so he is being a sweetie and doing it with me then again in the afternoon.

Erin – I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. But try to keep positive, I know it is hard but you will worry yourself sick. I have been there with my oldest boy when he was a baby they thought he had cystic fibrosis and we had to have the test done on him every month for like 6 months. It was scary. But no matter what it is you will be able to handle it just fine, it might be hard but we are here for you.

Tina – I agree with Erin, a good book and keeping the little on occupied will help you. Either that or get smashed before getting on the plain then sleep it off. LOL Sorry I don’t have any better ideas, flying has never really bothered me.

Well ladies it is once again time to get to work. I will check back later.

07-13-2006, 01:13 PM
Cheryl, congrats on the fairy fat mother visit! That is awesome! I hope that was a little help taking your attention away from that nasty headache. (wishes eh?)

Louie, you're a busy, busy girl. Dinner sounded real if I come over? I get pretty addicted to reality TV too. I hope they never end. My favorite is Amazing Race and then Survivor, Top Model...etc..etc..the list goes on. Yeah, that's right...I have no life. I would love to take gravol but if I don't get to sleep on that stuff...I'm impaired...really! I practically slept through my labor for pete sake...LOL! I'd wake up have a contraction and fall back to sleep. The nurses had to slap me on my face to keep me focused...a lot of it was a blur. So I think I better keep away of it, unless I'm really sick which in the beginning of labor I was. :D

Shawn, nice to see you again! I'll echo the advice already given. You shouldn't stay if you're struggling, it's here you'll find the support to pull you through. Having a workout buddy is great...I hope it takes off well you both! :)

Erin, yikes! That sounds so awful. You're doing a good job so far, you know how to keep yourself maintained as far as not heading straight to food to comfort you. You've got the strength to pull through till can do it! I hope everything is okay and it isn't anything too serious. The poor little thing. I'll probably be in the air when you're at the doctor but know that I'll be thinking of you both. LOL@the smut novel. Hubby already asked if we could meet in the bathroom! haha! I said I know I lost some weight but not that much to actually fit in their bathrooms comfortably. Ahhhh....I got a kick outta that one!

Robbin, great effort with the exercise girl. Be careful you just may get addicted! :D Wouldn't that be a thought huh?! I guess you can send me some of your bravery...I hate flying..something about the no control factor I guess. Your life is in the hands of someone else...who maybe hadn't had a good rest or drunk..or...or..or...I better not get into it OR I wouldn't be getting on board..LOL!

Off to start to my next scheduled day of my to do list. Yesterday went well...I finished the basement about 11 pm lastnight. I love it now...very tidy, clean and smelling good.

Have a great day girlies! (2) sleeps left...but who's counting? lol!

07-13-2006, 03:32 PM
Erin...So sorry to hear about your Daughter. I will keep both of you in my prayers. Be strong and NO stress eating!!!! We are here for you.:hug: Go Erin, Go!! Congrats on moving the ticker down. I agree with you, I couldn't do it without the support I get here. Great job by the way working out in the pool and getting your water in.:D

Robbin...Congrats on getting your exercising in for the day.:carrot: I can't wait to see 299, it's been like 10 years. Going to be AWESOME when I do!!!!

Linda...How's the work project going? So happy the fairy fat mother paid you a visit.

Tina...Two more days till you are off. Bet you are running around like a chicken with it's head cut off. LOL I'll be that way next week. I love to fly, but hate flying over water. I take my personal CD player and listen to music and either read or do some handwork.

Louie...Girl, you enjoy work way tooooo much! LOL...Love the song by the way.:D Can see and hear Jerry singing it. Hope your hubby is feeling better. How was the chicken taco salad?

Shawn...Way to go on getting out there and walking even though your friend couln't.:carrot: :carrot: So proud of you!!!:hug:

Woke up with the headache gone, but it's back. Combination of heat and the farmers cutting the hay. Something I will have to deal with through next week. Got my new clothes yesterday, and I only had to send 2 tops back that didn't fit right. My capris are pants on me and I even ordered petite. I could shorten them, but they have a printed boarder and it wouldn't look quite right. I really hate being only 5' at times. Have a great day.

07-13-2006, 11:12 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome back everyone!

ELEM-PGF ~ Oh, gosh that is so scary! I know it's hard, but try to keep your mind on other things this weekend. You know when you worry, it never turns out as bad as what you've envisioned in your mind... hang in there! Hopefully everything will turn out just fine! Also, thanks for sharing what your screen name means! I love it!

07-13-2006, 11:25 PM
Also... I've been trying to figure out a visual charting system for me to track my workouts... I've tried keeping a calendar page with stars, etc... but it's never in a convenient place or something. I'm ALWAYS on my computer, and I use outlook as my calendar, so I figured there had to be a cute way to mark my workouts on there.... ends up, you can set a "label", which I made the code a pretty blue color, so now I can easily see my progress on the Outlook calendar. Yay!! Hopefully this will help motivate me... because right now, it's almost 1/2way thru the month, and I've only got 2 days of exercise on there. I think it will need to look better than that, to see some results from exercising!! hehe

07-14-2006, 07:32 AM
Good Morning All-

It is storming like crazy here-thunder and lightning-the whole works! Lucky me, I get to go out in it in just a few minutes :rain: ...I think I would much rather crawl back into bed-I love to sleep when it's raining! :)

Tina, have an excellent trip!!! You have been looking forward to this forever-take plenty of pictures and enjoy yourself! To answer your ??'s about my employee- she is 25, and I am her boss at the University, and YES, she needs a bit of maturity/growing up/does of reality. First time w/the pregnancy, I was really accomodating and it got taken advantage of...hence the problems. I'll still be accomodating, but this time, I'll know what I'm getting into and make sure the BS portion of the program doesn't happen again... :)

Robbin, I think the working out is fabulous, no matter how short it is- everyone has to start somewhere, and believe me, I'd be winded after about 2 minutes!!! :D

Erin, I am sure everything will work out w/your daughter-hopefully it is just something simple. I'll keep your family in my thoughts...but until you know what it is exactly, try not to worry too much-I know, easier said than done! :hug:

Shawn, the calendar thing sounds like a good idea-I may try it! I like the idea of having some kind of tracker for exercise. ;)

Cheryl, congrats on the loss-again!!! Way to go!!!:woo:

Louie, I too am a huge reality TV fan! Currently, I've got Big Brother, Treasure Hunters, and America's Got Talent going...normally, I watch Amazing Race, Survivor, The Apprentice, and of course, my favorite, American Idol-not to mention, I am a total Food Network Addict! All I can say is Thank God for TIVO! :dizzy:

Well Gals, I am off to duke it out w/the storm! Have a great weekend-Tina, Travel Safe!!

07-14-2006, 07:45 AM
Howdy Chicks!! How are ya'll this morning! My cable is acting up a little so i am hoping i can get through this before it crashes totally. I am still hanging in but it's getting harder, now we are having some unexpected money issues due to other people messing with our money, lets just say computer transactions for deductions and deposits are wonderful and handy but not when they take out money they already got or don't deposit money that you know is coming!!!!!!!! INFURIATING!!!!!!!!!:devil: :nono: :fr: :fr: Needless to say hubby and I are on edge and it doesn't help when we are already stressed over Amelia! Ohh well, there's a reason for everything and it will all work out in the end, it always does!!! What's really scary is this morning I can't even eat at all!! I am never that way! My system is just really messed up right now and can't seem to figure out what has me so out of whack. The scale was up three pounds this morning, I am beginning the period of endless PMS (day 28 tomorrow) but I never know when it will end. Hopefully soon and that will get me back in line.

OKAY!! Enough about me!

Robbin - congrats on the work out:bravo: . I have only done some outside biking but not stationary, I know the spinning classes they advertise around here look really hard! Sounds like you are doing great! Thanks for the support about Amelia. We went through the CF thing with my son, he had had pneumonia twice and RSV by the time he was about 10 wks old! So they did all the checking on him but not near as much as what ya'll went through. First test was borderline so repeated at a local children's hosp and then was not even close. What a relief!!! I am praying for the same experience with my daughter, a lot of hype for nothing!

Tina - thanks for the encouragement about Amelia as well. We are praying for it to be worry over nothing. Yeah, when i flew back from my grandfather's funeral i was impressed I could get in the bathroom alone but can't imagine anybody in there with me! Had to laugh at that one too! Keep focused sounds like you are ticking off items on that list pretty quickly!!

Cheryl - thanks for the support about Amelia, so far no stress eating, but add the recent "messing with my money" problems and the edge is ever closer!!!! I have the same capri problems! Can you shorten them above the border and make a shorter capri, i did that with one pair. I love getting new clothes, even just one thing can lift me up when i get bored with my wardrobe. Hope the headache doesn't get you down too much!!

Shawn - Thanks for the support about Amelia, yes fine is our plan, no other options!! You know I don't think I've ever shared before what my screen name meant, so you got the first explaination, glad you liked it! I do sooooo much with my outlook calendar. A lot of it has to do with my work, coding the patients I see with the different label colors, I have tried to figure out how to change label colors cause some of them are pretty bland but so far no luck figuring that out. Let me know if you do! Pretty soon your calendar will look like the ocean filled with blue! Keep up the great attitude and good work!

Well girls gotta get to work on some home projects before I head out to torture people in their homes!! Hope ya'll have a fantastic day and I will try to check in later! Thanks for being such good friends!!:hug:

07-14-2006, 07:52 AM
Ryanmi we are getting really good at posting at the same time. I know I keep telling myself that worrying does no good anyway so go on with life enjoy and deal with it when you know what the reality of it all is, BUT.... Like you said much easier said that done. Every time i get onto her or have to really discipline her, I see her eye and I just want to hug her and cry!!! Oh got to stop!! I'll be crying on my keyboard!! Moving on! I am jealous of your rain, not the stormy part but a little water from the sky would be great! All the flowers are dying and the grass is just crunchy, you still have to cut it though because somehow the weeds survive!!! Careful out there in the storm!

07-14-2006, 10:39 AM
Morning Ladies, running behind once again so this is gonna be quick. LOL, I wouldn't be behind if I hadn't stood around talking when I got to the office.

Just wanted to check in and hope you all have a good day.

Check back later.

07-14-2006, 03:25 PM
Cheryl, haha! I feel the same way about flying over water too...who knows why because if you crashing it doesn't matter what surface you're hitting the impact is going to be the same. Boy, didn't I just cheer myself up! LOL! Two tops outta how many, isn't bad for having to send something back. Pretty good luck I'd say for not trying any of it on. Where did you order from?

Shawn, putting something in "project mode" is a great motivator to stick with it. I'm glad you found something you're excited about. Anything to make us happy and excited while trying to lose weight is always welcomed. Good for you!

Ryanmi, thanks! I'm sure I will have a few good times! ;D Hope you're keeping dry!

Erin, I'm so glad to be keeping everything so far on schedule. I'm feeling pretty burnt out right now...maybe because I see the end in sight! LOL! Gotta love those airplane bathrooms eh! :D I hope things start to straighten out for you with your financial issues. It's always fun dealing with that stuff! NOT!

Hi Robbin!! Hope you're having a good day!

I don't know why but I'm feeling awfully dizzy today. I've been outta commission since I got up. I even went back to sleep at 10am till 11am. Luckily my daughter is so good..she just laid beside me and watched cartoons. My sister gets dizzy when her blood sugar is low, so I thought maybe I have the same...who knows...anyways I ate a pancake with syrup and I think it helped a little. I'm not that bad right now. I wish I knew what was up cuz I certainly don't want to deal with it on the plane. Not mention my lovely Aunt Flo showed up this morning. Well, enough about me....

Have a great day ladies! And oh yeah, did I tell you I can't count?! LOL! I said 2 more sleeps yesterday..when in actuality it's 2 more today! We leave sunday afternoon. Ahhhhh..I better go and lay down again..LOL!


07-14-2006, 06:15 PM
Well ladies it has been a busy day. Hope everyone is doing well. I just wanted to pop in and let you know I will probably be gone most of the weekend and not able to post. We decided that since I do not have any vacation time to take off work we would fit in a little mini fake vacation. We aren't even going out of town, just gonna go to the local amusement park, Safari park, Aquairum, and A space museum. We plan on eating out for the whole weekend and staying in a hotel to make it feel like a real vacation. We thought the kids deserved something for the summer and this is all we can really do in just 2 days. Next year we will do a real vacation, YAY.

Well I better get back to work. I hope everyone has a good weekend.

07-15-2006, 09:14 AM
Howdy women! Hope you are having a great weekend! I am still suffering from the scale crazies so refuse to even acknowledge weight today. I am picnicing a lot over the weekend and have stood strong on being sure i have things there i can eat. I really hope to stay on plan. I have talked to my endo guy and if things aren't any better by Monday with my energy and my blood sugars i am going to go on in and see if we need to change something. Maybe a change in meds will get me over this plateau!

Robbin - it is so easy to get lost in converstation and loose track of time, i am always doing that! Hope your mini-vacation is great! Sounds like you are packing a lot in in just a few days. Someitmes the short vacations are the best ones, just long enough to have fun but not wear you out. Ya'll have a blast and look forward to hearing the update on all the fun monday!

Tina - glad to hear you are keeping up with the list, yeah i know that let's just leave already feeling! If i don't catch ya later, just wanted to say... safe travels and wonderful fun! Have a blast! Try to pop in if you can we will miss you!!! Dizzy can definitely be blood sugar and if that's the case food should definitely help. My experience has been though that if I eat something real high carb to bring it up the i will drop low again shortly there after. Try fruit or peanut butter crackers, a pack of crackers would be easy to carry on the plane should you get to feeling bad there. Hope you are feeling better soon!!!!!

For all those missing chicks, hope all is well with you and yours and all of you (missing and present) have fabulous weekends!

07-15-2006, 11:34 AM
Good Morning Ladies ~ sorry that I haven't checked in for a couple of days. I had to make an unexpected business trip and just got home last night around 8:30.

Erin ~ so sorry to hear about your daughter, I hope that everything turns out okay. Kudos to you for not turning to food.. you have to feel good about that :hug:

Robbin ~ enjoy your holiday, it sounds like you've got lots of fun activities planned.

Tina ~ I get those dizzy spells too. Sometimes they are so bad that all I can do is go back to bed for the day. Other times I think it is definately something to do with blood sugar levels. Hope they didn't keep you down all day !! :dizzy: One more sleep.. there must be lots of excitment in your house. I hope you have a wonderful time and we will look forward to your return :hug:

Ryanmi ~ a girl after my own heart.. those are pretty much the same shows that I watch. Although I didn't get into Treasure Hunters. I think I must have missed the first few episodes so never did start watching it. How's the weather.. still stormy ??

Shawn ~ good to see you and it sounds like you have found a great way to track your exercise. I love using those labels in outlook.. my work calendar is full of lovely colors :)

Cheryl ~ I am 5'10" (long legs, short body) and always wish that they made pants longer.. trying to find plus size pants in tall is next to impossible !!!

Okay were are the rest of the girls at ?!?!?! Meowee, TeaHoney, Tricia, MRae, Michelle, Robsia, Liza, Lois ~ hope that you are all doing well, drop in and say hello !!!

Have a good one and TTYS :D

07-15-2006, 04:23 PM
Hi Ladies...Just a quick check-in since I wasn't here yesterday. Hubby and I were out for the day, went to a movies and dinner while the FD were at the fair.Thought I was going to melt while waiting for them to get out of the fair. Today I'm just veggen in front of the TV with the air on, don't feel like doing much of anything. Got my kids quilt top done and I just have to match up the print, sew it together for the backing. Should have the quilt to the quilter by Wednesday. Have a great weekend. Hugs:hug: Cheryl

07-15-2006, 04:29 PM
Another quick HELLO to EVERYBODY. This heat is really getting me down this year. Already wishing for Fall.

Hate to be the only party-pooper but I really do not like those reality shows at all and it can be pretty hard to find anything else to watch now that we are in re-run season for almost everything else. Those of you who like them so much are really lucky because there certainly are lots of them to choose from. :D

Well everybody . . . have a great weekend doing lots of fun stuff, but try to keep cool. Those of you going on vacation (especially, Tina, who is going so far away) have a wonderful time and we'll look forward to hearing about everything when you get back. For everybody else . . . hope to see you really soon and hope to have more time to chat, too. Take care. :carrot:

07-15-2006, 05:50 PM
Robbin - what a great idea, the mini-vacation, with hotel & all! Your kids are gonna love that! Of course, I'm exhausted just thinking about it. Of course, my babies are little & still need to be carried alot, too. I hope you guys have a great time!

We have a busy weekend here, as well. It actually started yesterday. I went to one of my twins playgroups, Mobile Munchkins, at the mall... OMG it was AWFUL!!! I posted about it on another message board, so if you guys want all the dirty details, I can cut/paste it here. It was miserable and we had to leave early. Then, I had the dreaded 3 hour drive (1.5 each way) to get my stepkids for the weekend. Then, I grocery shopped when we got home.

Today, we had another play group, Worker Bees (for working moms... I'm switching to this group, which is why I went to two this weekend), at 10am. It was at a ladies house, and we played outside. She had a slip & slide, kiddie pool with slide, and a swingset. My girls did great, but they're not even 2 yet (will be in Oct), and all the other kids were around 4. It was alright, but it was SOOOO hot, because us moms weren't swimming and it was like 95 degrees at 10am. And I sweat like a pig. (I get so embarrassed over that). Anyway, we left there early too, because it was so hot, and they needed lunch/nap.

They are coloring now, and we have a swim party to go to from 6:30-8:30 tonight... it's at a local city waterpark, and should be fun. My mom is going with us (I think), and my 10 y.o. stepdaughter & a friend of hers.

Then tomorrow, we're going to a friends house for the afternoon, before we have to take the stepkids back home. Busy busy busy.

07-16-2006, 11:18 AM
Just popping in to report that I am down another pound!! :woo: That, and it is supposed to be 102 degrees here today...I believe I will be staying inside! :hot: :hot: :hot:

Hope you all are keeping cool! I'll check back later!

07-16-2006, 11:47 AM
Hi there ladies!!

Sorry I was missing for a day or two. I had a few deadlines at work that I needed to finish up so that kept me busy busy busy! Today we're taking the family to the lake for some R&R, it should be fun, the kids are excited.

RyanMi, Way to go on being down another lb!!! That is wonderful!!

Shyla, sounds like you had fun at the play group! I wish we had a working moms playgroup where I live. Oh well, my kids still have fun hangin at home with mom lol

Cheryl, isn't it nice to have a date night with hubby? We had one a few weeks agoand it was so nice to get out just the two of us :) Hope you'll show us some pics of your finished quilt!

Louie, hope the business trip went well! Glad to have you back with us!

Erin, hope you get those weight woes figured out. Sometimes it seems to me that no matter how hard we try there's no winning this battle.

Robbin, your "fake" vacation sounds awesome! Can I come? LOL

Whoops gotta cut this short! We're going to breakfast with my mom and I let time get away from me! I'll be back later to post more! Have a great day ladies!

07-16-2006, 12:51 PM
Hiya ladies!

I haven't posted for a long time, but I'm still reading the posts. I'm glad to see such great support and activity on this forum. I read it at least a couple of times a week just because all of you are really positive & supportive. My husband went through a serious bout with pneumonia (being in the hospital for 7 weeks this spring), but he is home (8 weeks now) and life had returned to a new sense of normality. Now I'm back to my 'project me' and have gotten back on track with my weight loss after hovering around 295 for about 3 months. :carrot: I am just thrilled to be back on course! I know I won't hit the 100 lb loss mark for 2006, but I am headed in the right direction, which is most important.

Hope you all have a great day!

07-16-2006, 05:33 PM
Hey girlie girls! I'm just popping my head in before I head out to the airport. I just wanted to say that I'll miss the support, inspiration and motivation and of course the wonderful friendships I have here, over the next three weeks. I hope that I don't come back with much damage, if any at all. I would LOVE a little loss infact! hehe!

Keep up the awesome weight loss efforts! I wish to come back to a "smaller" group of ladies! Hugs and Kisses to each one of you! I'll miss you!


07-16-2006, 07:39 PM
Tina - have a fantastic vacation!!! You deserve it.

07-17-2006, 09:18 PM
:chin: Hmmm...I wonder where everyone could be...Tina must have packed them all up in her suitcase! :lol3:

:hot: :hot: :hot: was only 99 degrees in Chicago today...I may have lost a few lbs just in the car ride home-I got in the car and it seemed to take forever to cool off!

Hope everyone is staying cool- wherever you are...:cool:

07-17-2006, 09:42 PM
Helloooo Ryanmi, I am here !! Just home from the office and thought I best check in; however, it appears that everyone is out and about keeping busy.

All I can say is YUK.. 99 degrees I think I would be hibernating indoors !!! Congrats on your loss this week.. you are the biggest loser LOL

MRae, your dancing fruits and veggies are sooo cute. Did you get your exam results yet, or do you have to wait forever for them like me ?!?!?

Patty nice to meet you. Glad to hear that your hubby is doing well and I look forward to seeing you post.

Shawn, you are sounding like one busy lady these days...hope you find a few minutes in the day for yourself.

Meowee, not to worry about reality TV shows, my husband thinks I am nuts !!! How is your work project going, almost done ???

Cheryl.. date night with the hubby sounds good, what movie did you see ?

To all the other ladies - hope you are doing well and survived Monday.

07-17-2006, 11:23 PM
Hey ladies! Just a quick check in. My workout buddy came thru tonight, and we did an hour at the YMCA -- 30 mins on elliptical, and then crunches & some arm weights, etc. I can tell she's already a good influence... I NEVER do 30 mins on the elliptical machine when I'm alone... I do like 15-20, then switch to the (easier) treadmill. So 30 mins was great!

My other "success" today was staying OUT of the birthday cake at work! A co-worker is turning 50, but I ate the fresh strawberries I bought, rather than have cake. It wasn't hard except for that last 1 hour at work... but I kept telling myself I could make it an hour & then I'd be gone.

Hope you guys all had a great day!

07-18-2006, 08:46 AM
Howdy chick! Lots going on this weekend and then long day yesterday. Good news on my daughter the opthalmologist was not concerned at all, he said it was a molluscum bump (viral skin infection not systemic at all). We scheduled to remove it surgically, since 6 year olds can't be still to do it without anethstesia, but I may just wait a while and let nature run its course. Unfortunately I was sick the rest of the afternoon, I'll spare you the details but was disappointed today when i got on the scale and it was up 0.2 pounds and all i had yesterday after 1:00 was one piece of toast and I am sure everything i had before that was gone! Oh well still moved my ticker down from last week. Just can't seem to break the 250 mark!

Louie - Thanks for your conern as well. As you could see above all is relatively well. But much better worried over nothing than to be worried for good reason! I am very proud actually that i managed through the whole thing without turning to food. definitely a first for me!

Cheryl - So what movie did you see?? was it good? I can't imagine a fair right now, you would melt fast to all the ride if it were here! Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Linda - I am sweating with you sister!!! This is getting a little much and i know others have it worse than me. I just don't know how people survive it without central AC.

Shawn - Play groups can be scheduled **** sometimes! Sorry you had such a bad experience! Hopefully the second group will work out better for you. Have you gotten a chance to rest yet? Sounds like you are just running daylight till dark! Awesome job on not eating the cake!! Doesn't it feel great to not have that regret the next day! And the workout sounds fantastic, I am dying when I get off the elliptical in 15 min so I am really impressed!

Ryanmi - wooo hooo, congrats on the pound, :carrot: :hug: that is awesome! Feels so good doesn't it! I saw them showing Chicago on the news and talking about the heat and several years back when so many people died from it, be careful!! You really do need to stay in the cool. They are predicting 100 tomorrow for us, it was 98 on my thermometer in the shade next to the house Sunday! Glad to hear you were a little cooler yesterday!

Michellerae - Hope ya'll had fun at the lake sounds like a "cool" place to be! Do you have fun water toys or just swim.

Pattybgud - Nice to meet you. Glad to hear your husband is doing better and you are back on track! Sounds like you have a fabulous attitude. Keep it up!

Tina - I guess you may not see this for a long time but i hope you have a fabulous vacation and the flights are uneventful! We will miss you and look forward to great stories and pics when you get back!

Well girlies gotta run! I hope you all have a fabulous day and i will try to check in later on today!

07-18-2006, 10:16 AM
Good morning girlies. How is everyone doing? I am sorry I wasn't here yesterday. I didn't feel well. As usual I am running behind and am not gonna do personals this morning.

We had a great time on our "fake" vacation. Kids had a lot of fun. And I am very happy with the scales since I pigged out all weekend on very bad food choices. For once my ticker is right. I couldn't believe it. With all of the eating I did the scales moved back down. Weird huh? Maybe it was all of the sweating I did.

Well I better get to work. Check back later

07-18-2006, 06:08 PM
Where is everyone?

07-18-2006, 10:17 PM
Hi Gals !! Looks like the summer has gobbled up some of our regulars !!! Hope they come back soon, even if it is just to say :wave:

The weather has gotten warmer again and I heard that it is suppose to be in the low 30s by the weekend.. bleech. I think I will be hibernating inside !!

Robbin - welcome home from the mini holiday, glad to hear that you had a good time and congrats on the scale move :cp:

Erin - phew...big sigh of relief that all is well with your daughter :hug: Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well, hope you are better and you will break that 250 mark in no time.

Shawn ~ :cp: exercise and eating well.. good job !!!

Well I just got in from the office so I think I am going to grab a cold drink and put my feet up for a few minutes before dinner. Take care and TTYS :hug:

07-18-2006, 10:37 PM
Hi Ladies...Sorry I have been gone for a couple of days, just very busy this weekend and trying to stay cool. All I can say is that it has been sooo hot and humid here and we need rain so badly. I am so tired of the over 95 to 101 temps that I won't complain when winter gets here. The only thing that seems to thrive in the heat is the weeds!!! I haven't weighed this week, but will before the week is done. I feel pretty water logged with all the water I have been chugging down and not eating like I should, or not eating at all cause it's too hot. The quilt goes to the quilter on Thursday and I'll make sure to post a picture of the quilts when I get back from vacation. Got a very busy week ahead with appointments for the FD's and packing for our trip, so I'll try to check back with you all before I leave.

Ryanmi...:bravo: :cp: :hat: :dancer: Congrats on the fairy fat mother paying you a visit! So excited for you.

MichelleRae...How was the trip to the lake? Bet your kids had a blast!!

Tricia...So glad to hear your hubby is doing much better. I won't see the 100 lb mark, but we are both heading in the right direction.

Tina...Relax and Enjoy your trip, you deserve it. We'll miss you, but look forward to your return and lots of pictures. Hope the fairy fat mother pays you a very nice visit in Hong Kong.

Louie...A date with hubby was very nice. We try to go out about once a month. We saw Pirates "Deadmans Chest". It was pretty good. I think I liked the first one better, but this was still good and I can't wait for next summer for the 3rd on to come out.

Shawn...:bravo: and Way to Go on the workout. So proud of you!!! Shawn, you did great on passing up the cake and eating strawberries instead. I would rather have strawberries over cake any day.

Erin...So glad you had good news about your daughters eye. You must be so relieved. I know you are so fustrated about the scales not moving in the right direction, but they will. Sending you the fairy fat mother your way.:hug:

Robbin...Glad you had a great mini vacation. Hope you are feeling better.

Linda, Liza, Michelle, Lois, Tracey and Robsia...Hope you gals are doing well and still heading in the right direction. Have a great week. Hugs to you all.:hug:


07-19-2006, 08:15 AM
Good morning ladies!! Well for those of us who have been around and yes Louie and Robbin I agree, WHERE IS EVERYONE!!!! The summertime run arounds must be keeping a lot away. Hope all is well with everyone. My kids made and unexpected trip to my mother in laws yesterday to spend a couple of days, i have a continuing ed course Thursday and won't be able to get home in time for hubby to go to work so had to find someone to watch them that day and she wanted some extra time. SOOO, Mommy had the afternoon to herself! It was wonderful! I usually took opportunities like this to pig out and definitely had the urge. But I didn't succumb this time. I did make a chicken noodle casserole and probably ate a little more of that than i should have but had steamed veggies with it so that filled me up. Did a lot of reading, still trying to get smut novel finished from vacation! Anyway, got on the scale this morning figuring i would be up from the casserole having salt and a higher carb than i normally eat but the first time i got on it was 248.8, i actually thought it said 258 cause i was figuring it was going up. When i realized what it really said i actually giggled a little. Now i am not too excited because i have been unable to get it to repeat that but it was fun to at least see it briefly. the next two weighs were 250.5 but at least i know now the scale can read below 250 hopefully in the next few days i will see a 24? that will repeat itself!! Definitely motivating to keep things going!

Robbin - hope you are feeling better. Glad to hear you had a good time on the mini vacation! Also glad to hear your losses weren't undermined by the vacation, lots of walking and sweating probably did the trick! Activity can make up for a lot!

Louie - yeah i think everyone is gone to the beach either physically or mentally! We have been at the 100 degree in the shade temps since Sunday and it is really getting to me. Would love to do some stuff outside when i get home from work but i just can't handle it! Thanks for the encouragement! Hope you keep cool, one way or another!!!

Cheryl - Hang in there lady, sounds like you have got lots going on! Your vacation will be well deserved when it gets here! When exactly do you leave? Thanks for sending the fairy fat mother my way, I am hoping the bloodwork i am having done this week will tell me a little something too since i seem to be having some other issues too. Maybe a few adjustments to the meds will kickstart the process again.

Well girlies time to get to work, hope ya'll have a fantastic day and we hear from some of you MIA's real soon!!

07-19-2006, 09:45 AM
Just a quick check-in before work. I'm still here! The heat is KILLING me, and defeating my workout efforts. But I have plans to meet my buddy at the Y again tonight.

My baby Carson burned her arm pretty bad on Monday night, on daddy's motorcycle muffler. It's a second degree burn, but she's being a trooper & hanging in there really well.

I have created a little, personal website for myself, which I am calling "facing reality". I saw some pics of myself at my brothers wedding a few weekends ago... and my image of me in my head does NOT match reality... so I've posted some of my more recent "fat" pictures, and am trying to get my brain to accept reality, so that I am more motivated to stick with this! .... yes, I'm a weirdo.

Ok, ladies. Have a great day!

07-19-2006, 10:16 AM
Morning ladies. Not much to report here. Just bad mood and aggravation. Scales are back up 1 pound. I know all of this fluctuation is WWW but I am so sick of it. When am I gonna start moving again. I was doing so good but for the past 6 weeks now I have been stuck between 234 and 237. I have increased calories, decreased calories, pigged out, worked out, you name it I have tried it.

Tricia – welcome back hope to see you more often.

Louie – Thanks for the congrats but it seems that it is premature.

Cheryl – I so totally understand the busy weekend, hot and humid and need of rain. Our temps have been around 103 for the past 4 days. YUCK

Erin - it is always to have a little time for yourself. I don’t remember the last time I had some mommy time. The next scheduled time with out kids is the end of August. Another yuck there for me, I am feeling so run down here lately I really wish I could get some free time.

Shawn – Sorry to hear about your baby girl. And no you are not a weirdo, we all do different things to make ourselves wake up.

Anyone I missed - hope you doing ok and having a wonderful day.

Well girls I am gonna cruise. I am feeling really bummed today and just want to go back home. If the scales would move it would help so much.

07-19-2006, 10:25 AM
:censored: :censored: :censored: :censored: I just had a whole big post typed up and my computer froze up and I lost it...Ughhh..oh well...:?:

So, lest I type it all again, I will just say hello to all, sy that the heat has relented for a day or two- only in the high 80's the next couple of days...:)

Shawn-hope youe little one is ok- you're probably more upset than she is...:hug:

I didn't sleep well, have to do Orientation all day today, and work late! Diet Coke, here I come!!!!!!!!!!!! Show me the cafeine!!! :coffee2: :coffee2: :coffee2: :coffee2: :coffee2:

07-19-2006, 10:38 AM
:wave: Hey Ladies...

I had to pop in to let you all know I'm still here and have not forgotten about any of you :hug: How is everyone's summer going and how is everyone?

I'm doing ok... I have fallen way off in the exercise dept. and these hot humid days don't help the matter... lol, but surprising enough, I am maintaining my loss with only a 2 - 3 lbs fluctuation. I guess all the packing and preparing to move is keeping the scale from creeping up. I wish I could say I had lost another 10 lbs., but I haven't, but I'm happy that I've lost those lbs. and am keeping them off... what a great NSV :dancer:

Hopefully I'll be getting settled in my new place within the next few weeks and I can get back to posting regularly.... until then, I'll keep all of you in my thoughts. Congrats to all NSV's and losses. and :welcome3: to any and all that are new to this wonderful group.


07-19-2006, 11:07 AM
I'm another one who ahs been flucutating over the last few weeks. The temp today at 3pm was 35C in the SHADE, which is about 95F - unheard of here in the UK!!

I do feel slimmer but the scales don't show that much of a loss - I am assuming it's water retention in this heat - guess that's telling me I need to drink more water. I am going swimming this evening which should be nice and cool!

Will try and make a longer post later but my computer room is stifling - no A/C - no need for it usually.

07-19-2006, 09:45 PM
Erin...See, the scales will move below 250. I know you will see that magic 240's by next week. We leave next Monday morning at 5:30 am. I pick hubby up from work at 6 am and hit the road. I'm driving 1050 miles the first day to Spokane, WA. A diet coke and the smell of home, and I'm good for about 16 hours. LOL

Shawn...Know what you mean about the heat. Hope you have a good work out at the Y. We all need a little reality check once in awhile. My brain is the same way, I don't feel fat, till I see myself.

Robbin...Much cooler today, but the storms just passed us by with no rain.:(
Hope you are out of your funk. I just kknow the fairy fat mother will pay you a visit soon.

Ryanmi...Glad to hear you are getting a couple days of much cooler weather. Sorry you have to work late, but the coke will keep you perky!!:dizzy:

Lois...Congrats on maintaining! That's the hard part, and with the stress of buying a new place and moving, well your doing Great!!

Robsia...I just know you are enjoying your swim tonight. Hope it cools off for you soon.

Well ladies, I got a nice surprise today. I decided to clean my closet out and decided to try on some clothes I haven't been able to get into for YEARS. Well I have 4 dresses, 3 pants and 2 tops I can get into. Doing the happy dance.:dance: :dance: Got most of my packing done today, which is good since I will be gone tomorrow and most of Friday. Still need to clean the house and will try to tackle that on Saturday.
Have a good night and I'll check back tomorrow.


07-19-2006, 10:48 PM
Cheryl - that's fantastic about 'shopping in your closet. I'm looking forward to doing the same.

Everyone - seems to be a heatwave everywhere. It was 99 degrees F here y'day... just awful!

Today is my birthday!! My coworkers brought in a cake for me and I had a small sliver & a regular sized piece tonight with my family. The rest is going to go in the garbage. Throwing food away is so completely against my nature. Growing up, my mother had a fit if we wasted any food at all since food was sometimes scarce. I haven't done it yet, but I am concerned about how I'm going to feel. If I keep it around, I'm going to be tempted to eat it, and I REALLY don't want to eat it. I'm in a very good place mentally and I just can't lose it. I'll let you all know tomorrow how it goes.

07-19-2006, 11:26 PM
Robbin ~ Just a :hug: for you! Look at how far you've come! 40 lbs gone, girl! Don't get frustrated because it's not moving TODAY. or even this WEEK. You've done fabulous ~ just keep the big picture in mind!

Cheryl - Congrats on getting back into old clothes! That's awesome & I can't wait until I can do that!!

Tricia ~ You throw that cake OUT, girl! Do it NOW before you change your mind!! Or maybe take it to a neighbor or to work or something?

Well, ladies, I worked out tonight again at the Y. Having a workout buddy makes it SO much easier! Now, I'm sitting here eating frozen peaches, trying to cool off. Have a great night!

07-20-2006, 08:57 AM
Gotta be super quick this morning already late gotta get blood drawn and then head to a continuing ed class. Fortunatey they are only blocks apart! Scales were up a pound today, it's just crazy!!!!

Shawn - you are not a wierdo!!! I have done some of the same things to keep me up with reality. We are very good at fooling ourselves into thinking its not that bad and sometimes we really need that reality check. Hope your little one heals quickly! Glad to hear you got to the gym last night! You are doing great!

Robbin - yeah i know your pain, up again for me today too! Plateaus suck!!!! Hang in there! We both know if we keep doing the right thing eventually it will come off!

Ryanmi - don't you just love computer freezes!!!! NOT!! Glad to hear your heat is breaking a little! Wish i could say the same!! hanging in there and hope you make it through the day on the caffiene!

Lois - glad to hear you are keeping off the weight and the packing is not getting to you too bad! Good luck with the continued moving process, i know it can be a hassle but I just love settling in a new place! Have fun and keep up the good work!

Robsia - sorry to hear the heat woes have gotten you too, hope they don't last too long. The swimming may actually get some of the water retention off so hope it does ya some good besides just cooling you off!

Cheryl - i don't know if i'll ever really see the 240's again, after being up a pound this morning i am getting that impossible feeling again. I hope you have a fabulous trip and lots of fun!!! Yeah adrenaline can get a long way on the road! Especially boosted with caffiene! HAPPINESS on getting into the old clothes, that is so fun!!!! and doesn't cost any money, how wonderful in time for your trip too!!!

Pattybgud - Good job on throwing out the cake and happy birthday!! I know it is hard to feel so wasteful about things but sometimes we just have to do these things to keep ourselves from getting into trouble!

Well ladies hope ya'll have a good one!

07-20-2006, 10:25 AM
Howdy Ladies, how is everyone this morning? Big:hug: to you Lois we have missed you, hope you get everything settled soon.

I am trying to be more upbeat this morning I know yesterday I was a real bummer. I admitted to myself a few things, I haven't been using my fitday and really have no Idea where my calories are. I entered the foods I ate for Tuesday and ouch the calories totaled 1765. Not good way to high. I need to cut back about 200 calories. I did better yesterday but havent entered it yet. Maybe if I start using my fitday again I will see some more pounds drop.

Well better get busy, I have tons to do at work today. I will check back later.

07-20-2006, 10:36 AM
Hi Gals - I had to work late last night and then went out with the girls for dinner, so I didn't get a chance to post. Hope you all have a great day and I will be back tonight for personals.

Take Care !!

07-20-2006, 02:02 PM
ok calories yesterday wern't any good either 1700. yuck

07-20-2006, 11:21 PM
Tricia...Happy belated Birthday!! I sure hope you threw that cake away or gave it to a co-worker to take home. Out of sight, out of mind as they say...Ya, Right!!

Robbin...I have been pretty lazy about not recording in my food journal this week. I stepped on the scales and I'm the same, but it is so easy to fall back into old habits and then we start putting on the weight that we work so hard to loose. And we all know that we gain it faster than we loose it. Hang in there.

Very busy and crazy day for me. I've been on the run since 7 this morning and haven't stopped yet. Looks like tomorrow will be the same. At least I started cleaning the house and the wash is done and most of the packing is done as well. I'll try to check in tomorrow, if it's not too crazy. Good news, it's raining.
Sweet, beautiful rain. Thank you Lord!!!
Have a great evening.

Cheryl :hug:

07-20-2006, 11:33 PM
Hey ladies! Just a quick check in!

Cheryl ~ send some of that rain THIS way, mkay? :hug:

I worked out tonight at the Y with my buddy. Did 30 mins elliptical again, some crunches, and some squats with weights. Then, I went to the sno-cone stand and got a sugar-free sno-cone as my reward. Woot! LOL

Okay ladies... I guess most of you don't know about ? You can go make a virtual model of yourself, and then make another one at your goal weight & "see" the difference! She even has a swimsuit on! LOL It is helping me accept that reality, which I was talking about the other night.

Acutally, on the website, you can pick out clothes online from diff. stores & see how they fit "you" before you order them. But I'm just using it for inspiration. It's pretty fun. Let me know if any of you have time to check it out!

OK, gonna run for now. Have a great night, ladies!

07-21-2006, 08:25 AM
Morning girlies!! Hope ya'll had a good day yesterday! Class was okay, not what i expected but still good. Got some interesting facts i will try to share over the next couple of posts, but got to find my notes first!! Anyway, i am still pretty frustrated with the scales, up another pound or so this morning. Had more prepared food yesterday so i know there was more salt involved and hoping that was it. Took the battery out of my scale and put back in and it weighed me even higher!! I have got to get a new battery! Anyway, when i went to MD office yesterday i weighed just to see what his scale said and it was 252, that was dressed! So according to his scale i have lost 42 pounds from when i first saw him April 6th, made me feel pretty good! Not bad for a little over 3 months work! I am going to try to call today and get the results of the blood work and see what they want me to do.

Robbin - glad to hear you are doing a little better. How exactly does fitday work, I've never done that and maybe it will get me out of my hump!

Cheryl - Don't run yourself too crazy! Congrats on the rain! We have had several small showers here lately and things are perking up a little again but we are supposed to get more over the weekend. Hope they are right! Have fun packing!

Shawn - Sugar free snow cone sounds good, what flavor? Awesome job on the working out. I have really been lacking in that area lately! Glad to hear someone is sweating for reasons other than high temperatures!I have got to check out the virtual model thing. I have recently just said that i have no idea what i would look like at my goal weight so it is hard for me to believe i could ever get there. Will definitely check it out!

Well girls still lots to do before i leave! Have a great day! Erin

07-21-2006, 09:44 AM
Just a quick check-in this morning.

Erin - my sno-cone was sugar free dreamsicle (mix of orange & ice cream flavors). I usually get sugarfree wedding cake, or avalanche (vanilla-y), but they were out. I do get some cool whip on top, though. I love me some sno-cones! Especially in this heat!

07-21-2006, 10:22 AM
Morning girls just a quick check in. Not much going on, scales still screwy. Gonna get to work now. Check back later.

07-21-2006, 10:36 AM
Well so much for me getting back here to post last night !! Worked a bit late and then with the weather we are having I didn't feel like doing anything.. toooo hot.

Anyhooo I will definately check back in tonight.

Have a great Friday.. TGIF !!!

07-21-2006, 02:00 PM
Low Fat Tuna Noodle Casserole for lunch, just not what I am craving. Actually I'm not sure what I am craving but what I am having for sure isn't it.

What are we gonna do about these plateau's ladies. It is really starting to wear on me. Maybe a full weekend of working out and lots of yard work will help.

07-21-2006, 03:56 PM
I threw the cake out. Put it right in a Hefty garbage bag & put it in the garbage can. Even though it made me nervous, I'm SO proud of myself for doing it! I'm taking my daughter shopping all day tomorrow. That should burn off some calories! I've never been one to stop at the vendors in the mall for a snack, so that won't bother me. Have a great weekend everyone!

07-21-2006, 04:09 PM
Quick afternoon check in

Shawn the sno cone sounds awsome! My mouth is watering!

Robbin - I HATE PLATEAUS!!! We have got to find a way out of them! I am calling my doctor as I type to see if the bloodwork showed anything terribly different. Of course .... please leave a message and we will get back to you..... gott a love voice mail. ANYBODY OUT THERE GOT A SUGGESTION!!!!!!!!!!!
Tricia - you go girl:carrot: :carrot: Good job on throwing out the cake!! That is awesome. The shopping will be great calorie burning! Have fun.

Well girlies, i gotta run, supposed to be doing paperwork but wanted to check in, yes i am a professional procrastinator!

07-22-2006, 11:21 AM
Good Morning Ladies !!

Well so much for thinking I was going to get back on her last night for personals. Another late night at the office and then our heat wave has started so I came home, had dinner and laid on the bed with the fan going and read a book. This morning it seems to be overcast, but they are saying our temperatures are suppose to get up into the mid 30s ~~> I think I will hibernate inside !!!

I haven't read all of the posts for the past few days, so I will just say congrats to those who had visits by the Fairy Fat Mother, hang in to those that didn't, and come back to those that are missing from the group :D

Well I am off to make my morning cup o java. Have a great day all :hug:

07-22-2006, 11:40 AM
Morning Ladies...Just a quick check-in to see how everyone is doing. I had a very busy day yesterday. Had meetings with the FD in the morning and then we had hair appointments in the afternoon. Got my hair cut and this afternoon my FD will color my hair. Got to look great before I leave on vacation.:D

Having the much needed rain is great, but it brings the bugs out in full force. I got bit several times on my ankle/foot yesterday afternoon and I had an allergic reaction for the very first time. By the time I got home from the hair dressers, it was swollen three times it's normal size, felt like I was on fire and itched like the dickens. Had red streakes going up passed my knee. This morning it's still swollen, but not as bad. Hope to be able to get my shoe on tomorrow or I'll be going on vacation bare foot. LOL

Have to finish packing the car up today, hubby works a double shift tomorrow, so no time to do it then. Have a great day.


07-23-2006, 01:31 AM
Hey guys!! Sorry it's been a few days we're having some work issues (again) I have employees who decide that they do not want to work when their scheduled so....Yep I got to cover some extra shifts. On a good note my weigh in was today and I was down 3 lbs!! Whooppeeee!!! I was so stoked and it keeps me motivated to stay on track! Today I swam for an hour so I burned some major calories. We also had my graduation party and dinner was beef ribs, potato salad, and macaroni salad. I had modest portions of all and didn't clear my plate even so I feel good about that. I also had a piece of cake, didn't finish that either and scraped most of the frosting off so I got to splurge a little without going overboard. It was almost 100 degrees but we managed to stay cool in the pool. It was so much fun.

This next week will be a pretty busy one for me as I prepare to leave for Phoenix on Thursday. I have a huge list of stuff to leave the people at work so they get it done :) Also have to pack and get some toiletries to travel with. Also my in-laws are arriving on Wednesday afternoon (They'll be helping hubby with the kids while I'm gone.) We're also having our new Pergo floors installed while I'm away and a new shower wall as well so I'm excited to see the transformation when I return! Hubby also finally gave in and let me buy the sectional sofa that I've been dying for! It will be delivered the first part of August. I absolutely can't wait, it's an Ashley with a full size sleeper a recliner and a chaise lounge at one end!

Cheryl, glad you are enjoying the rain, it is always refreshing after a good rain. I hear ya on the bugs though...they suck lol

Louie, hope you get some time off soon. Sounds like you're working some long hours. Hang in there and I hope you get some downtime!

Erin, Have you tried switching things up in your routine (exercise/food) to get out of that plateau? Some times variance in a routine has been known to be a plateau buster. For instance if you walk for your exercise perhaps try a jog/walk or perhaps a dance aerobics workout. Or if you find that you are eating the same foods maybe drop a few calories or even sometimes adding a few will help. (I think that's how the WW wendy plan works, someone correct me if I'm wrong please) :)

Patty way to go on throwing out the cake!! I'm soooo proud of you that is absolutely awesome! :carrot:

Robbin, hope you break out of your plateau soon as well. Hang in there and don't get discouraged!

Well, that's about all for me tonight! I'm gonna get to bed and get an early start tomorrow (wishful thinking I'm sure lol)

Hope you are all well!


07-23-2006, 10:42 AM
Good Morning, Gals ~ another warm one here today. Yesterday I managed to stay inside with all the blinds closed and I think I will be doing the same today.

MRae ~ congrats on the 3 lbs !!! Are you off to Phoenix on holiday or is it a business trip ??

Cheryl ~ a new haircut, how nice. I keep thinking about getting mine done, but haven't convinced myself yet !! Have a great holiday !!

Everyone else ~ hope you are having a good weekend and keeping cool.

Ciao :hug:

07-24-2006, 10:04 AM
Good Morning Chickies. Hope everyone had a good weekend mine went pretty well. The scales have agreed with my ticker for 3 days in a row now, don’t know if it is because the weather has cooled down for a few days or cause I actually might have dropped some weight.

Cheryl – I hope you have a safe trip, sorry to hear about the bug bite and hope it is better.

MichelleRae – Way to go – sounds like you stayed on plan really well. Congrats on the 3 pounds, its great isn’t it. You are doing so good. Hope your trip goes well. I wish I could go away for a few days and come home to a transformed house. In my case cleaned would totally make my day.

Patty – I know it was hard to do but throwing out that cake was probably for the best. Cake isn’t hard for me it’s the corn nuts my hubby bought over the weekend. Man I am tempted to have “just one” every time I walk past the bag.

It seems we are loosing a few chickies, I hope everything is going ok for those of you who haven’t been posting, and we miss you.

I will check back later.

07-24-2006, 03:45 PM
Howdy chicks, Sorry I haven't been around in a few days I have been trying to keep up with everything on the home front which left no time for me. And what little time there was I spent pouting! Just been in a little funk here lately, but am working my way out of it. I am still stuck on the scale. Had a few readings under 250 but still nothing consistent so just don't want to move that ticker yet. Hopefully soon, we'll see. I haven't been exercising much lately so probably need to get back on track with that.

Robbin - glad to hear the scale is settling down a little for you!

Michellerae - congrats on the 3# and the party sounds like a lot of fun! SOrry to hear the workers are not being cooperative!

Louie - hope you're keeping cool!

Cheryl - has the swelling gone down?? Hope you have a wonderful vacation and we will see you soon!!!

Gonna run lots to do! Hope ya'll are having a great day and will try to check in in the am!

07-24-2006, 05:10 PM
Hi Ladies-

Sorry I haven't been around...I've been swamped between work and family stuff this past week/weekend...good news tho, is that I didn't gain any weight- maintaining!! It is TOM though, plus the WWW on top of hopefully next week I will be down a couple of pounds- maybe one at least!

I just wanted to say Hi...I will check back later on...

07-24-2006, 11:57 PM
Hey girls! I'm here!

I haven't been watching what I eat very closely, but I've been pretty consistent in my workouts. Counting tonight, I've worked out 7 times this month, which means I'm on a roll!!

Don't feel much like typing alot, so gonna go for now. It's getting late. Night, all!

07-25-2006, 08:03 AM
Morning glories! Boy things are getting slow around here! Hope everyone is doing well! Where are the rest of you guys????:?: :?:

Glad to see there are a few of us still hanging around, the support here seems to be essential to me getting through all this and i really don't want to lose that!

Ryanmi - congrats on the maintaining especially with it being TOM, hopefully you will see a good drop next week!

Shawn - whoo hoo on keeping up the exercise, that is the one area I am really lacking on lately so you are inspiring me!!! Even if you are not watching what you eat a change in your exercise can really make a difference!

Well did you notice i moved my ticker?? I had two readings in a row this morning that said the same thing so i am moving that ticker!!! 240 land here i am. Hope i move on through and be out on the low side soon!

Ya'll have a wonderful day and hope all is well with those of you not dropping in!

07-25-2006, 10:15 AM
YAY Erin you are in the 40's. Dont worry about everyone disappearing, I'm not going anywhere. I am really down in the dumps today(not sure why) I feel like I am fighting off an anxiety attack. The scales were back up 1 pound this morning(yuck). I have got back into using my fitday and am not doing too bad, I am keeping my calories around 1500 and fat grams around 20. My body just wants to hang on. I added up the weeks last night and I have had 4 straight weeks of no downward movement below my 234 mark. This has to break soon right?

Ryanmi - I am glad you havent gained anything that is always a plus when you are dealing with stress(which you have more than your fair share of). Maybe when TOM is over you will drop.

Weigh to go Shawn on working out. My husband is off work this week so I am not going in to the gym (at his office) to work out either, kinda sucks. Just when I got into working out he takes a week off work. Oh well.

Well ladies I guess I am gonna move along. I hope I can get out of my funk today. I hate it when I start feeling like this. TaTa for now.

07-25-2006, 10:30 AM
Ok I came back cause I just realize one of the problems I am dealing with could use some outside input. I figured who better to ask advice on.

My youngest boy (Mark)turns 5 today. He is totally potty trained when it comes to going pee in the toilet but.........he doesn't poo in the toilet. Last year in about September I decided something was wrong so I took him to the doctor. He had a blockage in his colon and we went through some treatment and it removed itself. He is totally normal now (I think, sometimes the consistancy is soft) but he still does not go in the toilet. I ask him if he feels it come out and he says yes, I ask him why he doesnt go to the toilet he says "I dunno". I am almost positive he knows when he is going cause he always seems to cram his undies up into his bottom when he goes. I have tried everything I can think of. Even though the "experts" say do not punish I have spanked and sit him in time out. I have tried doing nothing except reminding him where he is supposed to go. I have made him clean himself. I have talked to him till I am blue in the face. Last night I asked him if he knew what today was he said "my birthday" I asked him if 5 year olds poo in their pants he said no, I asked him where he is gonna poo he said "in the toilet". The problem is he has said this before. He starts kindergarten in 3 weeks. Pre-K worked with me cause he had a medical problem. The medical problem is now over. What do I do? I have never had this problem with my other kids. They were all potty trained by 3. Help!!!!!!!

Sorry if this was too much info, I just don't know what to do.

07-25-2006, 11:25 AM
Oh Boy sure do have your hands full.

I don't have any kids, so I really don't know what to say. Is your son looking forward to going to Kindergarden? I would bet that the school isn't willing to overlook the fact that he poos in his pants...maybe that's some incentive he needs??? No toilet, no school?

Do you think maybe he is scared to sit on the toilet? At 5 I'm sure he is standing to use the toilet- do you think the sitting part scares him-like he's afraid to fall in?? That sounds silly, but maybe....maybe you need to try some reward system...a star for everytime he goes in the right spot...maybe a special treat if he does it for so long-like a celebration lunch now that he's a "big boy" and goes in the toilet?? Like I said, I don't have kids, so what do I know? :?:

My niece was starting to toilet train a little before she was 2- she would tell her mom (my sis in law) when she had to go, and she would sit on the toilet and everything...but then her goldfish "Dorothy" died, and sis in law took Katie into the bathroom and flushed Dorothy right down the scared the **** out of Katie, and she was 3 before she started going to the bathroom in the toilet again...

Anyway, good Luck! :hug:

07-25-2006, 10:21 PM
Hi Gals !!!

I have had a few busy days at work and didn't even turn on the computer last night when I got home. Thought I better check in so that you all know I haven't melted away with the heat we have been having.. but wouldn't that be cool if it worked .. melt me away a few pounds !!!

Yesterday I arrived at work to find out that the AC wasn't on all weekend.. it was like an oven in there !! Doesn't make for a great day at the office. I am also covering 2 desks because of holidays, so that makes me extra busy.

Robbin, Erin, Ryanmi, and Shawn ~ glad to see you posting and hope that you are all doing well.

Well I best go forging through the kitchen and see what I fancy for dinner. Take care and TTYS :hug:

07-26-2006, 08:49 AM
Morning Chickies!! Well glad to say that the scale was down another pound today and only had to weigh two times to get two that agree! starting to feel excited about losing weight again, but still frustrated with the lack of change at my stomach. I tried on old clothes and had some 22's that i could hook but the 26 shorts i was wanting to wear are still tight at the waist. Just doesn't make sense. When all was said and done there was a size 18/20 dress that i could get on but wouldn't sit in due to buttons gapping but a 26 shorts that were too tight at the waist CRAZY!!! amazing the head games that will lead to as well. Seems like nobody is noticing anymore that i am losing and i am lower now that i have been in years! Oh well, as long as i know what is happening that should be the most important thing!

Robbin - thanks for the congrats, the pound down again this morning really helped! I know what it feels like to feel like you are trapped at a certain weight. I always feel like, well maybe this is where my body wants me to be, but hold fast!!! you know that you can do this and sooner later your body will realize you are not giving up! Are you still working out with hubby? Stepping up the exercise for a while may really help. Keep at it you will do this! Hope the attack stays away and you get back to your old self soon! As for your son, i don't know that i have any great advice other than my son seems to have a similar problem but only he constantly wets himself. Even though he will stay dry for long periods of time ( almost the whole time we were on vacation). We have done the same thing ignore, punish, help. When it comes to poo it is a much harder mess to clean up, so i am sure the frustration is greater! Maybe you can call the teacher ahead of time and have her work with you. I hate to say but the embarrassment of having accidents at school may be enough to get him over this. I hate to think of him having to go through that but it may be what it takes. Have you had a follow up with the doctor? My husband was diagnosed with decreased anal sphincter tone and that causes him to have leakages at times. It may be that once he realizes he has to go he can't stop it from coming and then its too late. Maybe check back in with the doc to be sure there is not something else going on.

Ryanmi - good suggestions from someone without kids! Sometimes ya'll can come up with better plans since you have a more objective view. Embarrassed to say it but the goldfish story cracked me up! I'm sure it wasn't funny for sis in law though!

Louie - sorry to hear the work problems continue to plague you! Keep up the positive attitude and you'll be through it sooner than you know! So what did you find for supper?

well ladies, gotta revise a resume and email it in and head out the door in about 20 min so gotta run. Hope ya'll have a wonderful day!

07-26-2006, 10:08 AM
Thanks for the advice ladies it always helps to get an outside opinion. I also called the doctor yesterday who says it sounds like he might be backed up again and is having leakage so we are gonna "clean out" again and hopefully this time all the meds and stuff will work. I really hope so. You know I feel so bad about the times I have punished, If he doesnt know he is doing it then I punished him for nothing and that makes me feel like dirt.

Erin - I totally understand the size crazies. I have a pair of shorts that are x-large that fit me great but another pair that are 18's that don't come close to fitting. Whats up with that?

Hey Loui - Nice to see you popping in, sorry to hear you are so busy. Maybe things will slow down soon.

Ryanmi - Bet your sis in law was sorry she flushed the fish, LOL. How did they get her over being scared?

Wonder where all our ladies are? Michelle hasn't been here almost the whole month, Linda has been gone for a few days. Cheryl and Tina are on vacation I know, who else are we missing?

07-26-2006, 01:05 PM
Just to let you know I still exist -- although I seem to have absolutely no time to myself right now -- and no break in sight for the next two or three weeks until this 'work-project' is done. As well as the 'work-project' and the miserable weather, I'm having a continuing car problem that keeps me running back and forth to the dealership every few days.

To top things off, my cataracts are really acting up (left-eye especially) and I'm finally booked for surgery at the end of March (only earlier date available was December 20 and I turned that one down for obvious reasons). And just to put the icing on my cake, I've got a really nasty yeast infection that I just can't seem to shake -- probably a combination of the stress and the humid weather because my BS is doing OK.

Happy to say, I haven't gone into diet-meltdown though and I actually managed to lose 2.2 pounds this past week. So everything isn't terrible -- just almost everything.

Thanks for all your kind thoughts, girls and I'm sorry I've been missing. I will try to check in over the next couple of weeks, but If I don't get here too often, don't panic . . . I will be back as soon as I can.

Keep doing all the good stuff. :hug:

07-26-2006, 03:38 PM
Hey ladies, had a chance for a midday message and thought i would take it.

Linda - so glad to see you haven't fallen off the planet!! I was really getting worried about you! Sounds like you are caught in the everything happening at one syndrome! Hope things are settling down for you soon! Soooo glad to hear you are still losing :carrot: :hug: that is so fabulous!!! Hope to see you popping in and glad I don't have to send out the search and rescue folks!

Robbin GLad to hear you called the doctor. My mom went through the punishing for something i couldn't help when she found out i had urinary tract problems that caused me to wet constantly. I know the guilt must be pretty bad but hopefully everything will get straightened out soon and everyone can forget the trauma! Lois, Robsia and Tracey are some others I know we are missing.

Well girlies gotta run, paperwork to do before my husband leaves so I can get on to the other tasks to be done! It never ends does it!!!!

07-27-2006, 07:07 AM

I seem to have thrown my neck out somehow, and it hurts like you know what!!! :censored: :cry: I can't move my head to the left right now...all afternoon yesterday I sat in my office with a bag of frozen corn on my neck-thank goodness it helps! I have an appt. at the chiropractor at 3:30 totad...come on Doctor Mostrondo, be a miracle worker for me!!!!! :crossed:

Linda, glad to see you are back- I was starting to wonder about you! Hang in there-as if summer isn't bad enough, you seem to have gotten the triple whammy! Good job on the 2.2 least one thing good happened, right? :hug:

Erin, isn't it strange how clothes sizes run...depends where I shop as to what size I am...and how old the clothes are. It seems that sizes get bigger and smaller every year, depending on the trends...who cares about the number on the tag-as long as you are losing and feeling great, that's all that counts! I say blame the manufacturer! :D

Robbin, I hope everything does work out w/your son. I'm sure he's pretty self conscious about the whole thing, and if he couldn't help it, you really had no way of knowing, so don't beat yourself up! As far as Katie goes, she just got older and kinda outgrew being scared. My SIL is a nurse, but sometimes she doesn't think things mother is very good at constantly reminding us of this fact every single day! ;)

Louie and Shyla, hope you two are hanging in there and keeping cool! :cool:

I wanted to tell you guys what we are doing at work! A few of us have started our own weight loss challenge :idea: ...I took my scale to work (it might as well stay there since I'm there so much anyway) and we each weighed in yesterday (privately, of course) and we will weigh each Weds. Anyone who gains has to put a dollar in a jar...if you lose or maintain you don't have to pay. We made a chart and each week will record pluses or minuses and how much, and at the end of each 3 month period, whoever has the best track record gets the money! We're not going by pounds lost but rather by whether or not you've lost in it's good motivation without the pressure of having to lose a specific amount every week...and good for me since I am losing slowly as it is...I'll keep you all posted as to how it goes! :)

Well, since I coildn't sleep, I might as well get to work-at least I have my frozen veggies, I believe I will use the bag of peas! Wish me luck!!!

07-27-2006, 08:48 AM
Howdy girlies, kinda quiet around here again! The scale posession :devil: has recurred so i refuse to acknowledge it! I have been having some swelling but the day i feel like it is the best is the one that seems to have me up the most!!! GO FIGURE:?: Anyway, thinking about trying to get to the pool today since it is supposed to rain this weekend. But it's been supposed to rain all week and we have yet to get anything! Oh well at least it lends to more outside play for the kids!

Ryanmi - aren't frozen veggies great for cooling things off! Hope all is well after the chiropractor today! They can be great for the quick fixes. The work challenge sounds great. Good luck!

Well girlies off to torture people in their homes! Hope ya'll have a fantastic day and we hear soon from some of you missing chicks!:hug:

07-27-2006, 10:32 AM
Ryanmi - I sooooo feel for you and your poor neck. This past December we had a car wreck(we were rear-ended) and my neck was out of wack for about 4 months but my chiropractory worked wonders for me. The deal you have going on at work sound great, a new inspiration. Everyone I work with seems think weight loss is not for them. Everyone is heavy but they seem happy with it. I have buddied up with a girl from my Family Support Group and we talk everyday trying to motivate the other and exchanging Ideas.

Erin - Sorry to hear the scales are possesed again. I think our scales are probably linked in some way or another cause mine are up again today and I really expected them to at least be the same as always. ARRGGGG I am sick of this.

One thing I have been meaning to tell you ladies is that I have finally found the cook book I have been looking for. Took me aout 4 months but that is because it is out of production. It is low fat and ultra low fat recipes, and real down home cooking. No funny ingredients. There is a cheese cake in it that if you go by the recipe it is 6 grams of fat per a slice but you can still trim some of that and make it about 4 grams, and it is so yummy. It tells how to make low fat low cal pizza rolls and all kinds of stuff. I will try to share some of the recipes. Maybe a new one each week, what do you think?

Well better get to work. Check back later.

07-28-2006, 12:27 AM
Hi Gals !! Just a quick fly by for me. Just wanted to say HI to everyone and let you all know that I am hanging in here. I am certainly looking forward to the weekend, and hopefully I can catch up with all of you.

Take Care and TTYS

07-28-2006, 08:34 AM
Howdy chicks! Well scale remains possessed, i am planning on getting a new battery this weekend and maybe that will help. Not much new to report here. Oh yeah, i did get results of bloodwork and fasting insulin is back in normal range so that is not the source of my problems. Good to know the meds/diet are working in that realm now i just gotta figure out why i feel so tired all the time and seem to be stuck on the weight!

Robbin - the recipies would be great! I am really trying to add some variety to our meals and was planning on going through a low carb cookbook to find something good to try the next few weeks.

Louie - glad to see you popping in and that you are doing well Hope to catch up with you more over the weekend!

Gonna get to work still have some time before i leave but my daughter has been up since about 5:15 and she is wanting some good mommy time! Talk to ya later! Erin

07-28-2006, 10:24 AM
Just a quick not before I gotta get to work, I will be back to post more later on. Wanted to say good morning and let everyone know I think the scale might be on the move again. This morning I was down 1 pound to 233, not gonna move the ticker yet. I am gonna give it at least 1 more day. But I weighed 2 times this morning and it was the same both times. YAY. Hopefully the plateau has finally come to a breaking point.

Well better head out. I will be back later.

07-29-2006, 11:03 AM
Good Morning, Ladies !!!

Yeah it is the weekend. I had such a busy week at work that I hardly got the chance to read anyone posts. I will endeavor to go back and catch up. Seems like we are losing people by the day and I found us on the 2nd page today... that will never do !!

Robbin ~ I will keep my fingers crossed for you that is scale is still down today. You certainly deserve it for hanging in there after such a plateau that you have been having.

Erin ~ the :devil: scale. Yes, I think a new battery is worth a try, otherwise as Robbin says there will be a scaleacide. Glad to hear that your bloodwork and test were good. Your commitment is paying off !!

Ryanmi ~ how is the neck ?? The challenge you have going at work sounds good..hopefully you will win the money since you have been doing so well in the weight loss department!!

Meowee ~ thanks for dropping in to say hello. Sounds like you are up to your armpits in alligators. Hope things get back to normal for you soon :hug:

Well I hear the coffee calling my name, so I am off to endulge. Have a great Saturday and I will be back to check in later. TTFN :hug:

07-29-2006, 11:22 PM
Just a quick check in. Unless I get the email updates, I sometimes get so busy I don't get here as often as I'd like.

My DH was out of town this week, but I still managed to get in 3 workouts. yay! still not totally watching what I'm eating though

Robbin! Yes, I'd love some recipes!! a weekly
post on that sounds great!

OK ladies, I'm making this short --- was just checking in, while paying bills. can you say "procrastination"? LOL


07-30-2006, 11:20 AM
Good Morning, Gals :D

Just wanted to check in, but I see that only Shawn has been here since my last and she was just flying through.

Hope you are all having a great weekend. I have a restful day yesterday and will probably do the same again today, with the exception of those mandatory sunday things like groceries and laundry.

A big :hug: to everyone and I will TTYS.

07-31-2006, 10:19 AM
I had a long post all typed up then got kicked and lost it all. That sucks. So here is short version.

Shawn and Louie - Sorry you two were the only ones here over the weekend I tried to get here but was very busy. I will try to get a recipe from my cook book posted tonight or tomorrow. We are loosing people. What are we gonna do?

Scales were down over the weekend all the way to 232 but are back to 234 this morning, hopefully it is WWW.

Check back later girls.

07-31-2006, 11:47 AM
Boy things are getting really quiet around here! Sorry i was gone so much, new project at church took up most of my weekend and then kids were gone so got to spend a little hubby time. I really enjoyed the weekend but now it is back to the real world. got a new battery for the scale and initially thought it was making a big difference but this morning blew that. I did have a binge saturday, no kids and hubby worked 8am to mindnight so that left me all alone to my vices and i took advantage. Have been feeling bad since, mostly physical mind you. This kind of event would have been my cue to blow it all but not this time. I am still motivated and hope to be right back on track today.

Robbin - I hear the 220's calling you, keep at it, it is coming!

Louie - yeah things are really scary quiet around here, i know school starts for us the end of next week and we will likely see more folks coming back as the summer ends

Shawn - How awesome you are still keeping up with your workouts!!! I am so impressed! That is always the first thing to go for me when i get busy.

Well girls, just made a quick stop at home between patients to get the laundry swapped and some stuff put away. Hubby is taking the kids to see superman today and then i need to pick them up from him by 3:30 so he can go to work. We are expecting more storms this afternoon so will probably have the computer unplugged until tomorrow morning. Hope everyone has a great day and will ttys!

08-01-2006, 10:20 AM
What Are We Gonna Do???? We have practically no one left. This is sad. We need everyone to come back pleassssssssseeeeee.:(

Thanks for the encouragement Erin it really helps me:hug: . If it werent for this group I would have quit long ago. I am worried about our members.

I fianlly moved the ticker the scales were at 233 again so I am taking it.

Well ladies hope we have a few return soon.

Check back later.

08-01-2006, 07:31 PM
Hi all:

I am very interested in this thread because I have quite a bit to lose--not quite a hundread but almost. Can I join in?


08-01-2006, 08:36 PM
First of all :welcome3: Snow, so glad to have you join us! We are a little weak in members right now but we know we have two on vacation and a couple of others that are tied up with major projects. SO welcome and promise there are lots more folks willing to encourage you along the way! Hundred pounds or not it can be really hard and we can use all the support we can get!

Robbin - Yeah :carrot: :carrot: on moving your ticker!!! I think sometimes changing my ticker has some sort of cosmic effect on the whole process and things move a little better after that. I need to check mine and see if it needs moving. I am still stuck around 248 but got on the scale after being outside for a while this afternoon and the first time was 243.5, of course i got a different weight each of the 10 times i did after that but even so none of them was over 248.3! So we'll see what i get in the morning. I am thinking about getting a scale like a doctor's office and using that, they seem to have the least variability from time to time. I have a friend that has connections and hopefully can get me one cheap. We'll see but this digital one is about to make me absolutely nuts!!!!!!!!!!! As for our missing members i don't know what to do! I have done some PM's to folks and didn't get responses to them either, well actually Linda popped in after that but still haven't heard from the others! I am sure once summer is over folks will return but it is getting kind of lonesome! Hey if nothing else you and I and now Snow will keep things going!

Well ladies gotta run, too much water today, gotta pee AGAIN!!!!! Plus came to the computer to do some paperwork and need to get busy! Ya'll have a fantastic day and will chat with you tomorrow! Erin

08-01-2006, 10:42 PM
Hi Gals !!!!

Sorry I didn't check in yesterday... a late night at the office yesterday and another one today.

It is budget season, so this will probably go on all month :dizzy: I will still check in daily; however, forgive me it is just a quick fly through.

Robbin ~ congrats on the downward scale movement.. you SO deserve it !!

Snow ~ welcome to the group !!!

Erin ~ how's that scale doing.. are you ready to perform a scaleacide :D

Well I am off to feed the belly... just a sandwich tonight as it is too hot for much more. Have a great evening and I will c ya tomorrow !!

08-02-2006, 07:12 AM
*creeps back in again*

I have had a horrible July - lost a grand total of . . . 2 pounds! *ugh*

I wouldn't mind but I've been pretty good. Had a couple of lapses, one night out and one barbecue, oh and some ice cream, which I DID add to my list on Nutridiary. But I seemed to be losing and gaining the same 2 damn pounds over and over.

It has been so hard to keep going and I have so wanted to just go out shopping and just pig on bad stuff!!

But this morning I hit a new low - barely but I hit it. My last low was 160.9 which I hit on 9th July, went up, hit it again on 19th July, and then went up again. But the last few days it's been dropping again and this morning I hit 160.7. I'm hoping to see the 150s soon!!

I have a weeks' holiday coming up in August so I'm not sure I will hit my September target, still, so long as I weigh less when I go back to school than I was when we broke up, it's all good!!

Welcome to snow and hi to everyone else. I'll try to be around more.

08-02-2006, 09:27 AM
Hey Hey Hey...

Sorry I haven't been around much...the heat has been killing me- last 5 days here have been high 90's with 70+ percent humidity.:flame: :hot: In fact, the last two days, the power company has made us curtail our power here on campus...they shut us off for 6 hrs and we have to use our own powerhouse-which is pretty much emergency-usage, the last two afternoons I have been here from 2p on with no AC, fans, lights, computers,'d think we'd get to leave, but no...:no:

So far, I am down 1 more lb in the "office challenge" here...I know that this humidity has me holding mucho WW, but the 1lb shift was pretty exciting nonetheless...:cloud9:

My neck is much better- apparently I was locked up on all sides-whatever that means?? LOL...anyway, after some deep massage and some adjustments, I am finally pain free...I go back to chiro tomorrow for follow-up and I should be all set! Thank God!:yes:

It sounds like everyone is doing well...

Way to go Robbin on moving that ticker! Looking forward to the recipes!!

Erin, I bought a digital scale not too long ago, and mine is fantastic-I weigh 3 times and get the same reading each time! It was only about $75.00 I believe...if you want, I'll see if I can find the site I bought it from! :hug:

Louie, as school starts in less than a month, you can bet I'll be busy as heck too! Hang in there- things will be back to normal soon...:dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy:

Rosiba- congrats on hitting the low milestone! That's great!! :carrot:

Welcome Snow...great to have you with us! :balloons:

Ok...I have to work now, while I have power and AC!!

08-02-2006, 10:43 AM
Well girls I am running a little late cause I had to put yesterday's food into fitday and wow am I dissapointed in me. 1650 calories and 30 fat grams NOT GOOD at all. And to show it the scales were back up to 234. I refuse to move the ticker back up. I now have to work extra hard to get back to 233 and below. I want to see the 20's so bad. I also didn't get in much exercise yesterday just some evening time leg lifts and a few reps with my 2 lb weights.

Welcome Snow, it is great to see a new face. You are more than welcome to join in here, but as said we have a few memebers that are away for different reasons but should return soon. Don't let that shoo you away.

Hey there Robsia you think you had it bad for july I didn't drop even 1 ounce. I so totally understand your pain. But you are at a new low and I am cheering for you.

Louie fly throughs are just fine at least we know you are still around.

Ryanmi, I do not think I could handle no AC at work. No way nada huh-uh. That would suck. You poor poor girl. But you could look at it this way, maybe it will have the same effect as a sauna and melt away a little bit of you.

Well girls I better get to work before the boss gets in. Check back later and will try to have a recipe with me.

08-02-2006, 12:24 PM
Hi All:

thanks for the hearty welcome. I am in the first phases of my diet--actually today will be the fifth day. So I am losing pretty quickly--I was binging out before so I am sure a lot of what I am losing is water weight etc!

I am not following a diet. I realized after doing Atkins for almost a year last year that I just dont want to be so strict. I am working on behaviors--particularly eating less and slower. Here are my goals from my diary:

1. Eat as slowly and mindfully as I can--aim to chew 10-20 times at least for each mouthful. Make the mouthfuls small as possible. Make the portions as small as possible, take less, try to take half of what I would normally serve myself. Sip, dont gulp.

2. Eat healthily--make sure to get at least 5 servings of fruit and veggies per day--work up to 8.

3. Challenge myself with exercise at least 5x per week--ice 2x per day and stretch

4. Notice when I am thinking about food and substitute the feeling of how nice it is to fit in cool clothing and feel light and strong.

5. Make sure to do nice self-care things for myself--and not have to add overindulgence as part of it.

6. Write everyday to see how I am doing with each part of this!

As of today I have 88 lbs to go to achieve my goal--I hope this is the last time I am on this particular journey!

08-02-2006, 03:55 PM
OK ladies I have promised a recipe from my new cookbook and here it is. You can make this recipe just like it is or you can lighten it up even more by using splenda and fat free cream cheese and sour cream and it does not hurt the tast any. I prefer to lighten it up. Calories and Fat grams per serving is at the bottom for this recipe but I do not know what it is if you choose to use the substitutes. Even my kids love this one.

Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake (YUMMMMMMMMMMM)

8 graham cracker squares, ground (square = 2 1/2" x 2 1/2")
2 T. sugar

2 8 oz. packages or cartons lite cream cheese
1-cup lite sour cream
2 egg whites
1/2 t. vanilla
1/2 cup + 2 T. sugar
1/4 t. salt
4 T. fat free chocolate ice cream topping (almost all chocolate ice cream topping is fat free)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

In food processor grind graham crackers, add sugar and mix. Spray 9" Pie plate with non-stick cooking spray. Press the graham cracker mixture into pie plate. Set aside while making filling.

In large bowl, whip egg whites with electric mixer until foamy. Add all remaining ingredients for filling and beat until smooth. Very gently pour filling mixture over graham cracker mixture. Drop 1 T. of chocolate topping in four separate places on top of cheesecake. Use a table knife and cut down into the center of each drop of chocolate and drag and swirl the chocolate around the top of the cheesecake. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees and bake another 35-40 minutes. Chill thoroughly before serving.

Entire recipe makes 8 servings


08-02-2006, 06:29 PM
Wow girlies! Great to see so much action going on here today! I was going to make a quick check i have already been here about 40 min! Scale remains possessed but i am just kind of ignoring it until i go back to the doctor this friday, I will see what his scale has to say and then i will go from there. I am trying to get below 250 with clothes on before then. I would love to have to not make that slider thing on the bottom just go to 200 for a change!

Louie - Scale-a-cide is immenent (dont know if I spelled that right?) I am so fed up with it I think i am going to get something else and start over. even dug out my old dial scale to try but that was the one that lead me to get the digital anyway, cause i couldn't really see it without my contacts in and you know glasses must weigh at least 2 pounds, right! Hope things start settling down for you soon!

Robsia - Sorry to hear July has not been kind to you, but its over now right! Hopefully august will make up for it! I am chanting 150 for you! You will be there soon!

Ryanmi - congrats on the extra pound off in the middle of humidity! I know there is a lot of WWW that goes with HHH ( hazy hot humid) so that is a great accomplishment! Can't imagine trying to work with no power! What's the point! I would love the site for the scale if you can find it. I am about to go crazy with mine!

Robbin - don't beat yourself up too much, we have to stay focused on big picture not one day. YOU WILL SEE THE 20's soon, I know it! Just keep at it! The recipe looks awsome, i will have to try it soon. Just had a friend email a recipe for a bacom fajita salad in a parmasean bowl. I am gonna try the bowl for sure, if it turns out good I'll post the recipe.

Snow - sounds like you have a good plan going. I liked the goals you had and am going to try to incorporate some of the them myself. I noticed you had Ice 2x's per day, do you have an injury you are taking care of?

Well chicks I am going to need to run work to be done, kids to monitor! Hope ya'll have a wonderful evening and nobody melts in the meantime! I am afraid some of you further north are hotter than me!

08-02-2006, 10:19 PM
Hola Chicks !!!

It is now 6:15 pm and I just rolled in from work.. doesn't sounds late but I have been there since 7:30 this morning <<<yawn>>>. I am so looking forward to the long weekend !!!!!

Snow ~ sounds like you have a great plan set out for yourself. We look forward to sharing the journey with you.

Erin ~ I am with you.. a quick check in on 3FCs and all of a sudden an hour is gone !! Robbin and yourself have shown great determination in working through your plateaus.. hang in there !!!

Robbin ~ thanks so much for the recipe. I will definately have to make sure I write these down and save them.

Ryanmi ~ congrats on the office challenge and glad to hear that your neck is better. I was without AC for 1 day at the office and it darn near killed me... hope it starts to cool off a bit for you soon.

Well dinner awaits so I should scoot. Have a good one and I TTYS :hug:

08-03-2006, 08:33 AM
Morning Glories! Well I moved my Ticker. May be getting a little ahead of myself but this was the weight i had the most or lower so I am going to put it in writing and hopefully it will keep me from going back over it!

Louie sounds like you are still pretty crazy at work. Any break soon?

Well girlies i gotta go, have a great day and I will chat at ya later. Go to the doctor tomorrow and am hoping to have a weight below 250 on his scale. But that is with clothes on so we'll see.

Ya'll have a great day! Erin

08-03-2006, 10:30 AM
:grouphug: Wow we are finally moving again with posts. I am excited to see everyone here.

Snow Ė Your plan sounds great. My favorite part is not following a diet. I donít follow a diet at all. I use FitDay to track my calories and fat grams but that is it. I hate the, you canít have and you have to have diet rules. If I want something I eat it but I record it and if I have to cut something else out for the day I do.

Erin Ė Congrats on moving the ticker. :cp: You are doing great. I know this plateau is really aggravating but we can work through this.

Actually I have good news; :goodscale the scales were at my lowest yet this morning, 232.9. Now I know that is a point 9 on the end there but it is still down further than it has been in about 6 years. I canít wait to see the 20ís. I am so close that it has given me an extra boost of will power. I WILL DO THIS.

Well better get to work. Check back later. Here is a dose of the good stuff for you all :dust:

08-04-2006, 07:16 AM
Hey - I hit the 150s this morning - 159.6!!!!!

So, after my horrible July, I have lost 3.3 lbs so far since Tuesday and am 1.3 lbs below my previous lowest weight (160.9). Strangely enough - my new downward turn coincided with the cessation of the mega high temps we've been having. Wonder if that had something to do with it.

Whatever - I am happy!

Also had several NSVs. I have a size 12 suit (US size 10) in my wardrobe from when I was last slim, and I have been trying it on periodically. I tried it on yesterday and the jacket actually fastened! The skirt doesn't yet but the jacket does, although it gapes a bit between the buttons. But I may even be able to wear it back to school in September. I can also get into some size 12 jeans and can just about fasten a size 12 skirt, although it's mega tight and I would never be able to wear it. I also tried on a stretchy black velvet dress in a size 12 which looked good aside from the sticky out belly.

This is my daughter and I holding day-old chicks on a day out last Sunday.

Michelle - glad to hear your neck is better and congrats on the 1 lb loss. Looks like we were all in the same boat with the heat.

Robbin - I don't move the ticker back up again either - I leave it at whatever my last lowest was. Well, except when I went on holiday and gained 4 lbs. I consider that a break. Congrats on your new low!! 220s here you come!

Snow - good luck with your, I can't really say diet, your behaviour modification. I know it would never work for me - I need to write down everything I eat and control my calories, but everyone's different. But I don'tt follow a specific diet as such - I just calorie count, but it's still a diet.

Elem - hope your doctor's scales are kind to you today! I must admit, I have been having thoughts of getting a new battery for my scales, but now the heat wave has passed they seem to be behaving themselves again. Maybe yours is just water too! LOL - I take off my glasses to weigh too - AND my watch! Definitely at least two pounds!!

Louie - that sounds like a long day. How come do you get a long weekend? Is this Monday a special day in Canada?

TTFN chaps - catch you later.

08-04-2006, 09:06 AM
Well ladies I am not sure if I should be excited or not. My digital scale has been nothing but pure insanity lately. :tantrum: :yikes: This moring i was everything from 244.9 down to 239.7!!!! I could just scream!! I am going to move the ticker down to 245 and after i see the doctor today i will have a better idea. I really think i need to just invest in a new scale. Especially since hubby is doing things too and i don't want to discourage him by the scale never reading the right thing! I have been getting on my dial scale which always seemed to weigh me a little high, fully dressed it was 248 this morning and undressed was 246. It's weird though i still seem to be having a hard time realizing i am below 250. Maybe if the doctors scale gets me below 250 with clothes on today that will cement it in my mind. I guess i am still so focused on where i want to get that i am having a hard time recognizing where i am. Plus i feel like i am still such a huge fat cow that a 50 pound drop is a drop in the bucket! Okay enough negativity!!!!!! We are positive people here!

Robbin - WHOOO HOOO :carrot: :cb: :carrot: :cb: I know that had to be an amazing feeling to see the 232. anything!!! I am so excited for you! Keep at it girl i know you are going to do this too!

Robsia - Your daughter and you are beautiful! I never saw a pic of you at higher weights but you look great now for sure!!! A Huge WHOO HOOO for you too! :cb: :carrot: :cb: :carrot: The non scale victories and scale victories are awesome!!!!!!

Well gotta run, off to the doc, to see a couple of patients and then begin back to school weekend. Gotta get my daughters room assignment today and then we will do the shopping thing tomorrow, we have our first tax free holiday for school shopping this weekend and they are predicting it is going to be like day after thanksgiving as far as shopping goes! I dread it, hate crowds! Anyway, open house wednesday and classes start thursday!! Summer's over!

08-04-2006, 09:53 AM
Robsia - Your daughter and you are beautiful! I never saw a pic of you at higher weights but you look great now for sure!!! A Huge WHOO HOOO for you too! :cb: :carrot: :cb: :carrot: The non scale victories and scale victories are awesome!!!!!!

Thank you for the compliments, which I have the most awful trouble accepting. :o :^: Anyone else feel that? Or is it just silly old me?:chin:

This was me at my starting weight of 213 last Christmas. This was the pic that made me think "Yikes, I need to do something about this!"

Maybe you should get yourself a new battery for your scales. That is one heck of a big range of weights. Mine usually only fluctuates 0.4 at the most.

08-04-2006, 10:23 AM
:carrot: :wave: :cb: :cp: :dancer: GOOOOOOOOOD Morning ladies. As you can tell I am in a wonderful mood this morning. I have totally fallen back in love with my scales. First time I got on this morning it said 232.0 second time was the same and so was the third. Of course it looked too good to be true so I went and got a new battery out of the cabinet and put it in then got on and almost fell off it said 231.9 OMG. I weighed again and it was 232.0 again and was the next 3 times I got on. So I am there i my bathroom in nothing but my skin dancing around acting like a total crazy. But hey no one saw me. I am even gonna move my ticker this morning.

Robsia You look absolutuly BEAUTIFUL!!!:flow1: Your legs are so thin. WEIGH TO GO. I can not wait to be in the 100's. How old is your little girl? She looks about 5.

Erin I have my fingers crossed big time for you, :crossed: I hope the doctors scales are well below the 250 mark you deserve it. You have been right there with me on this plateau and I know it has aggrivated you as much as it has me.

Hello to everyone else hope everyone is having a good morning.

Last night was so much fun. My two youngest (Matt 6 and Mark 5) had their first football practice. It was so cute watching them try to do the jumping jacks and push ups then trying all the football moves for the first time. Then at the end of practice they got their gear and OMG to see them in those little bity helmets and pads I almost wanted to cry they are growing up so fast. Just watching them makes me such a poud mommy.

Well ladies I gotta run time for me to clock into work. I'll Check back later.

08-04-2006, 01:07 PM
Hi all:

Thanks again for the wonderful welcome. I just want to grab onto all this positive, lightening energy and ride it all the way to onederland. I don't know if I mentioned it before, but I lose almost 40 last year on Atkins and then gained it all back with stress problems. So part of this is just re-losing some of the weight I gained back fairly recently. That is disappointing. At least I did not gain all of it back--usually when I diet I gain it all back plus some.

Anyway, my new plan is working great so far--I am beginning my seventh day of eating mindfully and just loving it. It is hard in a way to do it because I am used to gulping everything down--achieving maximum carnage! But eating exactly what I want is really enchanting. Also really tasting it is a revelation. But anyway the rub is I am averaging around 1800 cals a day--keeping track on Fitday. I also have been exercising--at least 3 40 minute walks in the last 6 days. I have lost 7 lbs since last saturday so I know I am on the right track! I am impatient to fit in the clothes I have hanging in the closet. Soon I know! I know this is total vanity, but I am seeing my folks in a few weeks and I hate to have gained back all the weight I had lost the last time I saw them. So at least some of this will be off!

RVMM--hee hee--I love the image of you running around trying to make that scale weigh you higher. Great job! So is that 8 lbs? In how long? What plan are you following.

Robsia--great before and after pics--congrats on a wonderful job. that inspires me. So that is about 65 lbs in 8 months?

Elem:--just get a new scale--scales such anyway but it is worse when they are unreliable. I got a new scale about six months ago. It was a purple one that cost me about $20 and it is very accurate--never changes when I get on and off--best scale ever! And I have verified it with doctors scales. I can relate to feeling like a big fat cow--especially when I see photos of myself--like when I went on vacation a few weeks ago. My hubby insisted on taking my picture next to one of those huge cardboard images of Henry the 8th--I felt like I was as big as he was. I am trying to work on loving my sweet big body tho--she is doing the best she can! (I will try to find that photo and post it for you all!)

ryanmi: thanks for the welcome--I know about the heat--it was so hot here in california it felt like forever. we dont have aircon in our house because it usually is moderate temps here plus dry. With the humidity it became nearly unbearable. we finally got an aircon unit for the bedroom because we couldnt stand it, and then it cooled off again! Hard to do anything when it is hot.

08-04-2006, 01:16 PM
Robsia--great before and after pics--congrats on a wonderful job. that inspires me. So that is about 65 lbs in 8 months?

I've lost 53.4 lbs so far in 7 months - started on 2nd Jan this year. I'm the lowest I've been weight wise since about 1999.

My initial goal is 140, which is what I managed to get down to last time I lost weight (haven't we all been there before) back in 1997. But once I hit it, I may try to go a little bit further, down to 133, which would be a really good weight for me - I'd be in about a size 10 (US size 8) if I got down that far.

You're doing great so far - 7 lbs in the first week is brilliant.

08-04-2006, 02:19 PM
Hi Robsia--

great job--how did you do it? Any particular plan?

I was always trying to get to 140 or lower when in fact my weight is very good at 155-160. It was all the influence of the skinny seventies that made me diet eternally. If only I had just stayed at that weight I would not have the problems I do now--each diet I would lose and then gain back more.

PS--how do you post a picture on this forum?http://file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Tamara%20Nichols/My%20Documents/My%20Pictures/hampton2006/hampton%202006%20023.jpg

08-04-2006, 02:41 PM
Just calorie counting and exercise - doin' it the old fashioned way!

You are taller than I am, so you WOULD be skinny at 140. Whereas, I am at 159 now and still have saddlebags to get rid of and my horrible baby belly which just will NOT go away. It is shrinking though. If I get to 140 and it's still there I'll have to break out the ab crunchers.

How to post a pic:

First you have to have your picture hosted somewhere like image shack or on your own webspace. Then you type:

[ img ] to your picture/picture.jpg [ /img ]

I have put spaces in the above so that the code will appear - just take out the spaces and replace the link with the actual link to your pic and it should appear.

08-04-2006, 03:01 PM
Hey there snow my total loss is 44 pounds and I have been working on it since about January, I started full fledge Weight Loss mid-March. 7 pounds the first week is great. Keep at it.

08-04-2006, 03:59 PM
OKAY LADIES, a little happy dance for ERIN today!! :dance: :cb: :carrot: :cb: :dance: and a YEAH for me:cp: Doctor's scale was dead on 248, exactly what my dial scale said fully dressed before i left. I still can't really believe it. That is a total of 46 pounds in 16 weeks (2.7 pounds per week in case you were wondering) according to his records. So at that rate and knowing i have exactly 21 weeks until my 40th birthday being at 190 by then is sounding more and more realistic! That would be 56.7 pounds more if i keep at my current rate of loss which would put me at 191.3. I know a little harder on the exercise than i have been doing and maybe i can really make it! Yes, yes i know don't count on anything! I have been this road too many times before to not remember that the wonderful world of plateau can put a monkey wrench in the best laid plans, trust me i have been fighting one for some time now. So I am going to look for a new scale this weekend and if i can find a cheap one i may go with that. Since Snow's $20 purple one is serving her well, maybe i need to avoid the pricier ones and see how that works.

ROBSIA - WOWWEE!!!! I am so impressed! what a difference!!!!! I never would have pictured you to look like that at that weight. You have so much to be proud of!! Unfortuantely i just put a new battery in the scale that is why i am going to get a new one. Actually since my dial scale is reading so close to the doctor's scale i may just use that for a while and not weigh until i have my contacts in so i can see it!

ROBBIN - YEAHHHHHH!!!!!! :carrot: :carrot: That is fantastic!!!! I am so excited for you. Have to laugh at anyone else that does the scale reweigh dance like I do! Sounds funny to hear someone else describe it but i do the exact same thing!!!! I know what you mean about your boys starting football, its just a feeling like nothing else!

SNOW - AWESOME!!!!! :carrot: :carrot: on your 7 pounds this week! that is fantastic. It's amazing how gratifying it is to see it coming off. Keep at it! And as i said above i am looking for a new scale this weekend!

Well girls gonna finish up the paperwork and get busy with getting ready for school next week. A very happy healthy weekend to all of you!!!


08-04-2006, 05:39 PM
Elem--that is such great news--I envy you your 2.6 per week weight loss--once I have my initial woosh I usually only lose about 1 lb per week. Too much dieting I think! I cant wait to be below 200--it will be such an awesome feeling, one I have not had for over 10 years!

I looked at my scale and it is a Thinner. I did the on again off again hop on all the scales at Bed Bath and Beyond. I chose the accurate ones then the cheapest of that category. I thought it would only last for a short while--because scales are so unreliable. But it has been great for over 6 months. I guess if it broke now, I would just go get another one of the same kind since--cheap! It was guaranteed to provide accurate weight. It is one of those kinds that you tap it first and then get on.

I would love to know your diet plan--you are so succesful!

08-05-2006, 10:33 AM
Good Morning Ladies !!

WOW, it appears that I am amongst "losers".. CONGRATS to all of you !!!

I am also on :cloud9: this morning.... last night I worked late..yes again..and then got home and had dinner and thought I would check my email. Well earlier in the day a note came out that our exam results were available - you know the exams that I was studying for in June - well I passed both parts. YAHOOOO... so I am one step closer to getting my accounting designation. Now I just have to go through a leadership program and then I will officially get the 3 letters after my name. I am so excited and happy :D

I also did lots of self reflection this week and it is time for me to get serious with my weight loss efforts. I am going to go back to low carbing.. I don't think carbs and I get along to well and when I go off of them I actually feel much better. So going to stock up the shelves this weekend and hit it hard.

Okay gals I am off to endulge in my morning cup o java. Have a great day :hug:

08-05-2006, 12:20 PM
Hi all:

well this is really working--another pound down today. I was a little worried because my cals went up to about 2100 yesterday. On one of the other boards someone gave me a formula for calculating how many calories you should eat in order to lose weight. (Here is the formula: Decide what you want to weigh and multiply that number by 12 if youíre sedentary, 13 if you exercise 3x a week, and 14 if you exercise 5x a week (excercise as in 45 minutes a session and with youíre heart rate elevated).

Mine came up to 2132. That seems like a lot but I guess the idea is to not let your metabolism slow down due to restricting cals a lot. What do you all think?

Louie: good luck with the low carbing--I did that for a while last year and had good results with it--it is easy to do and works well.

08-05-2006, 02:47 PM
Why should the number of calories you need to eat to lose weight vary with your goal weight?

What if your goal weight was 200? That multiplied by 12 would be 2400 - I can't see anyone losing weight on that.

Now that number of calories you need to lose weight DOES vary with your current weight - as the larger you are, the more cals it takes to maintain your body - your BMR.

So you might need to eat 1600 to lose weight to begin with, but as you get slimmer, that amount will drop. When I started, my goal weekly loss was 2 lbs and I was able to eat 1400 calories a day.

Now, my goal weekly loss is 1.5 lbs and I can only eat 1350 a day. If I tried to lose 2 lbs a week I would only be able to eat 1100 a day, which is far too low.

But the goal weight makes no difference as my goal weight has not varied at all since I began.

08-05-2006, 07:11 PM
I cut my daughter's hair this morning! I have cut her fringe before but never tried an all over head haircut - I was SO nervous. but I think it turned out pretty good.

It desperately needed it - she had chopped off her own fringe because it was getting too long (after SHE wanted to grow it out) - someone at school had hacked off the end of her ponytail with paper scissors and yesterday, the very first time I let her have chewing gum, she got it in her hair and I had to lop a chunk off.

I was going to take her to the hairdresser but I figured I'd have a go and if I made a mess, then I'd take her - if it turned out OK I'd have saved some money. So I did it myself and I'm pretty pleased with it.

Obviously it's a before and after shot.

08-06-2006, 05:19 PM
Howdy Chicks! Well just haven't been able to bring myself to by a new scale yet but boy do i need one! Had three weighs in a row yesterday at 243.0 after a gut wrenching crunch when i steeped on the scale. Couldn't believe the numbers were the same each time so i got on the dial scale too and it still showed 246. So this morning I full well expected repeating numbers and got everything from 238 something to 244!!!! I know, I know, throw the thing out and get a new one, but until i can afford it i am going to have to hang in with this one. Clothes are defiinitely fitting better, wore a size 20 dress to church today that fit really well. So i am just keepin on keepin on and we'll see what i come up with when i can actually find a reliable scale!

School shopping with my daughter went pretty good actually. Was very crowded but she was a trooper and the day was long but smooth. Glad it is over, now we are just going to have to get into the routine again!

SNOW - Thanks for the congrats and the info on the scale. We have a Bed Bath and Beyond and I will be checking it out soon! As for my diet plan, due to insulin resistance i am going no refined sugar, no white stuff and whole wheat/grain breads and pastas. I haven't been worrying so much about fat at the moment but will be checking cholesterol here soon. I am eating lots of fresh fruits and veggies as well. Let me emphasize, THIS IS WHAT WORKS FOR ME!! I am FIRMLY convinced that you have to find the plan that works for you and you only. I have mishmashed together everything i have done over the years and come up with what i am doing now. Under the suggestion of the endocrinologist of coure. BUT humans are unique and changeable so you really have to find what your body is doing at that moment and then work with it. What you have told us you are doing sounds great, keep at it until it is not working and then just tweek it as needed!

LOUIE - WHOOO HOOO, congrats on passing your tests, i know you are so thrilled! I am excited for you, that must be a huge accomplishment!!!! Low carbing works for me as i told Snow, hope it works for you too!!! Good luck as you get your dedication up and going! Remember we are here for you if the going gets tough!

ROBSIA - yeah i am with you, the more i am reading on how i am dealing with my issues although calories play a role sometimes you have to be paying attention to other things more than calories. It all really baffles me, and makes me thing WAY too hard for what my pea brain can handle, i do much better with the is it this or than and then decide if it is what i can have or not! Your daughter's hair cut looks awsome! You are so brave to take that on! I have debated trying it several times but just can't bring myself to do it!

Well girlies, gotta run, still need to finish packing my stuff for my sleep study i am doing tonight ( shecking on my sleep apnea and narcolepsy to see if that is what is causing me to feel so fatigued all the time) and do 5 days of my bible study before 5:00 not gonna happen to say the least! Anyway, now we have bloody knee to bandage as well, how this happened while coloring i still don't understand! Ya'll have a good day and see ya tomorrow!

08-06-2006, 09:58 PM
Evening Ladies...Did you miss me? I sure missed you!!! This will be very short, just wanted to pop in and say Hi. Got back late this afternoon and I'm pretty tired from the long drive. Haven't weighed myself in two weeks and will do that tomorrow morning. I'm expecting a gain, especially since my feet have been swollen the whole two weeks and I can't seem to get rid of the water. Now that I'm home and things will get back to normal, this too will pass. Got lots of pictures to share with you all. I'll try to do that tomorrow, and also get caught up on reading all of the posts. See you chickies tomorrow.


08-07-2006, 10:23 AM
WELCOME back Cheryl. We did miss you, very much.

I don't have time for personals right now just wanted to drop in and read the post's I had missed over the weekend and let you know what is up with me. I will come back later on (hopefully) and get some personals in.

I was very bad over the weekend with eating and had some margarita's the scales are up 1.5 pounds this morning but I am also kinda puffy and can't get my rings off. So I am thinking maybe some of the gain is WWW. I did have a great NSV yesterday that I am very excited about. While out shopping with my kids for school clothes I decided to get myself a new pair of jeans. So I grabbed a 18 and a 16 and headed to the dressing room. I knew the 16's were NOT going to fit but thought what the heck I will try anyway. Well guess what. They did fit, the went up they buttoned and zipped with no problem at all. I almost fell over. I also did a happy dance there in the dressing room. LOL, that will probably show up on some Funny Video show caught on security camera. I am so excited that the little up on the scale this morning really isn't bothering me at all.

Well girlies I better get the rear in gear and get to work. Check back later.

08-07-2006, 10:54 AM
G'Day Ladies !!!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I have pretty much spent the weekend relaxing and am still grinning ear to ear about my exam marks :D

On saturday a dozen yellow roses arrived at my door... a congratulations and thank you from my study partner. He and I have been taking classes together for the past 2 years and it was so sweet of him to send the flowers.

Hubby gave me a really nice pen (I am a total pen geek) with my name and designation letters engraved on it. A bit premature for the letters, but he is very proud of me and knows that I will make it through this last requirement.

Today is a stat holiday here (B.C. Day) so we are going to go meet family/friends for breakfast.. I love going out for breakfast.

Cheryl ~ welcome home :hug: Yes, we missed you. It has been very quiet around here.

Robbin ~ size 16..whoooohoooo congrats that must feel great !!

Erin ~ I am glad that you are getting other indications that you are losing weight (i.e. your smaller dress) cause it sounds like your scale is driving you crazy !! Thanks for the encouragement on the low carbing. I love carbs, but honestly when I go off of them I actually feel a whole lot better.

Robsia ~ your daughter is a cutie patootie !!

Snow ~ congrats on your 1 lb.. yeah !!!!

Well gals the coffee calls. Have a great day and I will talk to you all soon.

08-07-2006, 11:44 PM
Hey ladies. Just wanted to pop in & say I haven't forgotten about you guys! Just don't have alot of time on my hands these days. Will type more later. :Hugs:

08-08-2006, 12:19 AM
Hello...No time for personals tonight, been on the go since early this morning and my bed is calling me. Took that big step this morning and stepped on the scales, I'm up 4 pounds. No surprise since I ate pretty good and drank Cadillac Margarita's Friday night.:dizzy: Won't take me long to get back to where I was, since most of it is water weight. My feet look better, but still had to cram my feet into my shoes this morning. Tomorrow I don't have to go anywhere, so I plan on propping my feet up, drinking lots of water and getting some REST.
See you chickies tomorrow.


08-08-2006, 08:44 AM
Well girls i am still living in the land of the possessed scale but good NSV yesterday. Went by my old job to see the two girls i am really good friends with there and the one said "hey there skinny girl" I could have popped out of my skin that she noticed and especially that she called me skinny. Everyone had a comment about how I looked. It really felt good. Well i am gonna have to run, already late to see a patient! Here's a couple of quick personals and then i will try to check in tomorrow.

CHERYL - So glad to see you back!!! Hope you had a fabulous trip! Look forward to seeing the pics and hearing all the stories! I am sure the 4 pounds will be gone in no time. Do you have any diuretics you can take to help along the shedding of the water?

ROBBIN - Awesome NSV!!!!! I know that was so exciting!!! I will expect to see the happy dance security video any day now!

LOUIE - I am sure the flowers are beautiful and what a sweet gesture! I know the pen really meant a lot to you and i am sure you will have those letters in no time!!! How's the low carbing going so far? I can't wait to see the nutritionist and get her perspective on things.

SHAWN - so glad to see you pop in!!! How's the exercise buddy working out are ya'll still at it?

Hope ya'll have a fantastic day!

08-08-2006, 03:37 PM
Afternoon Girls...Down a pound this morning:D Feels good to do nothing but relax today and get caught up on reading all my mail. I want to go up to my sewing room this afternoon and start cutting out what I need to make a baby quilt for my new grandson due in Oct.
Had a nice time visiting family, but one of the FD's was a pain in the rear and made vacation miserable and stressful for me. I won't ever take her again! We were constantly on the go and the longest we stayed at one place without going anywhere was one day. The jet boat trip down the Rogue River was a blast and I looked like a drown rat when we got back, but I didn't care. It was 105 in Grants Pass, Oregon, so speeding down the river at 60 miles per hour felt great! Crater Lake National Park was beautiful. It's been 30 years since I was last there. Spent a day on the Oregon coast and went to Cannon Beach where Haystack Rock is, also went to Manzanita Beach and Seaside. Had lunch at my favorite place "Mo's". Had a nice bowl of clam chowder and a dinner salad with shrimp. My hubby went deep sea fishing with our son and got their limit in three hours. It was suppose to be an eight hour trip. We came home with Ling Cod, Sea Bass and 8 crabs. Had a big family BBQ at my brothers house. He fixed smoked brisket, BBQ hamburgers and hot dogs, salads and the rest of the fixens. Tried to watch what I was eating, but we ate out a lot. Had Chinese and Thai food, which were excellent. My son works as a bartender at a Thai restraunt. I ate tofu for the first time with a peanut sauce, very good. I had sweet and sour chicken, which is much lighter in taste than the chinese version, and the chicken is not breaded. It comes with cucumber, pineapple, onion, green onion, tomatoes and steamed rice. Also had two Cadillac Margarita's and hubby almost had to roll me out! I don't usually drink, so I had quite a buzz.:dizzy: Took the FD's clothes shopping for school, since there is no sales tax. It was an all day event with lunch at a place called "The Sweet Tomato". They are a soup/salad/pasta buffet and very good. I had chicken tortilla soup and a spinach salad with strawberries/cranberries in it. I wish we had one here.
I'm glad to be back home and getting back to my regular routine.

Robbin...Whoo Hoo on the size 16. I would of let everyone within ear shot know how excited and happy I was. Great job!!

Erin...You skinny girl, you!! What a nice complement your friends made and it just makes you feel GREAT that people notice all the hard work you have been doing.

Louie...Congrats on the great scores. That was so sweet of your friend to send you roses and very nice of your hubby to give you a pen with your name on it.

Shawn...How's the exercising going at the Y? You get more than enough exercising chasing after your twins. Keep up the good work.:D

Well gals, I need to get some sewing done. Be back later.


08-08-2006, 06:51 PM
Hey girls sorry I haven't been around today. I was late getting to work this morning cause I had to take my little one in for his shots so he can start kindergarten next week. Lucky him since he went to Pre-K he only had to have 2 shots this time.

I had planned on getting on here during the afternoon but have been swamped all day. It is now almost time for me to clock out and run home to get some dinner before the two youngest have football practice. I actually think since hubby is working late I am gonna run them to the pizza place, tonight is buffet night and it would be much easier for me. I know I don't need the calories but with my time so short I have to make exceptions.

The scales said 234 again this morning............Agrivating for sure. I do think alot of it is WWW. At least now they have said 232 and 234 is my high unlike last week when 234 was my low and they kept bouncing up 1 or 2 pounds. (did that make sense?)

Wish I had time for personals but I just don't right now. If I don't get back tonight I will for sure be here in the morning.


08-08-2006, 07:44 PM
Wahoo!! I did my exercise DVD for the first time since Easter!!!

I don't really know why I stopped doing it - I was doing really well. But I think I just hit a phase of thinking "I don't want to do this 3 x a week any more!" So I stopped.

I have been doing other forms of exercise, espcially since the nice weathr started and I've been off school. I've been swimming, walking with my daughter and cycling pulling her on the Trail Gator (which is hard!).

But with my recent plateau and the fact that I'm still unhappy with my flabby tummy, I figured I'd try it again.

I actually found it harder than I did last time so my general level of fitness must have gone down, although the jogging bits I found easier, not having to carry around those extra 20 lbs I have lost since then. But I did get through the whole thing, so that's not too bad. I just have to keep it up now!

Congrats to all the losers and movers out there! It's bedtime for me (almost midnight) so TTFN!

Check out the booty in my size 12 (US 10!) jeans!!

08-09-2006, 09:10 AM
Well girlies, i moved the ticker, despite the crazy scale. Even my husband is questioning how off it is weighing him. The dial scale remains different but when i weighed this morning i got the same thing three times in a row on the digital. 242.9 So i moved the ticker to 243 for now. I may be jumping the gun since the dial scale says 247 but i know the two didn't agree when i bought the digital. The digital is what i have been reporting on anyway so i am going with it! I can tell my clothes are fitting very differently right now but my abdomen still seems to be an issue. I have debated on going back to the GI doc to see what he thinks, especially after trying to lay on my stomach this morning and it being fairly painful! But i just really hate to put another doc in the mix right now!

CHERYL - sound like you had a great trip despite the foster daughter! Very busy though I'm sure it did feel good to relax today! Thanks for the congrats, with all the scale crazieness i have been suffering through, a little affirmation felt good!

ROBBIN - I know your pain with the whole scale thing, I don't know what to think about what i really weigh any more! I know they say the number is not important but it still has meaning! Try to remember those size 16 jeans and that should re-assure you you are doing great!!!!

ROBSIA - Love the pic. After seeing the before you sent a few days ago that has even more impact. I am so excited by your progress, dedication and enthusiasm!! You are an inspiration to me and i am sure to others!! Keep it up!

Well girls, gotta run, hope to be seeing some of our other vacationers and just MIA's back before much longer!

08-09-2006, 10:11 AM
Honey(s) I'm HOME!

Wooo! What a great trip! We ended up spending a week in Japan afterall. So much fun...well the greatest part was Tokoyo Disney of course because I'm still a big kid! hehe! I got lots of pics but this getting over jet lag thing has me totally wiped! I just wanted to pop in and let you all know I'm back. I sure missed you all! And that I came back with a gain of 3.5lbs. I was floored because there was no dieting while there...I just ate what was put before me and prayed...LOL! But I figure that's so good considering...I was so happy with the scales, I was expecting 10 or more.

I've got a lot of mess to put away and a lot of sleep I want to have. I'll try to be back in as much as I can.

Hugs and Kisses to you all!!


08-09-2006, 10:34 AM
Morning Ladies, hope everyone had a restful night I didnít but oh well. The scales say 234 still this morning. I am starting to get aggravated but yet when I do things like go out for pizza like we did last night what do I expect. I didnít do to bad though; I had a small salad then 3 pieces of pizza that I ate the toppings off of. I know that the toppings are very fattening but I figured it would better to eat just the topping than the whole thing, besides the crust is always very greasy.

Erin Ė Stick with the digital, who needs the dial scale anyway. And go to the doc. You should not have pain from lying on the tummy. I keep telling myself 16ís 16ís 16ís but you know with out scale movement it just isnít working.

Robsia Ė Ok do not take this the wrong way but WOW nice booty. You look great.

Cheryl Ė Sounds like you had a great time. Welcome back. Sorry to hear the FD was a pain in the backside. I hope she didnít cause too much trouble but knowing teen girls, I can feel you pain.

Tina Ė :hug: Welcome back, we missed you. I am glad you only had a small gain, you know you will have that back off in no time at all.

Well girls I guess I better get to work, even though I donít want to I just want to go back home and to bed, LOL.

08-09-2006, 11:33 AM
HI all:

things have been super busy--I had company on the weekend and had cleaning both before and after and then I got a new computer--so I am spending a lot of time figuring out how to use it!

I am staying strong on the plan tho--still eating slowly, keeping track of what i eat and making dinner an occaision with the hubby. I am walking--only about .5 mile a day due to my knee--hope I hear MRI results soon. It is my 11th day with this plan and I am down 8lbs total. I think I could be more--I am PMS pretty bad and I am bloating--the kind where the eyes feel swollen in the sockets.

Today I am planning on going to the beach with the dog--probably will walk longer since walking on the sand doesnt seem to bug my knee!

Robsia: I dont really get it either but I am doing the 2100 calorie thing and we'll see how it goes. My metabolism gets set on low really easily so I dont want to let my cals get too low too early. I know it is eating much less than I was eating before! You have a beautiful daughter--and behind!

Elem: It is so nice when people start noticing--it can be really inspiring!

cheryl: yeah--I hate that water gain. After a recent trip to England, I had swollen ankles for almost a week! Now I am PMS and really holding--I find drinking water helps, paradoxically! love to travel--and would love to go to Crater Lake--it is supposed to be beautiful. Funny how being on vacation can be exhausting. . .

Louie: congrats on that exam--you deserve to be proud!

Shyla: hope to hear more from you soon!

Ladylai: I am jealous--japan is so awesome--havent been there in a long time. You did good--3.5 up on vacation? Nice work--it must mean that you are more used to eating smaller portions.

RVMM: Pizza occaisionally shouldnt hurt as long as you dont eat a whole one! I would just fit it in to the plan!

08-09-2006, 11:35 PM
Hi Ladies...Had a really good day. Went to WW today and I was up 3.3 lbs, not bad for 2 weeks of vacation and eating out.

Erin...Go see your doctor, you should not be in pain laying on your belly. Stay with the digital even though you have to step on it more than once to get a correct reading. I will never go back to a dial scale.

Robsia...You look AWESOME. All that hard work you have done has paid off. You should be so proud of yourself. By the way, your daughter is a real cutie and I love the hair cut.

Tina...Welcome home!! So glad you got to spend a week in Japan. Hope you told Mickey and Mini hello!! Hey, 3.5 gain isn't bad. I had a 4.3 and have already lost 1. Mine is a combination of water weight and margaritas. Hehe!!!

Robbin...The pizza and salad shouldn't hurt you too much. Just up your water intake to get rid of the salt from the cheese. Sending the fairy fat mother your way. Hope she gives your scales a swift kick!

Snow...Congrats on loosing 8 lbs. That's great!! Crater Lake is soooo beautiful, you will have to plan a trip there. Make sure you drive around the rim and see Crater Lake from all sides.

Well ladies, we are finally having some much needed rain, but also are expecting 60 miles per hour wind and golfball size hail to come in within the next hour. Hope the nasty stuff passes us by. Have a good one and I'll chat with you all tomorrow.



08-09-2006, 11:38 PM
HI LADIES! Well, today was a re-start again, I think/guess. I am tracking my WW points again, because otherwise, I snack too much / binge. And I went back to the gym today. My friend didn't go with me... we keep missing each other... but I'm going to try to get in 3 workouts this week still. That's my goal = 3/week. Last week I had zero, so I really want to hit 3 this week. One down / two to go!

Robsia - Nice @ss! *jealous* You look great, dahling! I just visited your two links in your siggy... I like your blog. I'll have to read more when I have time. I read a bit about your convo. w/daughter re: tooth fairy / Father Christmas - how cute! So is your name Julie then? What does Robsia mean?

Tina - Yay for only 3.5 lb gain, but be careful & get back on track ASAP! I always find that it never hits me when I think it will, but creeps up on me over the next week. Don't want to be a downer, but just encourage you to get back on track! Glad to hear you had a great time!

Snow - good for you for exercising, even with a bum knee! I'm glad you're not using it as an excuse!! Yay!

ELEM-PGF - umm... it's Erin, right? Man, I've been away too long! *embarrassed* The dial scale never works for me, I could lean forward / lean back & it would show diff #s. A few pounds on the diff. scales don't matter - what matters is downward movement & how the clothes get looser! Just report from the same one, and we'll see the progress!

Robbin - What was wrong last night? You gonna get some rest tonight? Go to bed early! *whip*

OK, ladies... I'm gonna browse around the internet a bit before I crash for the night!

Love you all! Thanks for putting up with me! *hugs*

08-10-2006, 12:10 PM
Good Morning Chickies, how is everyone doing? :carrot: I am great, still tired :yawn: but great all the same. Yesterday I upped the water intake and I believe I drank about 150 ozís, and was using the toilet every 10 minutes. Yesterday morning the scales said 234.4. Well when I weighed this morning I did the whole no way thing again, get off get on get off get on change battery get on and say OMG. :goodscale The scales said 230.4; I peed out 4 pounds yesterday. Well then I used the potty and crazy me I had to weigh myself again and they said 230.0. Now my question is should I move the ticker or should I wait to see what tomorrow says? I really want to move it but you know how it is I am afraid if I do the scales will show 234 tomorrow.

Snow Ė I so totally hate those PMSís when you can feel it everywhere:headache:, I sympathize with you. You are doing really good to continue to exercise when your knee is bothering you. Keep up the good work.

Cheryl Ė Looks like the Fairy Fat Mother :angel: made it to my house and I thank you so much for sending her. You will have that 3.3 pounds gone in no time. You did really good for 2 weeks of eating out. I hear you about the margaritas being part of the problem, I had a few over the weekend, they are just too good to pass up.

Shawn Ė :cp:Congrats on the restart, what is important is that you know what you need to do and you are trying. It doesnít matter how many times you fall off as long as you get back on each time. You asked what was wrong with my night, I have problems sleeping sometimes, I have a prescription I am supposed to take when I canít sleep but I hate taking it cause it makes it so hard to get up in the morning. I went to bed early last night but feel the same today, just wore out. I think maybe the heat is part of the problem. It was 105 yesterday and is supposed to be there again today.

Tina Ė Hope you catch up on the rest and get over the jet lag:dizzy: soon.

Well girls I better get to work. Check back later:wave:

08-10-2006, 04:30 PM
Hi ladies!

I got my hair cut today. It's a lot shorter than I've had it in a while but I'm getting used to it.

I was so cross today. I was indicating to turn into a parent and child space at the supermarket and was just waiting until a car that was coming the other way went past. Well, she only went and turned into the space I was indicating to go into!!! Not only that, she didn't have a child in the car. When she got out I pointed that fact out to her and she was most cross with me, claiming that her adult daughter and granddaughter were in the store!

I was INDICATING for heaven's sake!! Anyway, I was severely pissed off for a bit but I got over it - it's only a parking space and I did find another one. But it annoyed me.

Anyway dd and I are off to the Pleasure Beach tomorrow (big funfair) IF the weather is reasonable. They had forecast rain for tomorrow so I had said we would have to go on Monday but they're now saying it will be nice tomorrow so we'll just have to see.

Erin - sorry you're still having scale trouble. One thing you know about a dial scale is that is is generally consistent within itself, even if it is a couple of pounds off. Like a piano that's tuned a semitone flat all the way down.

Tina - Welcome back!! That's great that you only put on 3.5 pounds! I came back from my four days away last June with a 4 pound gain. But they did drop off quickly so I am sure yours will too.

Robbin - Congrats on peeing off those 4 lbs!! That's amazing. I bet it will stay off. You move that ticker now - hear me!!

Snow - you are doing really well to have lost 8 lbs in 11 days!! All that walking is great for you - even at half am mile - it's better than not doing it at all.

Cheryl - 3.3 lb gain is pretty good for 2 weeks vacation" It will come off before you know it.

Shyla - yes my real name is Julie but I've used Robsia in various places for years and I am very used to answering to it. It is a feminisation of one of my favourite characters from Anne McCaffrey's Pern series of books - Robinton. I invented it when I joined the Anne McCaffrey forum several years ago and have used it ever since.

Well, I don't have much of a loss to report this week. I did lose 3.7 lbs last week - which broke my plateau big time - but I've actually gone up 0.8 this week. Still AF is due next week and I feel pretty bloaty. I'll have to follow Robbin's example and try and pee it off!!

Got to go and put dd to bed now. See ya later.

08-10-2006, 09:57 PM
Just checking in....

Robsia - I LOVE seeing all your pics! Thanks for sharing. And the haircut looks great! I think it makes you look younger! It's probably alot cooler, too, with all this hot weather!!!

Robbin - gratz on peeing away the pounds!! I wanna do that!!!

I'm fighting off snacking urges right now... I had my workout clothes on for the past few hours, planning to go workout at 8pm after kids are in bed, but Tues & Thurs night are the nights that my DH has plans, so I'm alone with the twins... dinner / bedtime / etc. It wears me out! I just changed into my nightgown, and am giving up on working out tonight. I just need to plan that on Tues / Thurs, I don't work out. Or else I drop them at my mom's for dinner, while I go workout. I really wanted to get 3 workouts in this week, but I can still do my final two tomorrow & Saturday.

I'm also waiting for them to go to bed before I finish dinner. I fed them hot dogs and mac n cheese and yogurt for dinner (don't judge me!!), and I ate a weiner while they were eating. But they always wanna eat what I eat (little moochers!), and I'm just gonna have a frozen lean cuisine, and I'm not gonna share! Right now, they're coloring & watching Blues Clues video, and they'll be going to bed VERY soon... then mommy can start to unwind for the night, and have some dinner and such.

I am DEFINITELY a snacker... I may have to chew on some raw carrots tonight to keep outta the bad stuff. I've also been drinking diet Big Red soda for my sweet tooth! yummy

Okay, I've rambled enough... you ladies have a good night & I'll talk to you guys tomorrow! *hugs*

08-10-2006, 10:41 PM
Hi Gals-

Sorry I haven't been around's getting to be that time of year-school starts in two weeks, and I'm working lots of long, the weather is dragging me down! This humidity is just killing me...all I have done the last week is clear my throat and cough stuff up (eewww...sorry):o ! I'm like an old man over here-FALL????? WHERE ARE YOU?????

Updates: My neck is much better-two visits to the chiro and I am healed. He actually turned me on to this great gel called's an all natural cooling gel that totally helps with all kinds of muscular pain! You can only get it at chiro's and therapists offices, but it's pretty inexpensive, and works great! I bought a bottle just in case I pull something else in the future...also, great after workouts!! ;) On the office challenge front, I have stayed the exact same the last week and a half!! I weighed three times each time, and I seem to be locked at the same spot! rings are getting looser, so loose in fact, that they slide and turn on my fingers! It's irritating, but I can get used to it! :)

Robisa, your hair looks great, and so does your daughters! I has long hair in HS, and one day, gave myself a haircut and took it up to my chin- it actually turned out good! I say go for it when it comes to cutting hair- you can always go get it fixed! :p

Tina, welcome back! I know you must be wiped out, but I'm sure you had a fabulous time...a week in Japan sounds awesome!!! must feel good to be home! :hug:

Cheryl, welcome back to you as well...sounds like with the exception of FD, you had a much deserved vacation! That 3lbs will be gone before you know it-besides, who can pass up a margarita on a summer vacation?? :hug:

Shyla, good for you restarting busy as you are, I think it's awesome that you are making time to do this for yourself! One day at a time...:)

Erin, I got my scale at scales had all kinds. Mine was about $79 but I figured it was worth it to get a decent one instead of spending a bunch of money on cheapies! It's glass with a digital read...and is easy to use! :D

Robbin, MOVE THAT TICKER!!! Woo hoo!! I need to be drinking more water, especially with allergies and asthma bugging me! I usually drink at least a liter a day, but I am going to load up the next few days and see where it gets me-if anything, it has to be better than Diet Coke! ;)

Snow, sounds like you are off to a great start! 8lbs is awesome!!! I was walking but with the humidity being so bad and bothering my asthma so much, walking from the parking lot to the building is a chore-BUT...I have taken several shorter walks the past few days! I bought the Walk Away the Pounds DVD, and am going to do it this weekend...:carrot:

Louie, staying busy? Congrats on the exam! You'll have those letters behind your name before you know it!!! :hug:

Well...I did not sleep very well, so I am going to turn the fan on breeze, settle into my chaise (best for sleeping when I am congested) and relax...maybe even go to sleep early!!!

08-10-2006, 11:13 PM
Hi Gals !!!! Sorry I have been MIA.. I have been working a ton of hours this week and this is the first time I have had a chance to even check in.

I haven't gone back and read all of the posts that I have missed, but I just wanted to let you all know that I am still out here and I am sending skinny vibes your way.

Hope to catch up with you all soon... Louie

08-11-2006, 10:24 AM
Good Morning Ladies. It is so good to see so much action around here. I am excited that everyone is back home safely and are now back to posting.

Robsia your hair looks so cute, I love it.

Shawn I hope you made it through your snacking urges with out too much pain. Did carrots help?

Ryanmi, sounds like you are getting wore out from all the extra hours. I am glad to hear the neck is better. Isn't that Biofreeze awesome, I got some when I was going to the chiro a few months ago. I love it.

Louie, I hope you find the time to get some rest sounds like you need a break from work(dont we all).

Well ladies the scales were at 231 this morning which is still good for me so that is what I am gonna move the ticker to. It isn't the 2 pound drop yesterday showed but it is still a 1 pound drop, I will take it.

My receptionist called in sick so I guess I better get my fanny a movin so I can answer the phones today (YUCK). Check back later

08-11-2006, 10:51 AM
Good Morning Ladies. It is so good to see so much action around here. I am excited that everyone is back home safely and are now back to posting.

Robsia your hair looks so cute, I love it.

Shawn I hope you made it through your snacking urges with out too much pain. Did carrots help?

Carrots were NOT doing it... I knew they wouldn't, so I didn't even try. I ended up eating one of those 100 calorie bags of popcorn for 2 pts. And, yes, that worked!

I have a cross-post going here: if you guys wanna check it out.

08-11-2006, 12:52 PM
Robbin...Move that ticker girl, 230.0!!!!

Robsia...Love the hair cut and the new you.

Shawn...Hang in there. I'm a snacker too, I try to keep mushrooms, broccoli, baby carrots and Lt Ranch dressing on hand. I also have a container full of cut up watermelon for my sweet tooth.

Ryanmi...Glad to hear your neck is better. Hear you about school and all. The FD's go back on the 22nd and one starts vollyball on Monday, so it's back to being up at 6am and getting them moving. I sure can't pass up a margarita and with a tequila chaser, YUM!!:dizzy:

Louie...Sounds like you need a vacation. Glad you poped in for a visit.

Well I'm off to cut out a quilt and then I need to get a potato salad made for tomorrow. The FD is having here family here for a BBQ. Have a great day and weekend.


08-12-2006, 07:14 PM
Okay--the massive PMS thing is passing--that was a long intense one--I have never been that bloated--it is painful--still bloated actually but was able to get wedding ring on this am so I guess it is better.

Had a bad day on thurs--kinda bingy. Friday was better--around 2500 cals rather than my goal of 2100. Today is going well--writing things down as I eat them etc. Still craving salt but am drinking lots of water to balance that out--goal 120 oz.

Will probably be able to weigh myself again on Monday.

At least the crankiness has passed!

I played phone tag with my MD all last week but the bottom line is I have some cartilage damage in my knee and need to go see the specialist.

Good things I did this week--walked 4x, missed keeping track of food only two days, journaled 5 days, and I keep going with my plan. Had my eyebrows waxed. Oh and bought myself a new laptop which is really fun!

Cheryl: that is so talented to do quilting! And I love potato salad--good thing there is no potatoes in the house right now or I would be making it!

RVmm: Good job on drinking all that water and losing! You are on the right track. I always do that--I will be down a few pound one day and then up then down--I have to yo-yo for a while before it stays off!

ryanmi: the rings looser is a great sign! you should get them adjusted at the jewelry store so you dont lose them--it feels good too!

Shyala: I love those 100 portion snack things! I have taken to reading other pre-packed stuff to see what I can have around--like snackwells and stuff. It really helps to have it pre-done--if you eat too much you have to think about it as you take the package off--also eating lean Cuisine is a great way to do portion control. Also drinking water really helps with snacking urges--I slugged down 32 ounces in one go this morning and I was not hungry for like two hours! Had to pee a lot tho!

Robsia: looks like a good cut--and you look happy! Dont let those cheaters in the parking lot get you down! I know how easy it is to get pissed while driving--too bad there isnt more courtesy--I try to be gracious while driving and it does make me feel better even if others dont do the same!

08-12-2006, 07:38 PM
Hi ladies! Just checking in! Will come back & do personals later. I've been counting points since mid-week, and it helps so much! I need to adjust my ticker! This a.m. it read 238.8!!! Later today, it's reading 239.4, so that's what I'm going to move it to.

I got in my 3 exercises this week! Woot! So the past 3 of 4 weeks, I've met that goal! I hope to be able to eventually say... I've worked out 3 x's week for the last 50 out of 52 weeks! Wouldn't that be awesome!?

DH is grilling steaks for dinner, and I'm going to have a plain sweet potato. Yummy! Can't wait! I'm also munching on a sugar-free snocone right now. Flavor is "Afternoon delight", which is a mix of coconut, ice cream, and lime flavors. It's really yummy, and no calories!!

OK, well, I'll be back this evening to post more. Have a great night ladies!

08-13-2006, 12:58 AM
Hey girlies, just popping to say hi! Been a busy week getting over the lag and the laundry but to add to that my aunt from Ontario came up for a short 4 day visit so there's been a lot of family coming and going. Things will get back to normal by monday. Hope to get to all all for sure by then! Thanks for all the welcome backs **hugs to all**!! I'll try to have some pictures soon.


08-13-2006, 12:26 PM
Hi Gals !!

Sorry I haven't posted in a few days. Spent yesterday getting caught up on some much needed rest.. was a long week at work !!

Hopefully it will let up soon and I can get back to posting on a regular basis.

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend, take care and I will talk to you all soon :hug:

08-13-2006, 04:00 PM
Hey ladies. I'm all bummed out about money issues right now. But diet/exercise-wise, I'm doing quite well. About to go workout once DH gets home in a few mins.

Louie - is your picture an album cover? It looks like it might be. It says "Hope & Fear", but what is underneath that?

Snow - you said you love those 100 calorie snacks? The cheetos TOTALLY saved me the other night, as a late night snack. DH had roasted some peanuts, which are healthy in moderation, but I can't just eat a few. But they sure were calling my name!! Luckily, we had a 100 cal cheetos pack in the pantry, which was fabulous as a substitute. Salty, crunchy - just like peanuts! Totally saved me!

Tina - Wow! Hope things slow down for you soon! Can't imagine dealing with company after just getting back in to town / getting back to normal life! I always need a vacation after a vacation, to just get back in the groove!

Hope to hear more from you ladies soon!

08-13-2006, 05:28 PM
Afternoon Ladies...Thought I'd better pop in and say Hi. Yesterday was a very busy day with the FD's family here. Had to have the dinner inside since it was raining. No complaining here, we have had rain for two days and I love it. Also, we are in the 70's today, so very plaesant.:D

Tina...I'm still dragging and I don't have the jet lag to deal with. School starts in a week and I can hardly wait to get back to my old routine.

Shawn...Great job on counting your points, getting your exercise in and writting what you eat in your journal. It seems the weekends are always the hardest for me, but I did good yesterday. Had only 1/2 cup of the potato salad I made with FF Miracle Whip and a BBQ Hamburger. Only made the potato salad because the FD wanted it. I don't usually keep white potatoes in the house, but I eat lots of sweet potatoes. They are so yummy baked and ate with nothing on them.

well ladies, it's one of those lazy Sunday days, think I will take a cat nap with the cat and dog. Hugs to you all.:hug:


08-13-2006, 06:50 PM
Hi Guys! Do you'll remember me? How is everybody? Just thought I would look you guys up and see how everybody is doing! My computer crashed so I am once again living in the stone-age!:cry: I miss you'll!!! See ya, Paula

08-13-2006, 08:37 PM
Just checking in.

Cheryl - I'm baffled --- what is FD? So you got rain, eh? I'm SOOO jealous!! Enjoy it! Good job on only eating a bit of potato salad! I know what you mean about eating sweet potatos just plain - still so yummy!

Paula - Good to meet you! Hope you can eventually join us here more regularly!!

08-14-2006, 02:06 PM
Hey ladies just popping in for a second. Wanted you to know I am still here. As usuall I had a very busy weekend and am having a busy monday. I will try to get back later this afternoon. Hope everyone is having a great day.

08-14-2006, 02:18 PM
Well good morning ladies! As close to morning as it is for me..LOL! It's 10:40 AM and I've been up for 20 minutes. I can't sleep at night and I can sure sleep in the morning. I can't wait for some normalcy to sneak back daughter's is still sleeping! The house is quiet finally this morning, no schedule, no visitors..nothing. And I have 1.5lbs. off already from the trip...I'm assuming it was water weight. Oh the midst of coming home and having a the whole family visiting Aunt Flo decided to show up too!'s been fun I tell ya!

Robsia, I gotta say va va voom! You're looking so good! It's funny, I'm a few pounds away from your starting weight and I think I'm looking pretty good lately but in actuallity I've got this thing only half way beat. Love the new hair by the way and your daughter is so cute! :)

Robbin, thanks for the welcome back. Wow...peeing 4lbs. Does that get you a spot in the Guisness books? LOL! Be nice if I could pee off this last 5olbs. haha! I hope you had a good weekend!

Snowbrocade, I don't think we've met yet. Welcome to the group! As you can tell I've been away on vacation for a while. You've been doing awesome so far..keep up the great effort! Japan was so beautiful and the people were so polite. We're already talking of a second trip some day. Probably more rural than sticking so close to Tokyo. Such a bummer when we went to Fuji mt. and it was clouded in.

Cheryl, were you able to fit all that catching up in with everyone you wanted to? I'm glad you had a good trip. Vacation weight sucks, especially when you've worked hard to get as low as possible before leaving and now to come home and lose it all over again. The great thing is, is that I don't think it will be hard...because yeah it mostly water retention. My gosh girl you should've seen my ankles in Hong Kong the last week we were there. I haven't seen them like that since pregnancy...the closest thing I could compare them to are tree trunks!!

Shyla, oh please...downer? Never! I'm glad you're here to remind me. Today was suppose to be my "back at it" day and now it's almost noon and I haven't had lunch yet and haven't got the energy to even thing treadmill. But I got to do it. I hope you're re-start again works wonders for you. You can do this girl!!

Ryanmi, I haven't read back through the thread so I'm a little in the dark with regards to your neck...but I'm glad it's doing better! Sorry the scale is being a bugger for you right now...but the rings sliding around on your finger is a great indicator that you're still moving and shakin' in the right direction. My rings are getting so big that I'm scared I'm going to lose my anniversary ring that I wear with my wedding set, it absolutely just sits there hanging on to nothing. It maybe time to really set this weight loss in stone and get it re-sized. :D

Louie, hey girl!! Skinny vibes right back at cha babe! We'll be here as soon as you have the time to catch up.

Paula!! I remember you! So nice to see you again. I hope you're able to stop by more often.

Well I guess that's about it. I should get off my butt and start this day finally. I hope you all have a great day!


08-14-2006, 10:04 PM
Howdy All...

So, you know how I've been saying that the humidity has been making me feel like crap, and it's bugging my allergies/asthma? Well...this past weekend I did nothing but clear my throat and cough-and it was NOT productive at all, if you know what I mean! ;) I just felt like there was rubber cement in my lungs, and I couldn't breathe well at all :stress: I made an appt. w/the doctor this morning to get some meds, whatever...well when the doctor starts the conversation by saying "now, I know how you get, and I don't want you to be upset, but here's what's going on", and then opens a big picture book and starts showing me pictures, I just know it can't be good. :dunno: Turns out...I have walking pneumonia, and have probably had it for two weeks, at's that for a real :censored: &*$#@*&!!!! So, now I am back on steroids, and am taking 1750mg of antibiotics a day for the next 10 days! :(

As if that wasn't bad enough, it was only 75 degrees today, with 90% humidity!!! Stepping out of my car and walking into Walgreens to get the drugs was a chore in itself, but I needed some hairspray, so I went in and got a can while I was waiting for the prescription to be filled. Paid, went to work, get in my office, take said drugs, and open the hairspray to put my hair up...NO SPRAYER NOZZLE!!! Can't spray the I tried to take the nozzle off of an empty can (different brand), and sprayed myself in the eye! :tantrum: And, of course, the nozzle wouldn't fit...:no: recap, I have walking pneumonia, plenty of drugs, a splitting headache, and terrible hair...and all of this stress has caused my face to break out- I have TWO pimples!:eek:

Anyway, now I am laughing about it...:D

Hope you all are doing well, staying cool, and having a much better day than I am!

08-15-2006, 12:09 AM
So ladies--I am going home for three days--weds-sat and this usually precipitates a major eating binge. My family stresses me out but also there are so many good places to eat around there!

Any tips?

08-15-2006, 07:11 AM
Hi ladies! Sorry I've been out of the loop the last few days. Honestly i haven't even read the posts I have missed, having a hard time seeing this morning! I have what one doctor called opthalmic migraines, looks like i am looking through a kaleidescope when there isn't one there, can be a warning of a major migraine coming on or just happen by itself. Well had a major spell last night about 45 min of bad vision with mild headache and general feeling weird, still not right this morning, nauseated and vision almost too clear? Sounds weird i know, so far only very mild headache but we'll see, got too many folks today to spend the day in bed! Anyway i am still trapped in scale weirdness, digital agreed on 237.8 after about 7 times on the scale but the dial is a firm 247 with 248 if i lean back on my feet while looking down. I don't know what to think! My clothes are definitely getting bigger/looser but my gut is the same and looking in the mirror i still see a major fatty! I weighed in for our biggest loser thing at church and was 248 there, that was with clothes on (but no shoes) and after taking meds and drinking a little. I just don't know what to think!!!

Sorry to come in and dump without even doing personals, but the headache is growing and I really think i am going to have to lay down. I will try to come back later today. Hope ya'll are doing well and have a fantastic day! Congrats to all those victories and hang in there to those struggling!

08-15-2006, 10:29 AM
Hey Ladies sorry I didn’t make it back yesterday for personals. Things got a little busy at work then the two little ones had football practice yesterday evening. Things always get hectic this time of year, for work it is convention time and home it is the start of football season and this year I have 3 playing. At least the 2 younger ones are on the same team.

The scales were up 1 pound today to 232 but I really am not letting it get me down I think it is all water. My hands are really puffy and I drank a ton yesterday but saw very little of it leaving the body if you know what I mean.

Shawn – Sorry to hear you are having money issues. That always sucks. You said a 100 calorie pack of cheetos saved you one evening is there really enough there to take the edge off of hunger? I haven’t tried any of the 100 calorie packs. But I don’t just count calories I count fat grams too and I haven’t looked at what the fat level is in one of those packs.

Cheryl – Is it awkward for you to have family of the FD’s over? I’m not sure how that would go. Did she enjoy her family? You mentioning potato salad makes me want some. MMM I might have to make some.

Hi there Paula, nice to meet you. Hope to see you often.

Tina – I haven’t been on vacation and am not suffering jet lag but feel as though I have the same symptoms as you cant sleep at night and don’t want to get up in the morning. So you can use the vacation as your excuse what do I use for mine?

Ryanmi – Ya now I really have no clue as to what to say to you other than, I am so sorry. Sounds like you had a terrible day yesterday. But at least you were able to laugh at yourself. Make sure you take your meds and get plenty of rest we want you better.

Snow – Not much advice here I tend to always eat more when I am with my family. I try to make sure I take some healthy food along with me to pick at to keep me from over doing it too much when it comes to meals.

Erin – I have never heard of ophthalmic migraines, sounds awful. Is there anything you can do to make it go away? The symptoms you described would be enough to make me sick to my stomach. I can’t imagine my sight being all messed up like that. Sorry you are having to go through this.

Well ladies I need to get myself busy. I will check back later.

08-15-2006, 10:55 AM
Hi Ladies !! As per usual lately this is just a quick fly through before I head off to work. Hope you are all doing well and that you are blessed with a visit from the fairy fat mother this week.


08-15-2006, 01:12 PM
Good morning girlies!

Seems I am one pound away from loosing all that I gained on my trip. Don't ask me how I did that cuz I had prime rib steak (yes, I know the worst cut a person could have) yesterday for dinner but I tried to balance it out with only having a salad to go with. But I'm not complaining...not one bit...I'm even knocking on wood! :D

Ryanmi, I guess you couldn't exactly call yesterday uneventful. Sounded really stressful but at least you can sit back and laugh. Laughter afterall is the best medicine! Hope you're having a better day today!

Snow, going home is always a going into a war zone in your head. Best advice, Robbin gave....take snacks of your own. I'd say keep your hearts desire repeating in your head..."you want to lose after all this...", and even though we may all slip up going through this....remember tomorrow is a new day with a new beginning. Go enjoy your family visit!;)

Erin, I would be fit for nothing! Just having dizzy spells once in a while makes me feel out of whack to even move. I hope whatever this is subsides soon enough, it's awful. I'll be sending healing thoughts your way all day!:hug:

Robbin, girl is there ever a slow up time for you? LOL! You're a busy mom that's for sure. I hope your boys have a lot of success in their football season.

I don't know what your excuse could be...hmmmmm...maybe you're so wound up with lots on your plate that it's hard for you to unwind at bedtime..maybe?? Just so you know there was a lot of sarcasm in that. But you're welcome to use my excuse anyhow. :D

Hi Louie, hope you have a great week too. A visit from the FFM would be blessed for sure!

I'm going to work myself up to the thought of stepping on the treadmill this morning. I got up at nine, got my breakfast and now checked in with you all so I should be a little more ahead than yesterday. Not by much though...:^:

Catch ya later gators!


08-15-2006, 04:33 PM
I have a question. I'm new to this thread and I'm looking for another way to have a liquid lunch. I've been having cups of soup because I'm trying to stay low-cal, but I'm SICK OF THEM!!! A Slim Fast should work the same, right?

08-15-2006, 09:38 PM
Evening all you lovely ladies...Sorry I didn't make it back here yesterday, things are so hectic with the one FD doing volleyball every morning and appointments in the afternoon. I soooooo can't wait for school to start on Tuesday. I'm out of town tomorrow afternoon, so I can't make WW till next week. I have 1.5 pounds to go to get back to what I was before vacation. Hoping to buy a new VHS player tomorrow so I can get back to working out with Richard in the morning. Our warm weather and humidity are back, but the rain we had for two days was a blessing. It sure greened up our yard and we need to mow it sometime this week.

Paula...Nice to know you are still around. We miss you!!! Hope you and the kids are doing well, and the hubby.:hug:

Shawn...FD stands for foster daughter. I have two, ages 15 and 14.

Tina...Way to go on loosing some of the water weight. I tried real hard to get caught up visiting all of my family, but only got to spend about 1 hour with my brother and sisters. I tried to have fun on vacation, but one of the FD's made the trip very miserable for me. She won't go again. My ankles were the same and I swear I could hear the water sloshing around when I walked. LOL

Ryanmi...Sorry to hear you are sick, but glad you saw the doctor when you did. You are really going to have to watch yourself for getting this, especially with the cold Chicago winters. My Dad has to get a shot for it every year since he has had it. Hope you feel better real soon.:hug:

Snow...Hope you have a wonderful trip! Drink lots of water, don't let the family stress you out, eat salad's and have a piece of protein with it. Good luck.

Erin...Sure hope you get some relief from the migrains and your vision clears up real soon. Judge your weight progress by the way your clothes feel, and not so much by what the scales say.

Robbin...No, the FD's sister and brothers were here with their adoptive parents. I think it's great that the kids try to get together once a month. It is very awkward when we do have a child with parents that visit. We do not supervise those visits, but let the Social Worker handle that. I don't need any added stress to my life.

Louie...Hope you have a great week and glad you could pop in for a visit.:D

Turkey...Yes, slim fast is good and so is Carnation Instant Breakfast. You could also make yourself a low cal smoothie. How many calories are you eating each day? By the way, Welcome and I look forward to getting to know you.

Well gals, I still have a few things I need to do before I go to bed. Have a good evening.


08-15-2006, 10:33 PM
Turkey...I was just surfing some other forums and came accross your restaurant blurp of what servers have said to you. You are too funny and I think it's great to have such an awesome sense of humor. I love to laugh too, just wish I was funny! You certainly have a gift.

As per your question about the liquid lunches...yes, slim fast would be a substitute but for the calories and fat grams in it...I'd rather eat something! Not to get Dr. Phil on you, but if you're making this a life style change you should try to stick to a plan that will be doable for the rest of your life. Eating 3 healthy balanced meals will get you a lot further I think. Oddly enough, turkey sandwiches are my favorite thing for lunch...hehe!

I hope you stop by more often, would love to get to know you better. We have some great ladies here in this thread thriving for the same thing as yourself.


08-15-2006, 11:48 PM
Man, I'm gone for like a day and everyone decides to post!! Let's see if I can get caught up here!

Michelle - hope you are feeling better! Have you been able to stay home & rest?

Snow - I would suggest journaling while you are there. I always think twice about putting something in my mouth, if it ends up on paper, ya know? Also, you might run to the grocery while you're there & get you some healthy snacks, etc. Can't wait to hear from you next week, to see how it went!

Erin - hope you are feeling better, too! Your vision problem sounds just horrible! And I agree with what Cheryl said... go more by how your clothes are fitting than what the scale is saying! The scale will catch up!

Robbin - About the cheetos 100-cal packs, if you are truly hungry, then no, they probably won't hit the spot. For me, it was late and night and I just had the munchies (as I often do late at night). When DH was eating hot peanuts, the cheetos were just a better option. There's 4 fat grams in a pack... don't know how that would fit into your plan. But they are sure yummy!

Louie - hope to hear more from you soon!

Tina - that's great that your gain is coming off so fast! Maybe your body remembered where you were at, so it had no problem re-adjusting. I've heard, too, that sometimes it's good to have a high-calorie day, for good measure. I guess that way, your body doesn't think it's starving :shrug:

Turkey - glad you made it over here! I hope to see you around here more often! I would think the SlimFast would be an alternative liquid lunch. I can't think of many others, though. Sorry!

Cheryl - that's cool that you have foster kids! Way to go, "mom"! :)

Well, I've only gotten 1 workout in this week (on Sunday), and am aiming for 3... still have plenty of time, though. Have been tracking my points, and am doing good. "Feeling" thinner, and the scale is slowly cooperating.

My best girlfriend just got back in town, and we usually go out to eat / have drinks a few times / month, and I wanna see her, but I don't want the dinner/drinks (well I DO, but I don't think my diet can stand it). Kinda takes the fun out of it.... I'm thinking we might meet for coffee instead. Or maybe head to Barnes & Noble or something? Anyone have any good suggestions?

Ok ladies, you girls have a great night & a good Wednesday tomorrow! *hugs*

08-16-2006, 12:44 PM
Okay-- I am gearing up to go on my trip--thanks to everyone for advice--I am going to try bringing calorie controlled snack and I think journaling was good advice for that "war zone in my head" that Lady mentioned. My motivation is kinda low but I am trying to pump myself back up--I hate recovering from a vacation so . . .

08-16-2006, 04:09 PM
Hey girls sorry I am so late getting here today. Been busy busy. I didn't get to walk at the kids football practice last night it started storming on us but I feel really good about yesterday and today's food intake and water intake. I did a small cheat at lunch today but it wasnt too bad. I had a salad and 2 breadsticks and the salad had about 2 tablespoons of real (not lowfat or low cal) Italian dressing which I think is better than the ranch type. I am gonna try to get some time on the trampoline tonight. Me and hubby will probably work on getting the steps for our deck finished and hopefully after that it will be cooled down enough that I can spend a few minutes jumping. Not sure what dinner will be but I am sure it will be grilled. I am really into grilled food right now, especially veggies, I LOVE grilled aspargus (sp). Well I guess I better get the rear in gear. I would love to do personals but my time is short right now. Have a great day ladies.

08-16-2006, 06:30 PM
Howdy Ladies!!! Well my day is a little better than when i wrote last, not sure if i am still trying to ward off a headache or if i am just exhausted from whiny kids! The scale was actually very good to me today. 241.1 three times in a row!! The dial scale was down to 245 which puts things at the 4-5 pound difference the two scales had when i bought the digital. So i am moving my ticker and trying to feel good about it. I am definitely trying to ward off a rut mood wise and just don't fee like i am losing even though the scale seems to be moving again. I did the Leslie sansome You Can Do It Pilates DVD this morning. I got through the intro and about 5 min into the acutal work out and was dieing!!! Really gets the abs and neck, but felt good to be challenged again. the WATP tapes are getting a little boring for me i have been doing them off and on for over 2 years now. I am going to try to find another box of clothes from smaller days i have stashed in the attic and see how things are fitting. May help get things in perspective.

ROBBIN - I am sure you are fighting the water battle, if you are not seeing it come off when you put it in it's stuck in there somewhere for sure! Give it time it will come off! Thanks for the sympathy on the headache, I am hoping it has passed and i won't have to deal with it again for a long time! I don't know how you do the busy schedule!! I only work part time and still don't seem to have enough hours in the day!

LOUIE - Glad to see the fly by! You always wish us well, but how are you!!!

TINA - congrats on gatting the vacation weight off so quickly!! And for the healing thoughts, hoping it is gone for a long time!

TURKEYSANDWHICH - glad to see you joining us and welcome! As for the liquid lunch i would consider the glucerna meal drink before slim fast, better balanced as far as carbs are concerned and that is definitely the route i take! Hope that helps!

CHERYL - Busy girl, you and robbin wear me out just listening to your days! School started last week for us and i think it is worse now than it was before! Glad to hear you got some rain, have fun mowing! Congrats on getting the vacation weight off as well!

SHAWN - Good job on keeping up with the work outs and as for the dinner drinks with the friend go, just make wiser choices that you used to. Like Tina was telling Turkey, you have to make this doable and you will eat out sooner or later! So just find a restaraunt with good healthy options and have fun!!!!

Paula, glad to see you pop in hope to get to know you more!

I am sure there are others i am missing and I think we still have a few MIA's anyone heard from Linda??? Hope ya'll have a good evening and will talk to you soon!!! Erin

08-16-2006, 07:12 PM
Hey ladies... just popping in between work and dinner. My twins are doing great this week at their new preschool. I'm just so PROUD of them!! They're watching Mary Poppins right now... their favorite movie!

Robbin - Way to go getting back on track eating right! Grilled asparagus sounds yummy! And remember, it's all relative ~ if you are doing better than you were a few days ago, that's a step in the right direction!

Erin - thanks for the encouraging words about going out with my friend. And you gave me a good idea! Applebees has a WW menu, so I might see if she can start meeting me there. Or at Souper Salad or something. SEEEE - thats why I bring these issues to you ladies!!

I'll check back in later. Ya'll have a good night!

08-16-2006, 08:14 PM
Afternoon ladies! I thought I'd share some interesting tidbits of info I have read in my book. We may all know the ins and outs, but I think it's a great motivator to be reminded once in a while. These excerps are from "Eat, Shrink and Be Merry" by Janet & Greta Podleski

The E Files

Think exercise can't possibly burn off enough calories to nix the six Oreos you had for breakfast? Some people mistakenly believe that exercise is not worth the effort because of the relatively small number of calories it burns. Think again! The numbers on a treadmill's or stairstepper's electronic readout can be discouraging and misleading. You may have only burned 160 of the Oreos' 320 calories during your workout, but the calorie burning doesn't stop when your legs do. One of the great secrets behind vigorous exercise is its "residual effect": it boosts your metabolic rate so you can burn calories for hours after your workout. How's that happen? Well, when you jog or lift weights, you break down a large numer of muscle fibers. These broken fibers have to be repaired (that's how you build and grow muscle) and all this rebuilding takes energy (calories!). You also have to replace the glycogen (musclefuel) that was used up during exercise-again, more enerfy required! So, when all is said and done, you haven't burned just 160 calories, you've burned 250, 300, maybe even 375 calories! In fact, one study showed that more than two-thirds of fat-burning activity takes place after the actual session.

Hello, My name is Betty and I'm dehydrated....

Do you have a drinking problem? Well, if you're serious about losing fat, you really should get sloshed. What's on tap? Water! If you're not downing 8-10 glasses of water per day, you could be dampening your weight-loss efforts. Without water, your body can't metabolize stored fat efficiently. In fact, even mild dehydration can slow your metabolism by 3%. If you weigh 150lbs. that's 45 fewer calories burned each day, and over the course of a year, that 45 calories can amount to five pounds of stubborn fat strapped to your middle. Bartender! Gimme a double shot of H20-on the rocks! Water is the ultimate liquid asset, making up more than 50% of our bodies. It regulates body temperature, keeps blood volume up, carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells, promotes proper deigestion, tones muscles, and gets rid of toxins. Imagine! Drink like a fish and detox at the same time! Plus, water is energizing and that makes you want to move. When you're degydrated, you feel sluggish and tired which usually sends you crawling to the cookie jar. A water shortage makes the body cling to every drop, and that shows up as swollen feet, legs, hands, and eyelids, inflating your weight by as much as 5 to 15 pounds! Ironically, you drink more water, not less,to beat the bloat. So sneak in some extra H2O whenever you can. Drink socially! Drink alone! Drink heavily! Join a 12-sip program!


Cheryl, too bad your trip was spoiled. But the main thing is, you got to see your family and have at least a little fun with them. You sure have been a busy gal since you got back. You're also doing good with making sure the vacation "uppage" will paying someone else a visit shortly. Weigh to go!

Shyla, you've heard right. That would probably be the best way to beat a plateau. Thanks for the congrats. I hope you're able to fit your workout like you wanted. Still time to meet your weekly goal. I think meeting your friend in a place where you can make healthy choices is a great idea. I'm sure she wouldn't mind.

Snow, have a great time! Looking forward to hearing how things went when you get back.

Robbin,'ve got to come to my house and do the grilled asparagus. I like asparagus but I can't get to taste good without stir-frying it. Hope you get to jumping this evening...don't forget to pee before you go! LOL!

Erin, glad you're a little better! And the scales are coming around too! I like your committment to exercise. Keeping yourself've gotten me inspired girl!

I managed to get back at my old routine too, minus the after dinner workout. I dragged my arse down to the treadmill these past two days. I forgot what it was like to sweat like that again....I mean from working out...not the heat in HK, I couldn't forget ALL!

Well, I best be going and get some dinner going. Having A-lo-fat Hawaiin Pizza...YUMMY!


08-16-2006, 10:29 PM
Hi Gals, it's just me "Fly By Louie" dropping in to say hello and hope that your week is going well. We made it through Wednesday, so now the down hill slide to the weekend.. YAHOO !!!!

I am starting to off load some of my work duties, so hopefully my insane hours will come to end very shortly.

Have a good one.. keep on keeping on... and skinny vibes all around !!

08-17-2006, 07:52 AM
Morning Glories!!!:wave: :flow1: :goodvibes Hope you are all doing well today! I am going to try to force a positive attitude and hopefully it wil stick! The scale was down again today so i moved the ticker again, i am taking advantage of it while i can!!! I am trying to realize that now I am below a hundred pounds to lose to get to what the charts say i should weigh(144) now!:carrot: Haven't been able to say that in a long time. I still haven't adjusted my goal on my ticker because i really don't want to pressure myself to get there. I am still hanging on to my goal of in the 190's by my 40th birthday and then the 170 by one year from when i started, which was April 16th.

Shawn - gla to hear your daughters are doing well at pre-school, it is such an accomplishment, for you as well as for them! Glad to hear you will try Applebee's that seems like a good compromise!

Tina - loved the info, some good stuff i really needed to hear! Getting back to routine is really hard once you've been away, getting back into school routine around here has helped me a lot! Did the Pilates DVD again today and did the "workout". Lets just say I HAVE NOOOOO ABS!!!!!!! Hopefully in a few more weeks i will though!

Louie - glad to see another fly by today!! Glad to hear you are able to get rid of some work overload. Hope that truly lightens life for you!

Well girlies gonna run. Need to try to do some filing before i have to get my daughter up for school! Will try to check in later!

08-17-2006, 01:18 PM

Okay..I for one has noticed that it seems we have slowed up and a few of our members seemed to be MIA. (where are you Linda?) This used to be a hip happenin' place with lots of great news to share regarding how happy we were we are staying on project. So I thought we could use a little up lift, time to get the energy flowing again!

I have an idea and I hope you would be all willing to join in. Looking at our sigs, there are a few of us who have lost a pleasing amount of weight so far. I was wondering if you all wouldn't mind posting before and during pics?? You can smudge off your face if you want to. But I thought it would be motivating and inspiring to see what we have accomplished! And for those of us who have recently joined us..share what you've started...every little pound counts as we all know.

I figure to give a chance for us all to catch up, that one week from now we'd post our before and current pics. That will be THURSDAY AUGUST 24TH.

08-17-2006, 01:27 PM
Good morning ladies! Beautiful day! Although I still am falling a little behind in my daily routine. I have the lovely treadmill calling my name which I totally intend to do as soon as I finish up here...hehe!

Louie, glad to hear things will be lightening up for you soon. You seemed so swamped! But I'm glad that you still make time to "fly by". How's it going for you? Any fairy fat mother "flying by" to pay a visit?

Erin, glad you liked the info. I thought it would be good to be reminded. I know it hit me "again" after I read it so I figure maybe it would do the same for some of my friends. Congrats on the scale victory! You go girl! I'm loving your exercising attitude! :)

I'm off to do some exercise myself! Hope you are all having a great day!


08-17-2006, 02:34 PM
Tina! What a great idea! I can't wait to see pics of you all!

Since I've been floundering at the same weight, I guess I'll just post 1 picture of me?

Oh, and Tina ~ Good girl, getting your exercise in! :yay:

08-17-2006, 05:58 PM
Tina - love the idea! I was actually thinking about doing another picture and seeing if I could tell a difference since the one on the boat, just for myself so, why not put it out there for everybody! Well hope you did well on the treadmill today and will find your routine soon!

I am still kind of fighting this weird head thing so may not see you in the morning I am trying to get some extra sleep today and have a call into the doctor. Will see ya'll over the weekend! Take care everyone! Erin

08-18-2006, 10:44 AM
Good Morning Lovely Ladies and TGIF !!!!

Just on my way out the door to work and thought I would take a quick minute to say hello and hope that you all have a wonderful day.

I will certainly try to catch up with everyone tomorrow (yeah for the weekend !!!)


08-18-2006, 10:51 AM
Hey girls sorry I wasn't here yesterday. It was a really hectic day for me in several ways. First of all our a/c went out at home, second it was a very busy day at work, third it was a busy day with my Military Family Support Group, fourth we had football practice again last night, and last but for sure not least I was fighting with myself over the choices I had made on Wednesday. My last post commented on not doing so good but not totally blowing the day and was planning on grilled veggies and chicken for dinner. Well that did not happen. When we got home the a/c had gone out and it was tooooooooo hot to cook so we decided to go to Quizno's for dinner and I could eat pretty healthy there. Yeah that didn't happen either, my husband should have been driving because under my control the car turned into Taco Bell. My calories for the day ended up being 3107 and fat grams 164. After the binge I felt guilty so I went home and forced myself to do 20 minutes of exercise. Well yesterday I was really fighting with myself over all that I had done. I started a new thread to pour out how I was feeling at the time. Here is the link to it.

Hope everyone gets a good laugh cause now that I have gone back and read it I do believe the person in me that wrote it was about ready to go over the edge.

08-18-2006, 01:03 PM
Good morning chickies! I hope you're found well today and full of calorie burning energy! I know I want to be...hehehe! Nothing much new to report, I've been treking away on the treadmill since tuesday and being good a getting the recommended water intake down plus a couple of glasses more. Don't ask how I made that possible, usually I'm choking down what have to get down. I so want to get my second daily exercise in, but haven't been able to defeat that monster yet.

Shyla, I'm glad you like the idea! :) I figured it would add a little excitement. Looking forward to seeing you! So far I picture this elf girl with twins all day...LOL! Thanks for the congrats about the exercise btw. How about yourself? Are you going to meet your weekly goal?

Erin, so glad to hear you're in too! I'm sure you'll have a wonderful and noticable difference! I can't wait! I hope the doctor does something for poor thing you. Have a good rest and relax!

Louie, it's funny because when you pop in I literally picture your head poking through the door way to say hi. Looking forward to seeing you walk through the door way and taking a seat for a few on the weekend. Have a great day also!

Will someone give this woman a chair! Robbin, I looked at your new thread. And I gotta say I love it! Now that's some getting down, getting real with yourself expressions. It takes some bravery to really let that out, but as you can're far from being alone in that category. Hope you're standing back on top of the edge today! :)

Here's to having a wonderful day girls! I hope it's everything you want it to be!


08-18-2006, 10:10 PM
Hi Ladies...Sorry I have been MIA the last couple of days. Been under the weather since Wednesday afternoon. Thought it was because of the heat and humidity and not drinking enough water, but think I caught a bug instead. I haven't done a thing except sleep, drive the FD to vollyball practice and back to bed. Hoping to be back into the swing of things by Monday.

Tina...Great idea about the before and now pictures. Will see what I can come up with by Thursday.

Sorry this is short, but I'm going back to bed. Will try to get back here tomorrow and do some personals. Hugs to you all!


08-18-2006, 11:58 PM
Hello Girlies!!!:grouphug:

Well as you can see, I've been MIA for quite awhile, and I also have a new screen name, aka michellerp LOL!:dizzy: ;) I've had some problems with that account, and also lately we've been having computer problems, which the tech will be here Sunday morning to see what's going on with our computer and cable.:?: I'm sorry I just dropped off, but I went through some problems for awhile, I was very down and depressed, and just didn't feel like talking to people, I'm sorry!:cry: :( Sometimes I feel very overwhelmed trying to keep up with all of the personals, and then other times, I feel like I drag people down when I'm being a downer.:( :^: Anyways, I'm back and happy to start chatting with all the girlies again!:carrot: About two weeks ago, I pulled a muscle in my lower back, and I've been in so much pain and pretty much living off of my 800mg Motrins. It's been a little depressing, because I can hardly walk at times, let alone any exercising.:devil: Yesterday, my mom had a very major surgery up at our big university hospital in Portland, and they had to replace a put a new steel rod, steel plate and kadavar??? bone in her left leg. Since she's also on blood thinner, she lost a lot of blood and they had to give her blood during surgery and still might have to give her more before she's released to go home.:( This summer has been very busy with my younger DD. First she had a friend come visit us from Maine, and she had never seen the west coast before. Then Brittany flew back to Maine with her for a week and had a blast! She was home for two days, and now she went with another friend and her family for a week to California. Well I've gone on long enough and I hope all of you are having a good weekend! I'll talk with you again soon.;) :hug:

08-19-2006, 11:12 AM
Morning ladies! Well scale posession has resumed in this house, i am planning and exorcism today if i can find the right scale the old digital is going in the garbage!! The dial scale showed down a little but the digital had up a little, down a little up a lot down a little. SO WHO THE BLEEP BLEEP BLEEP KNOWS!!!!! I tried on some clothes again that were a little too tight to wear just a few weeks ago but now are getting loser. So i am hoping i am still making changes even though the scale is not showing it!

Louie - glad to see the fly by again! Hope you have a chance to catch us up on what is going on over the weekend!

Robbin - ABOLUTELY LOVED THE POST!!!! I have felt the same thing so many times!!! ONe of the responders hit me about where i am, trying to live with both sides of me! I know the evil twin is going no where fast and unless i learn to let everyone live in harmony WE will never get where WE need to be! I know you (all of you) can do this Robbin! You need be a little more forgiving of the evil twin sometimes and it makes the angel a lot less depressed!

Tina - you'll get that second exercise before long, You have done amazingly well at getting back on routine after vacation anyway so keep taht positive outlook going and you'll get there!

Cheryl - hate to see a bug has caught you! hope you can kick it soon! At least the resting keeps you from eating!

Michelleme - HOWDY CHICK!!!! :hug: :hug: so glad to see you back! I have thought of you often as i know others have and am so glad to have you back in the swing again! Sorry to hear about your mom and hope she is well on the road to recovery soon! Sounds like your daughter is having a traveling summer! Lots of fun! Has that given you and hubby some good alone time? Refresh my memory, do you have other kids? Hope to hear from you again soon!

Gotta run, my daughter and her friend that visited overnight are getting a little out of hand!! Hope ya'll have a great weekend, we have swim party and shopping to do today! Whoo hoo me in a bathingsuit at a Country club, I am so excited!!!!! NOT!!!!!!

08-19-2006, 01:12 PM
Happy Saturday ladies! For some reason I'm excited about it! I gotta ask you all something. After being so dilligently careful with my exercise and my food choices all week I was faced with a bad one this morning. Tell me if you all wouldn't do the same? I wake up this morning to my husband about to walk up the stairs with breakfast in bed for me. He didn't quite make it, I was already up and on my way down...must had something to do with the fire alarms going off...hahaha!! Anyways, it was something that we used to enjoy together before...french toast with peanut butter inside with drizzles of sweet milk over it. And to top it off he drizzled I "heart" U with the syrup. I felt torn cause I really want to be back in the saddle again but how could you turn something like that down? I couldn't! But however I am still upbeat and happy about my week! Make sense anyone?

Cheryl, sorry to hear you've got bit by a nasty bug. Get a great rest and hope to see you up and running soon. I'm glad you like the idea too! I'll be looking forward to your submittance. You've done so great!

Hi Michelle! Wow, quite the summer you've had! It sure kills to have your back outta whack, take it easy and get it on the mend. And I hope your mom is doing okay and has a speey recovery along with a healthy one. I know how much you worry over her. It is good to see you up and happy! Glad you popped back in!

Erin, okay..granted I missed a few weeks while away, but did I miss why you're weighing on two scales? It's so sucks that they are not coinciding with one another. I hope you're able to figure something out with the two. Have fun at the pool! I wish I were you today!

I'm off to the treadmill! Have a great saturday everyone!


08-19-2006, 01:57 PM
Good Morning Girlies -- Well it's supposed to be a hot one here today, about 95F! I absolutely hate, did I say hate, the hot weather!!!:devil:

ERIN-I have two daughters, but the older one is married and out on her own. Her and her DH have been living with his parents for almost two years now, and they got their own apartment and will be moving in next Friday.:^: I know what you mean with the scales reacting so differently from each other, but the one I bought at Costco last year has been totally acurate every time, and it's only off by one pound from the doctors office, so I think it's a keeper.:D :hug:

TINA-Your DH is so sweet! I don't think I could resist what he did for you either, and I think you did just fine.;) Since you have been working so hard all week, I think you needed to treat yourself. Do you have one cheat meal or cheat day a week, or do you stay OP every day?:hug:

Oh yah, what has happened to Lois and Linda???

08-19-2006, 05:18 PM
Ladies, just a quick fly-by. I've been posting here: about feeling like I'm starving myself. So I've got to make some adjustments.

Well, gonna run. Think I may drop the kiddies off at my mom's so I can run to the grocery in peace. We are having friends over tonight, so want to go get some snacks & whatnot.

Will post more soon! Glad to see everyone posting again, even if that makes it harder to keep up when I'm MIA. I guess the answer is, for me to NOT be MIA! LOL

Bye for now, girlies! :hug: