We are a friendly group of ladies who have one thing in common. We are all working together toward our goal of being healthier in our daily lifestyles and to lose weight. There are all different ages and backgrounds here and we all have different ways of losing our weight. We all love to have fun and laugh, but we also give a lot of support, encouragement and motivation for one another, not just in weight loss, but in all of our daily joys and struggles.
Everyone has their ups and downs and we’ll be here with you thru both! Please feel free to post with us - just jump right in and believe me, you will be welcomed with open arms. The more the merrier!
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07-28-2006, 01:28 AM
OK - let's see lots and lots of posts now ... and remember to check the last thread for any posts you may have missed. Remember, I'll be gone for a couple days ... won't have a computer with me. See ya Sunday or Monday. Have a great weekend.
07-28-2006, 07:12 AM
CJ- I don't talk to my dad more than a few times a year. Our relationship has been strained for many years....since I was about 12 when he decided he wanted a new family and basically cut off all ties to my mom and "her" kids. I call him on birthdays and special occcasions. My sister has visited him a few years ago, my brother Eric stays in contact with him, but my little brother Chris was just 6 when dad left. He really doesnt know him or claim him as his dad. Its rather sad but I can't blame my little brother. He never had a dad there for him while growing up. All he remembers is how badly mom struggled after he left and for many years without child support. She also lost her job with Harvestor shortly after the divorce and we went on welfare for many years. Its hard to raise 4 kids on a high school education. So in alot of ways I guess we blame him.
But that was 30 years ago now, my mother has made a life for herself and remarried 18 years ago (After we all left the nest). My dad is still married to the same woman he left mom for. He's now 62 and in poor health. I think its time for my little brother to bury the hatchet. Its not gonna happen because dad denied that Chris was his way back when.
Well enough of the old family history. Life is too short to dwell on the past!! Have a great weekend:hug:
07-29-2006, 07:39 AM
Ah life is back to normal once again. My 5 year old neice is back home with her mommy, daddy and new brother Ty. Its just me and my 3 kids home right now and school starts in a glorious 3 weeks!!! Geez its been a long summer.
On the weight front...I'm down another 3 pounds!!! 163 You would think I would be happy now, but its still fat. I've noticed that spare tire #1 and its twin spare tire #2 have really started to diminish. Now if they'd just go away!!! Only 13 pounds to go until I reach my November goal and then probably another 15 and I will stop. Easier said than done, I have a habit of wanting to lose more when I start to get down into those smaller clothes.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend!!
07-31-2006, 02:27 PM
Good afternoon ladies!!! Looks like I'm talking to myself again, LOL
3 weeks from today............drumroll please...................SCHOOL STARTS!!!!
I am sooo happy, its been a really long summer and I hate summer. Today its once again in the low 90's with a heat index now of over 100. And the stupid sun is out, I'd rather have clouds today so I could go swimming without turning into a peeling tomato.
I really think I need to get a job. I am soo bored and have lost interest in doing my computer art stuff. And of course, I'm always broke. Anyone know where a lazy 40 something with no talent or skills can get a decent job???? LOL
Haven't weighed in a few days and don't plan to. The scale becomes an obsession with me very easily and it determines my moods. On the bright side I got my fat a$$ in a size 10 Levi's today......LOL, ok so it was really tight and I have a tremendous muffin top in them, another 15 pounds and they will fit. Once I actually fit in them I only have 1 goal (my old clothes) and its a size 7 levi's jeans and skirt. Damn if they don't look like they'd fit a small child though, it will be a long time yet.
Hope everyone is keeping cool right now, back later
07-31-2006, 04:45 PM
Hey tami - you're not alone - not talking to yourself! Congrats on your 3#!!! You're doing greaaaaaat! So your kids go back to school in 3 weeks - that will go fast! Boy, do I remember that feeling - mine were so wound up by the end of summer.
OK ... big drumroll for me here .... ready? I JOINED CURVES TODAY! Yup, I picked the hottest day of the year I think so far - we're way over 100 but I walked in that door and did it! I even did my first 30 minute workout too! Got measured - YUK - and weighed - DOUBLE YUK - but believe it or not it was actually fun and can't wait to go again. I was going to go the 3 times a week for starters but, I'm thinking of going again tomorrow.
It is sooooo hot today that I did something else that I never never do ... I was lying on the bed watching my soaps and I just plain fell asleep ... napped all afternoon! Now I feel like S___! Not cooking that's for sure - going to go to a restaurant where it's cool and eat. Actually, not even hungry - just thristy - for water!
Did you see Suzanne's notice above our thread about the forum weigh-in for August? Tomorrow's the 1st of Aug so let's all weigh ourselves ... then we just have to report how much weight we lost at the end of August. It's for the whole website not just our group. Sounds like a good thing.
Well, hope to hear from our other ladies soon. Have a great day!
07-31-2006, 05:01 PM
CJ- Congratulations on joining curves!! That a step in the right direction. I'm not sure whether I'd be able to do that or not.
I got a call today for a phone interview for a part time job. I'm nervous as ****, LOL I would much rather go in, in person. I just know I'll stumble all over myself or talk waaaay tooo much on the phone. But the job is for phone customer service for Centennial Wireless, right up my alley. I used to work CSR for the City Water Dept here. Of course the lady called me around 4 pm when my kids were screaming and hubby had just gotten home. She said she would call me on Wednesday morning(hubby is taking the kids out of the house for a few hours). Now I am a bag of nerves. Oh well, it doesn't really matter that I get this job, I just want a job. Maybe Walmart will hire me for evenings only....I really need to get out of this house.
I'll weigh myself again tomorrow and hopefully by the end of August I will have some good news to report. It seems to get harder the more I lose those.
I understand the sleep thing. I get really disoriented when I fall asleep during the day. Its like I can't wake up. Unfortunately I don't get the opportunity to do it often.
Talk at ya later
08-01-2006, 07:36 AM
OK, August 1rst- 162 pounds. Thats what I'm starting off with.
Your turn :)
08-01-2006, 09:12 AM
Oh my - this isn't good but here goes - 178 for me - Aug 1st.
I'm going to Curves again this morning ... I CAN DO THIS!
Another over 100 degree day for us here ... my poor garden needs weeding but I just can't get out there in this heat ... hopefully tomorrow will be cooler.
Have a great day!
08-01-2006, 09:38 AM
CJ- Yes, you can do it!!! I have faith in you.
Its supposed to be 92 with a heat index of around 100 here too. Looks like cooler temps are moving in for Thursday and the weekend though. Well if you consider the 80's cooler, LOL
Have fun at Curves, I get to take my kids to the dentist this morning. My pocketbook is already crying foul!
08-01-2006, 11:54 AM
How is everyone? I thought I would post since I have been gone for a while and let everyone know how I am doing since my brother, Jerry died a couple of weeks ago.
Well it has been really hard on my, since I took care of him for the past 5 yrs and did everything for him, and took him everywhere, it is a big adjustment for me. How do you go from making sure he got what he needed, Little Debbies, hot dogs, his favorite kind of pop and taking him wherever he needed to go for various appts, like Dr's, Dentists and for his medicaid, food stamps and everything else to nothing? Jer was like my little brother, but he was 4 yrs older than me, because he was mentally challenged. I guess also being I was with him when he died in my car on the way to the hospital, that is hard and that will say with me for a long long time to come. :cry:
The funeral was sad, but we lasted just one day and than it was over. Lots of people came to see him, and I was happy to see that he had touched so many people in Michigan. As well as here in Indiana, I get cards and calls all the time from those who knew him. But I wll get through this in time. :o
Ken and myself are going to go to New Orleans from Aug 11th to the 18th, I have never been there, Ken has some family there that he hasn't heard how they fared. They are from the Plaqiminnes Parish area, in Bureas that got pretty much devistated, and we don't know if can even go there. But now we can go away and I won't be constantly worrying about how Jer is doing and if son Dan has to take him to the hospital for an attack. I need to get away just to think and have some time away from everything. Today daughter, Kelly is coming over to go through his clothes, she is a 6t grade teacher in an inter city school in Indy and says the school will make sure the clothes go to those that need it. So I won't have to do this alone at least. I have been so busy with the Thank You Cards and doing various things for Jerry's bank accounts and some other things you do when someone dies and 6you take care of their affairs. :(
But anyways other than that I am hanging in there. Weight wise I am down several pounds since I have not had much of an appetite lately. But I am trying to take care of myself too. :chin:
I have missed you all so much!
CJ-Thanks so much for the phone call and everything else. We were in Michigan for Jer's funeral when you called, but I am so appreciate of everything and your love and support mean so much to me. We have known each other for many many years now and I know I can always count on you when I need a friend. :hug:
Sylvia-Thanks for the lovely email from you, I sure did love getting it in spite of the circumstances. You always know how to make me feel better and I have loved getting those wonderful emails from you, like when you sent a beautiful email to me on the anniversary of my brother, Rick's death. You are one in a million and a sweet and thoughtful person. :angel:
Kim-Thanks to you too for your beautiful email as well. That was so nice of you to offer a shoulder to cry on, as you put it. I hope things are going good for and Hannah and one of these days when things slow down maybe we can meet downtown Indy for lunch. I would love that. :coffee:
TamiL-Thanks so much too to you your kind words too concerning my brother and myself. It is wonderful to see you post like you do, you are a wonderul person to have in our great group. Congratulations on you nephews birth, I know you are a great Aunt to him. Also good luck on the phone interview for the new job. I will keep my fingers crossed :crossed: that you get it and they will be so lucky to have you too.
Well I guess I better get going cause Kelly will be here in a few minutes. So love to all of you's. Hope we can get a lot of Wannabee's posting soon cause I miss all of you. :grouphug:
Love you much, Sharon
08-01-2006, 12:51 PM
Sharon- So nice to hear from you sweetie. I know its been rough for you lately and I know you will be ok in time. Its wonderful that your daughter is helping you out in this way. She sounds like a super person. New Orleans sounds a bit scary still. I don't know anyone from there personally but I spend alot of time on the internet reading up on the aftermath and the re building process. Have a great trip and stay safe:hug:
Glad to hear that your weight is going down even with all the road blocks in your life right now. Atleast its a positive event.:carrot: :carrot: :carrot:
Well gotta run once again, my house has been a bonafied looney bin for the last 2 months and I still have 2 weeks and 6 days until school starts:D
Wishing everyone a wonderful Tuesday and some :dust: goes out to us all!!!
08-01-2006, 01:14 PM
So nice to see some new people on our forum and also see that we have had some that are so faithful to the group.
CJ- I think you will love CURVES. It's an easy way to get your excercise done and out of the way. I'm heading out in a few minutes to put in my 30 minutes. The ladies are all so nice and the staff is friendly also.
Tami- I hope your job interview goes well. I tend to talk too much when I'm nervous so I know how you feel.
Sharon- So sorry to here about your brother. It must be hard for you since he was such a big part of your life. Hopefully each day will bring a little healing. You will be in my prayers.
Looks like we have all had a heat wave this summer. We had a temp of 104 last week. That was too hot for me! We have come down 30 degrees in a weeks time. I love the 70's!!!! I'm back to working in my garden. Hopefully, between gardening and Curves I will start losing weight again. I'm stuck at 178.
08-01-2006, 01:38 PM
Thanks janicej!! I tend to ramble when I'm nervous and without visual cues to the person I'm talking with its really hard to stay focused without either coming off "*****y" or "know it all", LOL Its kind of like my typing.....I could go on forever sometimes. Don't sweat the plateau, I was on one for 3 weeks in July and then went from 172 down to 162 in the last few weeks. Its just soo aggravating. I want to be much smaller than I am. I know it will happen, I have the determination and the will power.....just not the patience!
Its only 94 degrees here right now and really humid. Thursday its supposed to cool off into the 80's. Did I mention I hate summer? Atleast I have the air conditioners going full blast here. My poor little ones will start school on August 21st, the school has no air conditioning. Its really pathetic to start school in mid summer. I think they should go from mid september to mid june here due to the weather but no one listens to parents.
I love the mid 50's BTW and I like snow (looks nervously for arrows pointed at her).
08-01-2006, 04:34 PM
Wow, Tami that is encouraging to have a 10 pound weight loss in a few weeks. I hope my body starts giving up some weight real soon! I'm a little shorter than you are so every extra pound shows. I would like to get down to a size 6-8. I've already dropped one size since June. I would love to have to buy a new wardrobe for Christmas.
08-01-2006, 04:41 PM
LOL, I understand being short shows every single pound. I want to get into a size 7 Levis jeans and a skirt I wore when I got married the second time around.
I'll have to wait until I'm around 130 for that to happen though. Yesterday I got into a size 10 Levi's but they were extremely tight on me. So maybe when I reach my birthday goal of 150 I can wear them. I would love to buy a new wardrobe for Christmas also, but I am always broke!!! I haven't bought clothes in atleast 5 years for me except for a few pairs of jeans at the Goodwill.
08-02-2006, 09:48 AM
I haven't bought much clothing either. I keep on waiting to lose the weight before I spend the money. Who wants to buy a lot of fat clothes? I know I should take care of myself at any weight but there's a part of me that wants to wait till I'm thin to buy a great wardrobe.
I got up early this morning because my husband offered to take a friend to the airport.Five thirty is a little early for me but I will use the time to get some extra house work done. As I type this I have started to cough and feel like I'm coming down with a cough or cold. I sure hope I'm not getting sick because my youngest grandson's birthday party is this afternoon. He will be 4 years old. He sure is a bundle of energy! False alarm, I think something must of set off my allergies. I'm allergic to mold and dust and get really sick whenever I do a major house cleaning or whenever we move. Looks like I just need to pop an allergy pill! Do you know if this website has a spell checK ? I would love to be able to use it on my post.
Tami, hope you will be able to wear your size 10 jeans for your birthday! Keep up the good work.
08-02-2006, 12:38 PM
Sounds like you've been busy JaniceJ!!
Hope your not getting sick, especially with a 4 year old grandson's birthday!! My youngest is now 5 and I can really relate to how hectic it is with the little ones!
He literally bounces off the walls from the time he wakes up until the time he crashes. Sometimes he falls asleep at the dinner table he's so darned tired.
My phone interview went well, I have a face to face tomorrow afternoon. This is gonna be sooo hard because now I'm not sure I want the job. I called an old co worker from my previous job with the City and she mentioned that 2 of the part timers are leaving this month and maybe I can get back in. It definitely would pay better. But I'm not sure what the policy is on rehire so I'll have to find out if they could even hire me before I get into serious thought about that. And there is always Walmart. My husband says no to Walmart because I once worked for two weeks at Meijer and told them to *&&^ off. LOL So confusing!!!
I'm not sure about a spell checker on this site, haven't found one yet.
08-02-2006, 04:25 PM
Glad to hear that your interview went well. I'm feeling better so I think it was just allergies. Finished another CURVES workout and plan to walk later today. Our grandson's birthday is at Blue Lake Park so I can get in a little walking this afternoon.
08-02-2006, 10:15 PM
Just thought I would pop in for a quick hi to everyone. The heat is bad here, too, and that makes for very miserable work conditions. I have been too tired to do much of anything. Thank goodness I have air. I don't know how anyone can survive without it.
Sharon, glad to see you post. Hopefully, when time permits, I will send you an email real soon.
Sorry this is short. No energy to do much of anything right now, but wanted to let everyone know I haven't fallen of the face of the earth.
08-02-2006, 11:58 PM
Good to hear from you. It seems that it's been real hot all across the US this summer. I live in Oregon and we had a week that was 100+ temp. It usually doesn't get that hot during the summer.
08-03-2006, 09:32 PM
Janicej- I've always wanted to live in Oregon, its soo beautiful! Indiana doesn't have mountains or oceans or anything as far as scenery. Just miles and miles of fields with a few little towns dotting the roads. 100 is high for us too, we haven't hit that yet, just the heat indexes have been up there.
Kim- Nice to hear from you. Hope your job isn't too awful right now.
CJ- sweetie, where are ya????? Its Thursday now, enough already, LOL LOL
OK about myself.......I like to talk about myself, give me a break, LOL I had a phone interview with Centennial Wireless yesterday, a face to face today, a 2 hour test tonight with them and one last interview. I was offered a job!!! Of course thats pending the drug test. I wonder if cigars count as drugs??? Yes, I smoke cigars now instead of cigarettes, LOL Not a very girly thing to do but I am an addict. I'll find out next week sometime for sure. I took the part time 7-11 at night shift. I didn't want to go full time yet, my son starts Kindergarten in 2 (yes count em) 2 weeks! I want to be able to do things with his class and with my 7 year olds class this year and be home to make dinner at night before I go to work.
Well gotta run,
08-04-2006, 05:26 PM
Glad to hear you got the job. It's good that you will be able to work around your kids school hours. It's so important to be able to help out in your children's classes. It helps to make sure your children are on track and the teachers really appreciate the help. I was always a room mother and attented PTA meetings. It was a good way to meet other parents and make sure my kids got the best teachers.
08-06-2006, 09:40 AM
LOL, I always make sure my kids get the best teachers!!! My little ones are attending the same school that my older one went to so I know the teachers well. I try to be involved where I can but absolutely refuse to join the PTA here. The PTA here is just like a cliche of snotty rich girls I knew in high school! I haven't missed them since high school and I have no intention of dealing with those types of women again, LOL I will probably be a room mother and go on some field trips this year, it hasn't been possible before now because my son wasn't school aged and I had to stay home with him.
I got to add another carrot to my sig this morning.........160 Pounds!!! Down 40 since April 28th, only 10 to go before November and another 20 after that if I can do it!!! I think its because I have been a bit nervous and haven't had the urge to eat much this week. I guess I am not an emotional eater.
08-07-2006, 08:52 AM
Good morning everyone! Sorry I have not been in much lately but have had company and just plain been busy busy busy! Also, since the hot hot hot weather finally broke I got out and weeded my garden! The weeds were covering the veggies! LOL ... It was pitiful.
I need a small drum roll please - no big deal but it is for me. I made it 5 days in a row going to Curves! I took the weekend off and today is Monday so will be getting ready soon here to go. I find myself looking forward to actually going to "class" ... lol. I'm going to start the food thread once again and see if I can faithfully post in it every day this time. Join me please.
Good to hear from you. Just know that you are in my thoughts. I know you are going thru a rough time right now but time will heal. You will always miss Jerry but time will ease the pain of his loss. You loved him very much and took such wonderful care of him and he knew that too. That was nice of Kelly to come and help you pack up Jerry's things. I know how hard that was but in a way it is kind of a "closure" too. Hope to talk to you soon.
Well sweetie - looks like congrats are in order for you on two counts -- congrats on the job! I don't think you have to worry about the drug test - cigars don't count as drugs! lol .... and ............ congrats for adding another carrot to your sig!
Yes, I am enjoying Curves very much! I'm ready for my 2nd week. As you say, the ladies and the staff are sooooo friendly and helpful! And those 30 minutes go by before you know it! I find too that my eating habits are even better since joining. Guess I don't want to sour my efforts - lol.
Well ... I'm off to start the food thread - and then get dressed and go to Curves. Talk to ya all later. Have a good day!
08-07-2006, 09:10 AM
CJ- woo hoo!! 5 days going to Curves. Now that is dedication sweetie. You must really enjoy it there. Not much going on here yet this morning except the kids are up and ready to rumble, LOL
08-07-2006, 06:27 PM
I have also been going to Curves 5 days a week. I Joined on the 18th of July and have been going everyday but Saturday and Sunday. It's fun and easy. I'm amazed at how many inches and pounds some of the ladies have been able to lose each month. I hope my weigh-in and measurements on August 18 will be worth getting excited about.
08-07-2006, 09:27 PM
Good evening to everyone
Again, not much to report. Definatly nothing to report in the weight loss area. I haven't weighed myself in ages, and haven't concerned myself much with eating right, or drinking water. My weight and size haven't been bothering me much, which I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing:?: Maybe just too much going on around here right now to add another thing to worry about.
Mom had to put her dog to sleep last week, and she has been having a hard time handling the decision she made. I'm worried this is throwing her into a depression, and guess I will just give it a couple weeks and see how she is then.
Hannah is back in school, in the first grade :( My baby is growing up sooo fast. It seems like yesterday she was born. Next thing you knw, she will be graduating high school and off to college (she wants to be a zookeeper or vet, and live and work at the Australia Zoo-she has been saying this since she was almost 5).
I just finished my midterms. Didn't do as well as I expected in Accounting, and did better in Business Office Procedures than I was hoping. I think I got over confident in Accounting, and didn't give it my full attention like I needed since I was so worried about the other class. But I passed them both! Now, I will be living on the computer the rest of this week to finish a project due Sunday. Oh, the life of a procrastinator. lol.
Guess that is all.
Talk to you all later,
08-08-2006, 04:21 PM
Kim- Congratulations on passing your mid terms! You will graduate before you know it. Hannah is back in school already? Boy thats early, my kids start August 21st and I think thats really early. Your poor mom, I don't think I could put my dog to sleep. Our last dog Fida was 13 years old when she wandered out into the road and got hit. She never went into the road. But she was old and in failing health and had poor eyesight so I guess she knew what she was doing. We still miss her!
Well I officially got that job. Must of passed the drug test, LOL As if I know where to even find drugs now. I know its a crappy type job (Customer Service for a wireless phone company) but its something to get my heels wet again after 5 long years as a stay at home mom. I'm actually suprised they hired me after such an absence.
Scale says 159 today!!! Now thats a real breakthru for me. Almost back into numbers I remember from a previous life, LOL
Gotta run, "hugs" to all
08-08-2006, 10:32 PM
Tami- Yes, it's early for school, but Hannah's ele. school does a "balanced calendar." They go to school three weeks earlier than the rest of the schools in the marion school system. It started out as an experiment a few years ago, and almost everyone at her school loves it, so they cont. it while the rest of Marion school system does the "normal" calendar that every other school system probably does. She starts three weeks earlier, but has a two week break at the end of every nine weeks. Two weeks off around end of Oct, the two weeks for Christmas, and two weeks for spring break. She gets two months off during the summer.
I didn't think I would like it, but I love it. And it is better for her to have more of a routine because of her autism. The school board is supposed to decided all the schools do this, or we go to a normal calendar, but so far, nothing has changed.
Congrats on the job. It may be a crappy job, but it's a job. You'll do good, and who knows, may even like it more than you think you will. And I'm not surprised they hired you. I think more employers are realizing the amount of work stay at home moms actually do (I know I felt as if I was working full-time-wait-I was. lol). Good luck!! :hug:
And congrats on the 159. That is sooo great! Way to Go!:carrot: :bravo: :woo: