I hope I started the new thread ok....I was a thread starter virgin...this was my first time...LOL!
I will be back later to check in!
08-24-2006, 11:43 AM
Good Morning All.
Just on my way out but thought I'd see if the new thread was started. GREAT JOB !!! Later, Monica
08-24-2006, 11:44 AM
You did great!
Haven't checked in lately. Been really busy. Weighed in last night and had lost 2.8 pounds after a 3 week stall. I started paying more attention to what I had been eating and I see that it paid off.
08-24-2006, 11:54 AM
GREAT JOB WITH THE WEIGHT LOSS LINDA!
08-24-2006, 05:52 PM
I'm raging mad cuz I bust my hump and for little payoff! I've lost 24 lbs. so far which is good I'm sure you'll say. But given the amount of cardio and weight training I do, and the healthy low fat foods I've been eating, I shouldn't be maintaining for a week or two at a time. Honestly, it's not worth the time and effort because I'm getting the short end of the stick. So....I'm changing my plan. I'm going to do the fat loss 4 idiots dot com. (this site puts asterisks so I spelled it out) I KNOW this works because I lost 3 lbs. last week after eating whatever I wanted, then going healthy and low fat. It's basically fooling your system by shifting calories.
I'm not looking for a quick fix or the easy road. The fact is I've been working my butt off and doing all the right things and I'm tired of this peanuts-type payoff! At least with this system, I already know it works cuz I did my own mock-up of this 'diet' and lost and if I had eaten the RIGHT foods, imagine how much more I could have lost!!!
I don't think the link works here but it's;
fat loss 4 idiots dot com
08-24-2006, 08:05 PM
Best of luck to you Carol with whatever plan you choose. I think the key is to find the plan that works for you so you will stick with it long term.
My plan is high calorie foods & rich desserts! LOL!
08-24-2006, 11:06 PM
Carol, I know how discouraging it is to maintain when you are working so hard. I've done that for the last 3 weeks and finally lost 2.8 pounds this past weigh in. Do what you know works for you as long as it is healthy. I wish you all the best!
08-25-2006, 07:49 AM
Carol-Sometimes a plateau can last forever. Good luck with your diet plans.
Linda-YAY on the WI!!
Gayle-Great job on the welcome!
I ate last night something I haven't eaten in quite awhile. Cheezits. I am so bad. I couldn't eat my usual lettuce because of my flareup. We are driving to Tampa today and I had to eat something that would bind me up as much as possible. I probably won't get a chance to checkin until Sunday. Have a great weekend!
08-25-2006, 08:05 AM
Have a safe & fun trip Shelley! I bet you will come home feeling a little better after seeing your baby all settled into her new dorm.
08-25-2006, 08:05 AM
I've read so many threads and the Loozing Floozies sound right up my alley. I'd love to be a part of you.
08-25-2006, 08:22 AM
Good morning all,
Welcome Laura - I am sort of new to this GREAT group, but I know you will find they are a fun group.
Linda - WTG on 2.8 lb. loss.
Carol - We all need to find what works for us. I hope this plan is the one for you. Let us know how well you are doing.
Shelley - I hope you are feeling better, Cheezits !!!!! I can't remember the last time Iate those. Hope you have a safe trip to Tampa. My parents use to live in Venice and Nokomis so I sort of know the area.
Well I made it 4 days this week to the gym, and I still don't like going. I never have liked working out but like the sign above the weights in the gym says, " You can't pay anyone, any amount, to do this for you." I guess I'll keep going.
Nothing new on house, the second offer was a bit higher, holding out for another. If they keep looking I know it's priced right, but with the terrible house market for sellers, the buyers are all trying to low ball their offers. I guess I would too.
Have a GREAT DAY ALL,
08-25-2006, 08:33 AM
Shelley, hope you are feeling better! I was thinking of you earlier today, I am working on my fall semester schedule and trying to schedule in my exercise times. I always think of you when I think about exercise!
Monica, hoping you hear something on the house soon! Get a good offer, maybe this weekend is the lucky weekend!
Carol, I am also stuck on a platau and it is driving me nuts! Hoping to get off soon!
Still more going on here with the bathroom renovations. Very crazy time. We have the new tub in, but jacuzzi part isn't hooked up yet, hoping this weekend, we can get that done. Just happy I can shower! Last night, it was hooked up, but there was a problem and no hot water to the shower!! Called my handyman who figured out the problem, so I can shower today!! With water back on finally, will be doing dishes, laundry and all those other fun things! I can't wait for all the renovations to be done here!!! I was hoping things would be done before school started, but since that is Monday for me, it looks like I will be living like this for a while longer!
08-25-2006, 09:23 AM
Feel free to post here as often as you would like. This is a great group!
08-25-2006, 09:24 AM
I will be back later to post to everyone. Off to work I go!
Tomorrow we will be going out of town to help a friend move, so I will be gone until Sunday PM.
08-25-2006, 12:35 PM
Gayle ~ Good job on starting the new thread! :D So Gayle...how's that high calorie food and rich dessert diet plan working for you? :lol:
Linda ~ Congratulations on your loss...that's great! :carrot:
Carol ~ Congratulations on your loss! I don't know anything about the diet plan that you are trying, but it sounds like maybe it's going to work for you!
Shelley ~ Have a safe trip! :)
Monica ~ I love that quote from your gym! I think I'll put it on a sticky note and stick it to my treadmill!
Laura ~ All floozies are welcome! ;) I'm in PA too, but way up in the northern part of the state on the NY border.
Debbi ~ I'm sorry your house is still a wreck! You must be so tired of living in a construction zone!
08-25-2006, 12:52 PM
I've read so many threads and the Loozing Floozies sound right up my alley. I'd love to be a part of you.
Welcome Laura! :hug:
08-25-2006, 02:51 PM
Do I need to do something so that I can have access to the locked threads, or am I not allowed to read or participate?
08-25-2006, 04:29 PM
You should be able to read all of the old threads without any problem. We start a new thread every week or so to keep them from getting to long and then lock the old thread to keep everyone on the same page. :)
08-25-2006, 04:58 PM
Laura, why yes you do... Suzy forgot to mention to you that to join our little group you must go through an extensive initiation that involves living on carrots and drinking prune juice every hour for one full week. If you survive that, then you must ride a donkey to Canada to visit our canadian chickies...once you do all of the above, then WELCOME TO THE FLOOZIES! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha...I crack myself up!
Okay, Suzie miss smarty-pants! Yes, the diet is working wonders! I'm sporting cinnamon buns,
corn dog thighs, bakers dozen tummy rolls, and cookie dough roll arms! The doctors love me too because of my high blood pressure, heart condition and high cholestrol! LOL!
I'll be back later!
08-25-2006, 05:13 PM
Ha...ha... thank you ladies, nothing is better than laughter and lightness - I'm on my second glass of prune juice. So tomorrow is weigh in for me at WW. Believe it or not I'm excited.
08-25-2006, 06:09 PM
I will be waiting up her in Ontario, Canada for you to arrive on your Donkey.
I don't have that big of a back yard but big enough for one Donkey, and its fenced so he won't wander away before you ride him back home.
08-25-2006, 07:59 PM
Thanks for the laughs today, I needed them. Very stressful day, with the construction of the bathroom and multiple leaks! Such fun! I am ready for school to begin so I can get out of here!!! Did I just say, I wanted school to start? Remind me of that in October, when I am complaining about my students!
08-25-2006, 09:20 PM
Hopefully I'll give the donkey a break and I'll find I'm a few pounds lighter this week. Weigh in is tomorrow! Good night all.
08-25-2006, 10:33 PM
Since Dee has so much on her plate and Shelley & Cheryl are out of town, I'm leaving Janice & Suzy in charge while everyone is gone. I don't want to come back home to hear of any run-ins with the law or any unexplained pregnancies. YOU GIRLS BEHAVE, got it? LOL!
I hope you stick around Laura. It will pick up again after everyone gets back home.
You guys take care, I will see you Sunday night!
08-25-2006, 11:45 PM
We just received word that a dear friend of ours is getting deployed Sunday. We knew it was going to happen, but we didn't know when. Suzy he is close I think to where Travis is...I hope Travis doesn't get the same news this weekend.
08-26-2006, 06:37 AM
Welcome, Laura!! This is a wonderful group of ladies.
Mike and I ended up coming home last night. It would have been a waste to stay overnight. Becky had too many plans to share with her old parents. She has a roommate that is a moocher. Becky made a pot of soup for a bunch of the kids in the hall the night before. She had a small bowl leftover. She wanted Mike and me to taste it. Mike had a little, and I tasted it. We left to go buy some stuff at Walmart, and when we returned the moocher had eaten it. When Becky asked her about it, she said she didn't want it to get old. Becky's response was, gee, thanks for helping me out. This girl has no money for food. She only has the meal plan. I hope she will be an okay roommate. I would hate for any stealing to go on. Becky is going to have to leave her room door locked at all times just in case. I didn't meet the other girl, and the one right next to her room is a good friend of Becky's, so they are sharing quite a few things.
Gayle-Prayers to your friend and his family.
We ate at Panera in Tampa last night. We don't have one here. It was very good. I had some kind of salad with strawberries, romaine, oranges and pecans with a ff poppyseed dressing. Not sure of the points, but I don't think it was too bad, other than the pecans, which of course I had to eat every damn one!! I am paying this morning though because my stomach is doing pretty bad. I hate when I'm having a flare up. The only good thing is I might lose a couple of pounds. I'm going to try and walk today, then maybe a bike ride. See you on the exercise thread!!
08-26-2006, 07:46 AM
Gayle ~ You're really on a roll....or was that a bun? A cinnamon bun maybe? ;)
Travis is still in 29 Palms training...he should be back to Pendleton on or around the 28th of August. Then he will have 10 days leave and deploy to Iraq at some point after that. We're not sure of the exact date yet, but I doubt that they will send him before the 10th of September.
Debbi ~ Did you just say that you're ready for school to start? :lol:
Shelley ~ Welcome back! I'm sure Becky will make out just fine. She may have to lay down some ground rules for her roommate, but hopefully it will all work out and they will get along.
I'm spending the day quilting today. This morning I'm working with our junior quilting group with a few other ladies then we're all working on a charity project this afternoon. We have been making "cage comforters" for our local SPCA for the kitties and puppies to sleep on.
Have a good day everyone! Drink your water!!!
08-26-2006, 08:08 AM
Gayle, you are cracking me up!
Suzy, I can't believe it, but anything that gets me out of this construction zone, is welcome, even school!!! Have a great day today, quilting!
Shelley, hope Becky and her roommate can come to some sort of understanding. It is a hard thing, to live with someone who you don't know. Also, hope you feel better!
Well I should get moving and exercise. Then a day filled with more construction. The good news is, no leaks now!!! And planning on tentatively starting to put the tile up next weekend, so only one more week fo this!!!!!! Maybe I will have a functioning bathroom again, soon!
08-26-2006, 05:38 PM
My weigh in was this morning. I had a 6.6 pd weight loss this week. Yahoooooooooooooooooo!!!
08-26-2006, 06:23 PM
Laura-That's wonderful!! Keep it up!
08-26-2006, 07:30 PM
Laura _ WOW !!!!! WTG
Just a quick hello been out cutting grass and need a shower will write tomorrow.
08-26-2006, 08:01 PM
Laura, way to go!!! Congrats!
Spent today reading and getting things ready to head back to school. So long day for me. Tomorrow going to another faculty members beach house, we are going crabbing and then eating what we catch!! Really looking forward to it! Hope the rain holds off!
08-27-2006, 09:12 AM
LAURA - WOW Good for you!!! That is an amazing weight loss.
Shelley - I feel sorry for Becky's room mate, it must be hard not having money to be able to eat. Still no excuse to take Becky's food though.
08-27-2006, 04:07 PM
Hi girls! I'm back! Did ya miss me???? SURE you did! LOL!
Shelley, hopefully things will settle in at the dorm. I agree, Becky may just need to lay down the law to the other girl. Do you feel better in a way now since you went to visit?
LAURA! AWESOME WEIGHT LOSS! YOU GO GIRL!
Debi, you will eat the little crabbies after you catch them? How do you prepare them? Like lobster were one drops the poor little guy into the boiling water?
Suzy, I hope you had a fun day quilting. How sweet of you to think of the animals! I bet they appreciate having something to snuggle up to in the kennel. I know our pup loves her blanket! Some mornings all that is sticking out is a little nose!
Our friend was leaving today, we called him last night just to touch base and to let him know we are thinking of him.
Have fun mowing Monica! YUCK!
Janice, how long do you think it will take Laura to reach you on donkey back? (giggles)
We had a busy weekend, we went to go help a friend move into his new house. I am so happy for him. He is divorced with his daughter and this house is just perfect for them. We went to Texas Roadhouse last night and I had a filet and salad. This morning it was IHOP and I had something with eggs, salsa, beef & cheese. Loaded with calories I'm sure!
Did anyone do anything exciting over the weekend?
08-27-2006, 08:48 PM
Unfortunately, Mother Nature decided we shouldn't have crabs today!! It poured all day!! Oh well! We had an indoor picnic and food was great! This faculty member has spent a lot of time in the far East and we had authentic Thai, Vietnamese food, YUMMY!!!! Tons of calories and I don't care, I had the best time! Good friends, good food, great time, can't think of a better way to spend a rainy Sunday!
08-28-2006, 05:35 AM
We have Ernesto headed our way. Looks like it could possibly hit where Becky is. I sure do miss her. She is supposed to come home this weekend for my mom's birthday. Today is her first day of classes.
I walked 12 miles yesterday, and I hurt all over. It's been about 8 weeks since I've run. I could hardly walk all day yesterday after my walk because of the PF. I can't let Mike know I walked. He was sleeping the whole time! It took me 3:45 to go that far (I stopped at my mom's and we walked very slow together, then I walked home.)
Have a great day!
08-28-2006, 08:03 AM
Had a good weekend, a little too much centered around food. We went to Chinatown for lunch to meet up with a friend in from Michigan, then dinner is South Philly (yummy Italian food) Saturday night. Then Sunday Billy (my husband) and I took my parents out for my Dad's birthday to a jazz brunch. It was a buffet - I love/hate buffets. I did pretty good for all that out to eat time, but this morning, I'm back on track with my own foods. How is everyone doing?
08-28-2006, 10:43 AM
Shelley, stay safe! I hope Becky is ok...I KNOW your mom will love having her back for her birthday. How old will your mom be? BTW: HOw is your dad doing?
Debi, sorry you missed out on the little crabbies. Did you prepare the oriental food or did you guys do take-out? I love it too, other then I stick with the basics, I'm not very adventurous.
Laura, I'm back on track today too. I wish you much success on this next weigh-in!
Janice, are you going back to WW's?
Suzy, how you be today? :-)
Monica, did you ever get done mowing?
Where is our little Cheryl?
Is everyone taking off and leaving us?
08-28-2006, 11:39 AM
I'm BACK!!!! I missed you all!
Can I have some of whatever the heck Gayle is taking? Tankey for starting the new thread and keeping all these other gals in line for me. Next time, however, I'll have to remember to put someone in charge of our resident :devil: comedian!
Shelley: I forget if you're in the panhandle or on the peninsula. Whereever you are, stay dry and safe! Also, if your daughters are anything like me they won't stay away from Mom for too long at a time :)
Dee, I've never been depressed to the point of suicide, but I do suffer from anxiety (and have been on meds for it for years now). I feel for you, Larry and Dez. Give her a hug from her "auntie" Cheryl, please. Give yourself a hug from me, too. It's gotta be tough for you going through all of this family stuff.
Monica, hold out for what you think is a good price for your house! Did you really mean 30 MILLION on your new house in Arizona? Dang, gal!
Suzy, Janice, Linda, Carol and Debi--thank you all for hanging out and just being your great selves! Carol, lay the cheeseburger down and take one step back!!!!
Welcome to Laura!
08-28-2006, 12:17 PM
Good Morning everybody!
I hope you all had a decent weekend. I had a pretty good time. Went dancing Friday AND Saturday night so hopefully the scale will show a loss this week. I've cut out eating those frozen dinners too. Maybe that will help out with the sodium intake.
How is everything going for everyone? Here's a :hug: for everybody. I know life's problems can overwhelm you sometimes. Just take a deep breath and know that we are here for you -- even if it's just to listen.
08-28-2006, 01:41 PM
Well, Shelley, let me say DUH!!
I missed the last thread you posted about Ernesto!
Stay safe and dry!
08-28-2006, 05:31 PM
Welcome back Cheryl, hope you had a good time.
Gayle - I rejoined WW last week I had missed three weeks so I had missed week coupons. I will weigh in on Wednesday. I still have my ups and downs. I wish I could just go to sleep at night instead of thinking of what I could eat.
I go to the arthritis specialist on Wednesday for a shot. I think he is going to put me on the methatroxate that I will have to give myself a needle everyweek. I am scared to death of needles.
08-28-2006, 11:15 PM
Have you guys tried the sugar free cinnamon rolls in the refrigerated section? You bake them, then add the icing package. They are really good and a decent portion size for 110 calories. YUMM-OOOO!
Made taco soup for dinner tonight, back OP and the domestic goddess once again.
Janice, I will be thinking of you....I can't stand needles either, one reason I can't give blood...I get light headed. BEST WISHES SENT!
Cheryl, glad your back sweetie! I didn't know how much more humor these girls could take from me. You are unofficially back in charge as the official thread starter.
08-29-2006, 05:55 AM
Welcome back, Cheryl! I live in SW Fl. We're still not sure what's going to happen with Ernesto. Right now, he's not a big deal.
Gayle-Thanks for asking about my dad. He is doing great, although my mom (she'll be 83) called this morning to say he spent the entire day yesterday putting up the storm shutters. I'm sure he'll be paying today with aches and pains. I think it probably makes him feel good to do it though.
Janice-Do you always take your meds by injection? I don't think I could handle that one bit. I hope your arthritis pain subsides quickly. Also, good luck at WI tomorrow. I'm with you on going to sleep without thinking of my next mouthful of food!
Whoops! It's getting late, gotta fly!
08-29-2006, 10:04 AM
Good morning all.
Well to start I did finish the grass, TG because it has rained since Saturday and I would have had to borrow my neighbor's pet goat by now if I didn't.
Also I wish Cheryl that I had 1 million much less 30. I need to start re-reading my posts before I leave site. Glad you are back though, I was getting a little worried about you. Hope you had a fun filled time.
Lynneye, sorry that those crabs didn't make it to your picnic, but it's the company that makes any party, so glad you all had a great time.
Linda I wish I had friends that liked to dance or that you were in MIchigan, I love to dance, but then again maybe not. I am a little old to be out at night, LOL.
Shelley- I hope you and your love ones are safe. How are you feeling, no more flare ups? Can you even move after that walk. I walk 3 miles a day and I am trying to increase it, so far no luck.
Gayle- Thanks again for keeping the group going. Those cinnamon rolls sound yummy but I would want them all. I have no will power when it comes to baked goods.
Janice - Hope all goes well tomorrow. Are those shots something like gold shots? I remember a neighbor had to have gold shots in her knees all the time to kill the pain. Good luck at the WW meeting.
Laura - Nice weekend full of food. I have to watch weekends with WW on Monday mornings. Glad you got right back on track.
Nothing new with me, I spent the day yesterday trying to get my oldest daughters car back to a safe condition. She is a single mom, works as a waitress and has a daughter in college and a son 16. Car repairs are down on her list so I had new brakes, 2 new tires and an oil change done for her before I drove her car back to her house. She had my SUV to take her daughter back to school. She was so suprised ! ! ! She works so hard just to stay ahead. It felt good to do this for her.
Have a good day all .....1 pound at a time.
08-29-2006, 11:00 AM
My wonderful friends, thanks for the support.
Dez is stable as far as I know. She never shares how she really feels on the inside until it is to much for her. She is a happy bubbly energetic girl, nobody would know her as any different.
Larry is still working but has spent a few days last week out of the office traveling by car to a few job sites. This week he has a few customer in and they have been wineing and dining them and of course he wil be golfing with them this afternoon. It has helped to keep his stress at a safe level but it is border line. I am not sure what next week will bring. I can tell he is having a hard time coping because he doesn't remember much like when to take out the garbage and that the Princess likes her feet ruubbed etc, etc etc......lol No pun aside he is just barely coping at home.
On sunday we went to Delerium. It is a performance of Cirque Du Soleil. It was really great. We have seen five different shows they put on. Each one is very different. This was was probably my least favorite but I still liked it. I had bought the tickets for Larry's birthday.
Saturday was also a busy day. My walking friends that are now working friends had a birthday brunch. We had a great time because we so seldon get together with their busy work schedules.
We also started to paint our Garden Room. We are painting a white linin undercoat and them a alfelfa green glaze brushed across in both directions. It is a Ralph Lauren faux technique. It will take a four days to paint it. I guess we will finish it up on the weekend. Our small round eatting table will be painted egg plant purple with tarnished gold brushed across. Our furniture is stone for the sofa and two expresso leather chairs. So everything is pretty nuetral but the table. I wanted a punch in the room so that it is.
I will try to post to you all tonight but right now my tummy is grumbling waiting for my steamy hot bowl of oatbran.