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08-28-2006, 01:36 PM
:welcome3: to ~ One LB. Down and Plenty More To GO!

Old friends and New friends,

This thread is open to any and all ladies who have more than a "few" pounds to lose. We all know that if it's more than a "few" that it's gonna take sometime to get rid of it. And when you're in a certain place in your life for a while it's great to have some friends around that know exactly how you feel and know exactly what you're going through. Having support via family and friends is great and certainly a welcomed thought, but sometimes they just don't get it. We'll help encourage you through the down times, discourage you when the dieting alter ego wants to take over and then encourage you some more! Just jump in and make yourself at home. Let's try to live, love and laugh our "weigh" through this! :hug:

08-28-2006, 01:37 PM
A little about me:

I'm 28, married 5 years and a stay at home mom to a soon to be 5 yr. old girl. About one year ago I started to whimper, whine, and cry everytime I looked in the mirror. I knew that something had to be done but I was overwhelmed by how much I would need to lose and didn't know how I would start. So I set myself up that 2006 would be my year, it's all about me! I took the months before I started as a time to prepare myself mentally. I bought new running shoes (put them away), a water jug that measured the amount one is recommended to drink in a day (put it away), bought workout clothes (put them away). My husband thought I was crazy, I'm sure he was trying to put it in a round about way, nicely, that this was a waste of money cause as sure as heck nothing worked before. And truth be told I was nervous as heck about it myself. Whoever heard about someone scared to lose weight? or moreover letting everyone down again in another failed attempt. But this time was different, these things were my way of making a physical promise that I was serious. I was going to take the time to get more and more used to the idea that they will be a permanent part of my new life. Not long after that, January 2nd was rounding up pretty fast and I was prepared (mentally) but sadly I was also preparing all my best friends for a going away party. That's right, my boosom buddies...cookies, chips, pizza, KFC were all there to help send me off. I knew that I wasn't going to see them for a long while and strangely enough I was okay with that. A few nights after Christmas I was planning my trip down this weightloss trail, surfing online for a weight loss chart/tracker. It just so happen that I found one on a site called 3FC. Of course!! This was just what I was looking for! I couldn't have stumbled onto this at a better time. I could actually find support from women who was as serious as I was and would actually know what I was going through. The night before I started my journey I found a thread called "1 year/100lb. Buddy", was it even possible to get any better seeing that I had 109lbs. to lose and would love to have it happen in a year?!! It was a great thread and I met some really awesome ladies there, if it weren't for them I don't know if I could get this far, as you can see I am more than half way to my goal. But I've come to realize that there is no way that I'll lose 50 more pounds by Dec. 31st. I've also realized that putting a time limit on weight loss is setting yourself up for failure. Cause right about now I'm starting to feel frantic that I'm not meeting with my original idea. I figure that this is my life, not a race. I've gotten a good start on my weightloss and I've got plenty more to go. I'll live the time it takes to lose it one day at a time and as long as I try each day to do my best at bettering my health that's all that matters. I hope to continue on with the rest of my weightloss as I started. Meeting great motivators, supporters and inspirers and in turn to be all of that back to them. Who Wants to join me?

Just so you know that I'm not abandoning the thread that got me this far...I've invited my friends to come on over. I was the only original poster left and things were slowing down fast. I thought we needed a fresh start and some fresh faces to get things hopping again.

08-28-2006, 02:28 PM
My name is Robbin and I am following along with Tina from the 1 year/100lb Buddy thread. Just to let any newbie’s know Tina is great support.

A little about me, I have been married for 15 years and have 4 kids ages 14, 12, 6 and 5. When I found out I was pregnant with child #3 I was wearing a size 10 and very happy with my weight, after the birth of #3 I was a size 14 and ready to loose those extra pounds but……….it wasn’t that simple when he was 3 months old I found out I was pregnant with #4. After that pregnancy I was a size 18 and in a state of depression. I just didn’t care anymore I kept gaining and got myself up to at least a 20 but bought mostly stretch pants and oversized men’s t-shirts so I really do not know what size I was but I did weigh 276. NOT GOOD. In January of this year I started playing with the Idea to loose weigh and by March I had lost 9 pounds, not a bad start. In March I found a pair of my size 10 jeans and cried like a baby. But you know what I realized, I did this and I am the only one who can fix it. So I got serious about weight loss. I have so far lost 47 pounds. I have a ways to go but I will make it, and I am inviting everyone out there to join Tina and me for this life-changing journey. This can be fun or it can be a drag, I vote for fun what about everyone else?

Get n healthy
08-28-2006, 03:20 PM
Wow, seems like the place for me. I am a mother of 2 (13 year old boy, 7 year old daughter) married 14 years. I also have a history of weight issues. At my highest (nonpregnant) i was 308, i lost over 100 to get down to 193. Then had some personal issues and gained back up to 287. Very depressing. Then lost 30, only to gain most of it back, up to 284. So here i am. Down 14 pounds from 284 and feeling SO much better already. Its funny when you are losing weight how quickly you feel better once you add exercise. I didnt feel this good when i was gaining back up to my current weight.
Looking forward to getting to know you all.

08-28-2006, 04:12 PM
Hi Tina & Robbin!!! :wave: Nice to meet you, Stacy! I love your quote by the way, about losing 10 lbs 10 times! Kinda breaks it down to be more do-able!

Anyhow, I'm Shawn, and I, too, am moving here from the 1 yr/100lb club. As you can see from my Join Date of 2002, I've been riding this wave for a while. I always tell myself, "if I had just stuck with it in 2002.....". Somehow, this time feels different.

Anyhow, I'm 32 years old, an accountant, have been married for the past 5 years, and have twin girls that are almost 2 years old. I also have two stepkids that visit every other weekend, ages 10 and 16. When I was pregnant, I got up to around 250, and while breastfeeding got back down to around 210. However, I ended up with what is fondly referred to as "twin skin", which is the sagging loose belly skin. So I figured, in my backwards thinking, that it might look better if I filled it out. LOL. So I ended up back almost at 250, and was miserable. My joints ached, I was tired all the time, and so on... so now I'm back on my journey downwards, and will just have to learn to accept the twinskin. *sigh* Oh, the battlewounds of childbirth, right? :)

Anyhow, I'm sick today (left work early - have a nasty cough and just feel achy in general), so am gonna go crawl in bed now before I have to pickup the twinks. But just wanted to tell you ladies I found you, and I'm here!!! Talk to you girls later on!

08-28-2006, 04:15 PM
Hi guys, I want to join you. :) I've been overweight most of my life, but during my 2nd pregnancy, over 12 years ago, I weighed 300 lbs. For the next 11 years I avoided scales like they were the plague, even so far as not going to the doctor because I knew I would be weighed. Finally, in August of 2005, I HAD to go to the doctor and I found out I weighed 346. I was in shock!! For the next couple of weeks, I tried to decide how I could lose weight and finally decided to try somersizing, based on the Suzanne Somers books. I had tried it a few years prior and it worked until I quit following the plan. I decided to try it again. I was so certain I would fail that I told no one, except my husband, who I knew would wonder why I was eating differently. For the first few months, I had no idea if it was even working, since I didn't have scales that went past 300 lbs. I finally bought some scales that went up to 330 and they still didn't register, but eventually the weight started coming off and I could see it on my scales. I started walking for exercise in December. Since then, I've tweaked my diet so that I no longer somersize completely. I also count calories, but I still avoid sugar and white flour, rice, corn products. As of September 1st, it will officially be one year, down 110 lbs as of now. I want to lose at least 60 more lbs., possibly more when I see what that looks like.

I'm struggling lately mostly due to the fact that I was hoping losing weight would improve my marriage, and it doesn't seem to be doing so. In fact, we seem to be growing further apart lately. In the beginning DH was fairly supportive, but not so much anymore. :( I'm still hoping and praying things will turn around there.

I work full-time as a system admin, am married, with a 14yo DS and a 12yo DD. I enjoy reading, geocaching, and just spending time with my family. I look forward to getting to know you all!

08-28-2006, 05:11 PM
Hi everyone! My name is April and I am 19 years old. I have a five month old son, Maverick Ryan. He is the love of my life. I live happily with my mother, step father, almost two year old sister and 16 year old sister. My older sister lives with her one year old and her boyfriend. I have a father of course with a stepmother, step sister and they had a son about two years ago as well. I love my family and I couldn't be happier.

I went on my first weight loss journey the August that I became a senior. I said, this is my year and I'm going to do it. I did it!! I weighed 200 lbs and got down to about 160. I then got pregnant. I was upset at first b/c I'm so young. But, you move on from that after a month. I got very sick for the first two months and got down to 153 but I managed to gain about 40 lbs while pregnant. Maverick's father and I ate whatever we saw that we wanted. So, there was my problem.

Five months later, I have tried to lose the weight, but I looked at myself and said, April, you were so much happier when you could wear the cute clothes you always wanted and you just thought you were so beautiful. I am here at 3FC for support. I need it. Today is my first serious day. I have my son, school, job, and my boyfriend to fit into my day. I now have to find time to exercise. BELIEVE will be done. My goal is to get back to what I was before Maverick....160. Once I'm there, I can't wait to see how far I can go. I am inspired by your stories and all of you, I HOPE, will be part of my long, yet rewarding journey.

08-28-2006, 05:22 PM
Hi guys!!! I am also following Tina here from the other post, so will give some quick info on me too. I am 39 and determined to be below 200# by my 40th birthday which is December 29th of this year. I have about 40 pounds to go yet so we'll see but even if i don't make it i am healthier than i have been in years! My plan is Glycemic index and a combination of faith, exercise and everything else that has ever worked for me in the weight loss department in the past. I am married and have a daughter 6 and son 4.

For those of you following from the old post, i am changing my starting weight to my true max. Since we are starting fresh here i figured what the heck!!!

Robbin - I am all for the making this fun!! Glad to see you are following Tina too!

I can say to those of you who are not familiar with Robbin and Tina they can put a great lighthearted spin on things to keep the rough times from really getting you down!

Shawn - good to see you here too! Sorry you are feeling bad and hope you can kick it soon!

Jtammy - Nice to meet you!!! This has been a great support system for me so far and I think you will like it as well. Sorry to hear about the marriage troubles but glad that you are not letting it deter your personal goals of getting healthy!

Get - n - Healthy - good to meet you too! Actually I think i saw you on a completely different post not too long ago but nice to hear a little more info on you and look forward to getting to know you more! I hav ebeen queen of the 25# yo yo for years so am glad to be breaking free of that!

Well chicks time to get Amelia from the bus stop! Have a great evening! Erin

08-28-2006, 07:56 PM
Hi - another one coming from the 100lbs/ 1 year club - Tina - I think I was one of the original posters too!! I might not check in every day but I;m still here.

Anyway, I'm 33, in a LTR and mother to a five year old daughter.

I have always been chubby, veering between Uk size 14/16 (US 12/14) all my adult life. I did drop down to a 12 back in 1997 when I hit 140, although I was diagnosed with an overactive thyroid which had apparently helped me lose the weight. Since then I have gradually put it back on again. When I met my OH in 1999 I was about 170 and when I got pg in 2000 I was maybe 5 lbs heavier than that. I did drop all my pg weight and more, getting down to about 160 but it crept back up again. About two years ago my OH said something which changed my life. He said "You know, to lose weight, all you really need to do is eat what you want, when you want it."

BAD advice - I put on 30 lbs in about 6 months.

I had been studiously dashing out of shot every time someone got out a camera for some time but having seen the picture below from last Christmas when I didn't know I was in shot, I realised it was about time I did something about this.

So, I ate all my Christmas goodies up and decided 2nd January was my start date. I stepped on the scales and was stunned to see I was 15 stone 3 pounds (213 lbs) - I had thought maybe 14. I was just about still getting into my sizes 18s at that point and was on the point of having to start buying 20s.

My initial goal is to get back to the 140 I hit before, without the assistance of my now-normal thyroid this time. Then, depending on how I look and feel, I might try for 135 or maybe even 130.

I think the moment in my whole weight loss journey that has been most special to me is when my daughter could finally get both arms all the way round my waist and have her fingers meet at the other side.

08-28-2006, 10:23 PM
oooooh a new flashy thread.. LOVE IT !!!

I am a fairly new member of the 100 lbs/1 year club, so following all my online friends over here :D

Lately I have become famous for my "fly-bys" but I am really trying to find some ME time so that I can focus on losing the weight that I have put on over the past 5 years.

During 2000/01 I had lost approx 110 lbs. Unfortunately when I lost the weight all I dealt with were food issues and didn't deal with the mental aspect.... so all the weight is back and it is time to kick it to the curb once and for all !!!!

Looking forward to getting to know you all and taking this journey together :hug:

08-28-2006, 10:50 PM
Hi Ladies...My name is Cheryl I'm 53 and have been married for 34 years. I'm also an original poster from the 100 lb/1 year thread. I decided that 2006 was the year I was going to start taking care of ME. I was surfing the internet on New Years Eve and found 3FC's. I joined Weight Watchers and started posting on 3FC's on Jan 4th. My starting weight was 363, and so far I have loss 36 lbs. I take each day as it comes. I try to stay within my points and do some sort of exercise every day. I have always had a weight problem, and worked real hard to get down to 125 lbs my senior year in High School. Got married, and with the stress of military life, my husband always gone, pregancies and depression, the weight packed on. I have tried every diet out there, and have loss and gained hundreds of pounds. For some reason, this time is different. I couldn't of made it this far without the support and encouragement I have gotten from the wonderful ladies I met at 100lbs/1 year thread. I have two children, 7 3/4 grandchildren and two foster daughters. My hobbies are quilting, reading and listening to music. Posting my picture of me last May and one taken three weeks ago. Welcome to all the newbies. Look forward to getting to know you.

08-28-2006, 11:04 PM
New Digs...I like it!

I'm Michelle. I am from the 100/1 yr thread-following the rest of the bunch over. Hmmm...about me?? Well, I am 33, divorced, no kids, unless you count the cats-guess you could say I'm one of those "career gals". I am the Bursar at a University in the Chicagoland area, and have worked in Higher Ed for the last 13 years. I absolutely love what I do...

I need to lose about 150lbs. Honestly, I have been heavy my entire life, and have always been fine with that-I was always active, and my weight never really was an issue for me. However, I ended up getting sick last year with a combo of upper respiratory ailments caused by terrible allergies to mold, pollen, grass, etc...(gotta love summer!!) and also had some serious throat/vocal cord issues. My long-dormant asthma flared up because of it, and I just felt miserable-guess then I realized that my weight didn't help the situation any! Long and short of it is that I ended up on steroids for about 6months, gained a bunch of weight, and realized that I felt like an old shoe. I've been off the steroids for about 2 months now, and have slowly started getting back in the swing of things weight-loss wise! I'm a calorie counter, and try to stay around 1800/day. Last fall, I had lost about 40lbs, and felt great, but then ended up on the steroids, and gained it back and then some!

Anyway, looking forward to getting to know all of you...that said, my old friends know that this has been the summer from **** for me, and that school started I am beat! Friday can't get here quick enough...I'm full up on sob stories already-and it's only Monday!!!

Looking forward to getting to know everyone else!

Later gators!

08-29-2006, 12:32 AM
Wow, it's great to see some posts happenin' here!

Robbin, hey girl! Thanks for the compliment and you ain't no sloppy cheerleader yourself! :)

Stacy, welcome and nice to meet you! I agree exercise means everything when you're trying to lose weight. We all know how important it is to burn some extra calories.

Shyla, glad you came! I hope you're feeling better soon and up at it to kick some more butt. Remember to keep knotching away one pound at a time!

Tammy, welcome and nice to meet you too! Wow, you've done amazingly well!! You should be so proud of what you've accomplished. That is a amazing tally for one year. Kudos to you! Sorry to hear of your relationship woes, I hope things work out for you both.

April, welcome and nice to meet you too! You have a lot on your plate, but seem so determined. And with that determination you'll find great rewards. I'm with ya with regards to being albe to buy some cuter clothing. I love to shop, especially lately. I'm finding I have a lot more wants than needs..LOL!

Hey Erin! I'm glad you made it over too! I would have definitely used my starting weight from the time I began too. You gotta claim every pound you worked to so hard to get off. Thanks for the compliment by the way. I always look forward to your posts aswell, just so you know.

Robsia, I'm sure you'll be able to obliterate your new goal. You've done so well, and it's been so inspiring to see someone so close to their goal.

Hey Louie! Glad you're enjoying the new digs! You can definitely kick the weight to the curb and could you kick some of mine too?!! :)

Hey Cheryl! We have such a similar story about how we began our journey. 2006 is still our year! Woo Hoo!

Ryanmi, glad you made it too! When you say school started today, I gotta ask how your grandmother is doing. You said she had impecable(sp?) timing.

Well ladies, I had an alright day. I spent the first half finishing up painting on my fence. Boy am I glad that's over! Then we were invited out for dinner, luckily it was a fish dish. I tried to be good, but had bad! I hope it doesn't come back to bite me tomorrow. I really wanted to go for a walk around the neighborhood but got home too late. I think I'll be up and out early tomorrow to catch up on that.

Have a great nights rest and I'll see you tomorrow!


08-29-2006, 07:54 AM
Howdy Chicks!!! Quick post this am and then gotta run! Scale was up another pound this morning but i am really just not feeling right so thinking it may just be www. The new scale seems to be very accurate and i am defnitely liking that! I am not moving the ticker up yet until i get over whatever has me feeling so pyucky! Hope ya'll have a fabulous day and look forward to seeing everyone on this new thread!

08-29-2006, 07:58 AM
April - we must have posted at the same time yesterday and I just saw your post as i was scanning back through so just wanted to give a personal howdy and let you know what a wonderful support this has been for me and I am sure you will find it the same for you! Looking forward to getting to know you more! Erin

08-29-2006, 10:39 AM
Good morning ladies. Hope everyone had a good nights sleep and is ready for a new day. LOL I didn’t want to get up and would love to go home and back to bed, but………well that isn’t going to happen. I did really good on my calorie and fat gram intake yesterday but do not think I did very well at all on water intake. I walked 1 mile last night at the kids football practice and found that taking along my music really kept me pumped up the whole time. So far this morning I ate 2 pieces of whole wheat toast and 1 cup of grapes for breakfast so I guess you can say I am off to a good start.

Stacey – it is nice to meet you. From your introduction it sounds like you have lost weight in the past but gained it back. Yeah me too and that sucks but this time I am gonna keep it off. This is a journey to a new life for me. We can do this together.

Shawn – I am sorry you weren’t feeling well yesterday, hope today is better. Even though I did not have twins I have the excess skin you are describing, maybe it is from having 4 kids and my last two being so close together. Me and hubby have been talking and have decided that after I hit my goal weight I will give my body 1 more year to adjust and possible loose more then will get a tummy tuck. I have to start saving the money now but I think it will be worth it.

Tammy – I have read several of your post in the past and think you have made awesome progress on your weight loss. I am sorry to hear you are having marriage problems and will keep my fingers crossed that things work out for you. I am happy you are here in our new thread and look forward to getting to know you better.

April – now is a good time to start trying to regain your pre-pregnancy body. I wish I had waited only 5 months instead of 5 years. I know how things are to try to fit exercise into your life. I have a full time job 4 kids a house and family pets to keep up. My 3 boys play football and we are either going to a game or practice almost every night and trying to fit homework in there too. Last night I went walking during practice even though I just wanted to sit and relax and you know what, I felt much better for it. I know you might not want to give up a little of your relaxation time because it is so little but you will be happier if you do.

Erin – Glad you followed along too. I have found that one of the ways I can make this more fun is by adding music that I enjoy when I try to exercise. It seems to pep me up and get me going.

Robsia – I cannot wait till my little ones can wrap arms around me and touch fingers. That must be such a good feeling.

Louie – Make the Me time, you have to do it for you cause if you don’t, no one else will. You can do it.

Cheryl – Glad to see you here to, You can really tell in your face that you have lost. By the way it is nice to put a face with the name. You are a very pretty lady. Love the 7 ¾ grand children, how much longer till you have 8?

Michelle – I hope things get settled down now that school has started, I know you have been so busy and have had to deal with some real pain in the backside people.

Well ladies I must get to work now, but I will check back soon...............

Get n healthy
08-29-2006, 03:42 PM
Rrvmmm, Yes, i have lost weight in the past, (high of 308, low of 193) i could kick my own butt for gaining it back. The first time i lost it with diet pills and weight watchers. Guess what? Went off the diet pills, ate everything in site and gained it all back. This time, the weight loss is the good old fashioned way. I am really trying to just make it a new lifestyle and eliminate the word diet.

Also, like you, i want a tummy tuck after this whole ordeal is behind me. I know i am going to need one. After 2 c-sections and gallbladder surgery, not to mention i carry most of my weight in my gut, eccess skin is going to be a big problem. It was a problem last time i lost weight and i just wanted to get to goal first...unfortunately, i got close to goal but never actually got there. THis time, anywhere close to goal is good enough for a tummy tuck.

08-29-2006, 05:47 PM
Hey girls! Just a quick fly-by! (I sound like Louie! haha)

I'm still coughing my head off. I went to doc yesterday & I have an upper respir. tract infection. I got 3 prescriptions, so I'm hoping to quit coughing VERY soon! It's driving me nuts! I've come home from work early yesterday & today... can't keep doing that!

My hips are aching today. Don't know if it's from the coughing, or losing weight or what exactly. But owie! Moan.

Ok. Will type more later, once I get to feeling better. *hugs*

08-29-2006, 10:57 PM
Evening Ladies...It's been a very hectic day again. I can't wait for the long weekend to get here. I was up early and had to take the FD to the doctors. Forgot about road construction on the interstate, so made it with five minutes to spare. We were in and out within a half hour and had her back to school before school started for the day. Had to get home and see how my hubby was doing. He is still the same and can't wait for therapy to start tomorrow. I have Weight Watchers tomorrow and I really don't expect any changes this week, which is my fault with slipping here and there. It's all going to change by next week, it back to being focus, focus, focus like I was when I started in January.

Ryanmi...Oh the joys of having to deal with college students. Just think, tomorrow is half way to Friday and the long weekend for you to relax and put your feet up.:D

Tina...You are such a busy lady. Your yard/house I know looks great with all the hard work you have put into it this summer. Did you get you walk in?

Erin...Hope you are feeling better tomorrow and the fairy fat mother pays you a visit.:hug:

Robbin...Great job getting a 1 mile walk in while the boys were at practice.:carrot: Thanks for the complement. I always loose in the face and boobs first. I have gone down one size in my tops and one cup size in my bras. Unfortuately, my hips/belly are the last to show weight loss. My new grandson is due Oct 31st.

Stacy...I also loss weight with diet pills, but like you gained it all back plus more. I could just kick myself for quiting weight watchers three years ago. I thought I could do it on my own, which I can't. But we can't dwell on the what if's! I'm going to be dealing with excess skin as well, but I'm working out with toning ropes and I do notice that I'm firming up. Haven't decided if I want a tummy tuck at my age, time will tell.

Shawn...Hope you are feeling better.:hug: Get plenty of rest if you can, and drink lots of water.

Well chickies, it's getting late and I need to get things ready for tomorrow.


08-29-2006, 11:28 PM
Hi all,

Thanks so much for the warm welcome.

April, I hope your first day went well. You are in the best place for support. I love 3FC and I know I will love this thread as well.

Erin, I would love to get below 200 lbs by the end of the year also. Hopefully, we'll get there together on schedule. I turn 40 on December 18th, and realistically, I don't think I'll make it by then, but maybe two weeks later on January 1st.

Robsia, I wish it was as simple as what your OH said. I'm afraid that eating what I wanted when I wanted it got me into big trouble. Of course, I do eat more often now, and better foods, but it's not quite the same thing. I know having DD's arms around your waist was worth all of the hard work.

Louie, Hope you find some ME time soon. In the meanwhile, I look forward to your fly-bys. Somedays that's all I'll have time to do too.

Hi Cheryl, I love the picture at Crater Lake. We were at Diamond Lake, just 30 miles north of Crater Lake in March and there was about 5 feet of snow on the ground. Too much to continue to drive over to Crater Lake. DH's family live in OR, so hopefully we'll get back to Crater Lake next trip if the weather holds. Is the 3/4 grandchild one on the way?

Michelle, I hope the remainder of the week is easier than Monday, but I'm guessing with school starting, you'll continue to have a busy week. I'm also a calorie counter, although I avoid sugar and white flour also. Do you use one of the online counters like Fitday or CalorieKing?

Hi Tina, Hope you got the walk you wanted this morning. Morning's are the best time for me to exercise. If I don't do it as soon as I wake up, it's hard to find time later to do it. Thanks for your kind words, by the way.

RRVMMM, I agree with what you said to April about exercise. I feel so much better when I take time for exercise. Even if I have to give up something for it. Lately, I've been giving up having a house as clean as I wish, but I figure that's not as important as getting healthy.

Get n healthy, I know I'll have lots of excess skin on my tummy when I'm at goal. I keep watching shows like Plastic Surgery Before and After and wondering if I'll be brave enough. It's also just so expensive and I'm so cheap, I don't know if I could spend that much. :) (But I think I'd like to try...)

Shyla, I hope you get to feeling better soon. :hug:

DH and I had a long talk last night and are both committed to fixing the problems that we've been having recently. He told me how proud he was of the weight loss, so I hope to have his support again. Nothing worth having is ever easy is it, but we'll get through it. I was on plan all day UNTIL my DD brought her trail mix in and my hand went into the bag too many times. I have no idea how to count that in fitday, so I'll have to estimate. I always try to over estimate, figuring that I'll still probably err on the side of eating too much. Luckily, I had some calories left for the day, but probably not THAT many. Take care everyone!

08-30-2006, 12:24 AM
Evening ladies! Had a pretty good day. It was beautiful morning and after the rain we had lastnight it made it nice and cool to walk this morning. It's 9pm and I'm contemplating if I should go out again. I'll never get that scale to move sitting on the couch! Last nights dinner didn't bite me this morning but I'm still not quite reaching my pre-weigh in of 215 before my holidays and I plan on keeping that ticker the way it is, it's making me want to try harder.

Erin, there's too much of that WWW going around. It must be contagious and we need to get the resident sodium soaker out and about. On the other hand, I'm glad to know that you're happy with the scale you've just bought. At least there is one silver lining! ;)

Robbin, kudos to you fitting in a walk during practice! I know you had to feel so accomplished after. And you've gotten off to a great start this morning.

Stacy, sure makes you want to stomp on whoever came up with diet pills in the first place doesn't it. There's nothing about pills that teach how to be healthy and keep off the weight you do lose. I'm glad you're feeling postive about it this time, the final time! You go girl!

It's a bird, it's a it's Super Shyla! Hey girl, I hope your medication kicks in real soon. A nagging cough is such a pain in the arse! Take care!

Cheryl, you say I'm busy?! Look in the mirror! LOL! We'll get back on course very soon. My daughter starts kindergarten next tuesday and I'm so looking forward to some normalcy around here. Things should start to be a little quieter until I start running the mill that is! :D

Tammy, I totally agree...morning is so much better to get your exercising done. I posted a little tidbit of info on the other thread a while back explaining that if you exercise at least 20 minutes before eating breakfast that you'll burn better and more calories than if you waited to do it later in the day. Reason being that your body is looking for the energy to burn to function the exercise that it has to go to it's reserves and not what you just ate.

I best be going, have a great rest ladies! See you tomorrow!


08-30-2006, 10:23 AM
Good morning ladies, just a quick check in, I don't have time for any personals. It is very busy time at work with it being fiscal year end and I have a dump truck load of paperwork on my desk.

Yesterday I stayed on plan very well and got in a short walk (1/2 mile) during football practice, didn't get in 1 mile because of it being back to school night for my 2 older kids and had to be there. But even with staying on plan and fitting in a short walk the scales are up again. My ticker says 229 and the scales this morning said 232. I am hoping it is just Water Retention, my hands are all puffy and I can not get my rings off. I know it is probably because I have sluffed off on my water intake the past couple of days. I plan on drinking at least 100 ounces today. I have gotten off to a really good start with 1 cup of oatmeal and 2 small plums for breakfast, not sure about lunch but I am gonna have Pasta Parmesan with crab for dinner. It is very low calorie and fat.

Well ladies I had better get my rear in gear and get some work done. Hopefully I will make it back later today for a check in.

08-30-2006, 10:46 AM
Good Morning Ladies - just popping in to say hello before I head off to work. Hope you all have a great Wednesday :)

08-30-2006, 01:56 PM
Fly-by Louie... LOL

Hey ladies... I'm feeling MUCH better today. Still coughing some, but not NEAR as much, and just have more energy in general.

The scale has only hit that 232 shown on my ticker once, and it's been steady at 233 since then. I know it's because I haven't been able to work out cuz I've been sick, plus the weight loss slows down after the first 10 or so... so I'm being patient & staying on track. Ready to get back to my workouts, though. (imagine that! who'da thunkit?)

Actually, today I had my first BIG NSV!!! Somebody brought Krispy Kreme donuts to work, and I peeked in the box, and thought to myself "YUCK". !!!!!!!!!!!! Who is this person, and what happened to Shawn?!!! I NEVER thought I'd say that!!! It caught me pretty well off guard!

Okay, ladies, well I need to finish my lunch & head back to work. Lots to do, since I've been off two 1/2 days now.

TTYL! *hugs* :hug:

Get n healthy
08-30-2006, 02:12 PM
RRVMMM-Dont you just hate for the scale to act that way, when you are acting right? Mine is doing the same thing. UP 3 pounds since weigh in day. I still have two days to make it right, so today i am drinking water like a fish, since i am already doing well with eating AND exercise...cut a girl some slack already Mr. Scale.

Shyla-Hope you feel better soon. Respiratory infections can really mess with your exercise routine. If i exercise when i am like that i end up having a coughing fit. Not to mention, your energy level is in the basement. Get well soon honey.

Cheryl- I could kick myself too for quitting WW. Woulda, shoulda, coulda though i guess. About firming up, my arms and stuff look fine when i lose weight but probably 90% of my weight is in my way that skin is going back to normal...too stretched for too long.

JTammy-The price of a tummy tuck will be the main problem for me too. I only hope i can do something so that i can reward myself with it, when the time comes. So glad you and DH are talking things through. Marriage is hard. Anything is possible with communication and respect, especially if there is still love for one another. Talking about the trail mix, dont you just hate that few extra hand fulls....i do that with cashews...i cant eat just a hand just keeps going back, til i end up with about 300 extra calories for the day and boy do those things have the fat. I have gotten to where i dont even have them in the house anymore. Plus like you were saying with the trail mix, not knowing how to count it. I had to do the exact same thing with a thai lunch i had yesterday. NO CLUE how many calories. It was chicken and a very small portion....I guessed high, but who knows.

Hope you all are having a good day. Mine is nerve racking. Lots of stress here at work. PLus a thin new bimbo that likes to show off her breasts and lower back tatoo...did someone say "inappropriate and tacky"? She applied at hooters but took a job here instead, lucky me. I want to tell her "we dont sell hot wings here, we sell phone systems, how bout you dress like you sell phone systems?" Maybe i am just jealous that she has it and flaunts it but she is also after my office. Scary and stressful. This is where stress eating comes in...not this time around though. Hopefully i can go home tonight and my garage will be cool enough for me to workout on the elliptical and take all my stress out through exercise. Dang i am sick of this heat...where the heck is fall? Certainly not in the south.

Gotta get back to work.

Get n healthy
08-30-2006, 02:14 PM
Shyla, we posted at the same time i think. GOOD FOR YOU for passing up that Krispy cremes, wow. DOnt you wish our scale recognized all the food we passed up...not just the food we dont pass up. ha ha.

08-30-2006, 03:54 PM
Hey everybody! I am glad to have found this thread. Thanks Tina for inviting me over. I just turned 29. I started on this weight loss journey on January 30, 2006, weighing 278 lbs, and as of my last weighing, I was 235 lbs. I want to lose an extra 70 lbs to get to 165 by next June. Looking forward to some mutual support!

08-31-2006, 12:07 AM
Evening Ladies...Another busy day and the rest of the week will be the same. Today was my weigh-in day at WW and I was up 2 lbs.:( I refuse to change my ticker since I don't plan being at this weight for long. My friend and I decided to change from counting points to doing the core plan. I did that for dinner tonight and I was very satisfied.:D Had a veggie burger, saute broccoli/mushrooms with cooking spray and a cup of grapes. Will see how the week goes.

Tammy...I'm I grew up in Ashland, Oregon and spent many summers at Diamond Lake. Yes we have a new grandson due Oct 31st. So glad to hear you and hubby had a long talk and are working things out.I've been there, so I know what you are going through. We are hear for you.:hug:

Tina...I thought things would slow down once school started, but I'm busier than ever!!! I can't wait for the long weekend to get here so I can stay HOME!!! Your daughter is going to have such a fun year, and so will you.

Robbin...Great job on getting your walk in. The scale will move, it's just being stubborn. Dinner sounds real yummy.

Louie...Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, It's Louie!!! Hope you had a great day!

Shawn...Congrats on saying NO to the donuts!!! Glad to hear you are feeling better.

Stacy...Hope the garage was cool enough for you to get a workout in.:carrot: The bimbo, I'd take her aside and tell her to dress appropriately. Who wants to look at boobs hanging out and lower back tatoo's? YUK!!

Kreen...:welcome: Look forward to getting to know you. You've done Awesome so far!!!

Well girl's I need to get myself to bed. Hope you all have a wonderful evening.


08-31-2006, 12:25 AM
Hey ladies - Just a quick pop-in before bed. I am feeling SO much better today. Actually got alot done at work & around the house tonight, too! Yay! Still probably won't work out for a few days at least, though. Don't want to push my body too hard, so I don't get sick again.

Cheryl ~ you'll have that 2 pounds back off in no time! Drink lots of water! Good luck on core.

Kreen - HI! I think you might have PM'd me recently? You and I are VERY close to the same weight/goals. Will be nice to do this together! I like your user name, btw. Does it mean something?

Stacy - No stress eating!! Or if you DO, then maybe just on lite popcorn. hehe. Hope you were able to get your workout in tonight! I love the elliptical machine! I try to do it 3 times/week at the gym for 30 mins. I'm getting better at it! You should move that thing inside, where it's cooler! hehe

Robbin ~ glad to hear you got a quick walk in anyhow. Keep doing that, and the scale will follow!

Tina - glad you had a good day, with a nice walk. Maybe even two walks?!

Tammy - glad to hear things are improving on the marriage front. You are the geocacher, right? I spent like an hour after I read that trying to figure out what it is! When my DH got home, I told him I wanted a GPS system! That looks like SO Much fun! I even found a website with some listed here in my area... there's several! Maybe one of these days!

Erin - glad to hear your new scale is treating you right! hehe

Michelle - where are you at? Hope all is well!

Louie - how's that "time for yourself" coming along? Hope to hear more from you soon!

Robsia - Where are you, girlie? You can tell SUCH a difference in your pictures! Way to go!!! What an inspiration!

April - hope you are doing well! Check in soon!

Okay ladies... better head to bed (after I surf a few more posts hehe). Anyhow, have a great Thursday, and I hope to hear from all of you soon! :hug:

08-31-2006, 01:52 AM
Evening ladies, or night depending where you are. I did infact go out for a second walk lastnight. Was a little nervous seeing it had already gotten dark and in the newer development their street lights aren't lit up yet. But I made it round and home okay. I was so okay that I had to make another round this morning. Wow! And after all that I'm am still hanging 2lbs. over 215. Yuck! I didn't venture out this evening, it's 10:30 now and I'm not about to try. I kept myself busy cleaning bathrooms, dusting, vacuuming and all the other lovely household chores today so I feel that may add up.

Robbin, I hope you had a big guzzler today to fit in all that water. Knowing you I'm sure it was highly possible. You far out do me in the water department. And with that great start to a awesome yummy sounding dinner I hope the scales cooperate for you tomorrow.

Hi Louie, hope you had a good day also!

Shyla, great to know you're feeling a lot better today. I can feel some pep emulating off the post. Great job getting turned off of Krispy Kremes. I had a similar experience yesterday. I went to the park with my daughter and there was a "larger" lady sitting at a picnic table, smoking and eating a big bag of chips. I thought to myself, that used to be me, handcuffed to a bag of chips and watching instead of getting involved. I was so glad at that moment that I had moved passed that part of my life to where I can now enjoy healthful foods and being active with my daughter. I was imagining each chip going down and adding on to the already "big" problem..turned me off right then and there.

Stacy, does your office not have an appropiate dress code? Nobody wants boobs flashed in their all day long. That's almost as bad as seeing those thongs sticking up passed their pants. Yuck! I hope you're able to work off that stress on the elliptical, it's worth the agression...hehe!

Kreen, nice to see you! Glad you decided to join us. I'm sure you'll find some great support here.

Cheryl, I've got two pounds, you've got two pounds...lets get together and lose those pounds. Let's go...times a wastin'. Sorry, still got the Johnny Cash movie fresh in mind...LOL! I hope your new plan works like dynamite for you!

I'm off to bed to get ready face another fine day tomorrow. Hope you all have a great rest!


08-31-2006, 07:51 AM
Morning glories!!! :hug: Well the scale is back down from 241.0 to 239.4 this morning, still not quite to the first day on the new scale but getting there. I have decided to stop taking one of the supplements i was taking and see if that makes a difference, seems like things started going down hill shortly after i added that. Have to say though, new scale has shown no signs of possession :D , and what a good feeling that is to be able to get on the scale and say "that is what i weigh" not "let me average the next 5 times and guess at where i really am!"!! Spent some time trying on some clothes here at home and a couple at walmart last night and the size range of a 20 garment amazes me. Came across some skirts and stuff from the late 80's and early 90's and an 18 held to an 18 bought in the last few years, whew what difference!!! Seemed like about two inches smaller at the waist 20 years ago! :dizzy: just doesn't seem fair, whatever happened to consistency! Anyway, got on some things i have not been able to wear in years and that was nice.

Shawn - Glad to hear you are feeling better and a huge wooohoooo on the passing up krispy kreme's that is a tremendous accomplishment!!!! just think with attitude like that and starting back on your exercise you will be moving that ticker down soon!!!

Cheryl - I missed what is going on with hubby somehow, what kind of therapy, you know as a PT myself i have to be nosey!

Jtammy - how cool we will both tbe 40 this year and will both be working for the same thing. As the days tick by and my body seems to be possessed it looks harder and harder to do it by the 29th but we are going to keep working like there is no other option!!! Glad to hear you and hubby are on the mend, marriage is hard work!!!!

Robbin - I don't know how you keep up with the schedule you have girl, it wears me out jsut reading it!! I know what you mean about adding music, i have an MP3 player i need to take it to the elliptical with me the next time! Good job on the walking by the way, multitasking can do wonders for you! I am feeling your pain on the WWW and if you figure out a way to get rid of it let me know!!!!

Stacy - I agree totally with the eliminate the word diet theory, just gets you into too much trouble! In order to be successful at this long term we really do need to make a LIFESTYLE change, but when life is what got you here in the first place it is really hard! I worry about loose skin too and have surgery planned in the back of my mind but reality may be a whole nother ball game!!! I guess i will see where i am when i finally get the majority of this weight off! Hate you are having such conflict at work, since we spend a large part of the day there that can be exhauting! I love your description of the girl, i can picture her perfectly and have dealt with a few like that over the years, yeah i think she is overly flaunting and more than innapropriate for a business situation!! My experience has been it usually bites them in the little butt they like to flaunt so much!!!

Tina - glad to hear you are so dedicated to plan again! I am jealous of your cool weather although i have to say it has been a nicer day here than usual. Much less humidity at the moment. I am really liking the new scale just not what it is saying at the moment. I am really contemplating taking some of my prescription water pills again but wonder if some of this is rebound from the last time. Will probably give it till the weekend and then go from there!

FLYBYLouie at it again, hope you can stay longer soon!!!

Kreen - hey girl i got your pm and just haven't made the time to reply, will do that asap, glad to see you here you will love this group!!!! wonderfully supportive people all in the same boat!

Well ladies i am off to tackle the day, lots going on here today so need to get at it! Hope you have a wonderful day!

08-31-2006, 10:42 AM
Good morning ladies gonna do some fast personals then off to work.

Tammy Ė I had to laugh when you said you had to give up your house being as clean as you wish to get in exercise, I had to give up having a house as clean as I wish because I can not keep up with the messes that 4 kids 1 husband 1 house dog and 2 cats make. But I am walking at every football practice now so I do feel much better.

Shawn Ė WEIGHT TO GO , passing on krispy kremeís, doughnuts are a hard one to pass on, just like that huge pan of German chocolate cup cakes sitting that a guy brought to work this morning and is sitting on the table just outside of my office door, but I will be strong, I will ignore them.

Stacy Ė Donít you just hate those thin bimboís that like to show it all off at work. Ya know there is a time and a place for that and work is not it unless you are a stripper. Good luck on keeping your office and ya know you could always slip a laxative in her coffee or coke.

Kreen Ė Welcome to the group:hug: you will love it here these ladies are great.

Cheryl Ė Do not move the ticker, but I have a challenge for you if you are up to it. Lets see if we can get back to what our ticker says by next weekend, lets say September 9th. That gives us 1 week and 2 days. Lets work extra hard for 1 week and see how far we can get. Actually Why not make it a challenge for everyone, lets see how well we can all do in 1 week. Lets all work really hard this next week but do not weigh every day wait till Saturday morning to see your results. What do ya all say? A 1 week challenge to do our best, to exercise as much as possible and eat as healthy as we can, then report the results on Saturday September 9.

Tina Ė When you finish with all that house work at your house be sure to stop by mine, it is a mess. Actually I did not get as much water as I wanted yesterday, I only drank about 90 ounces, I am gonna do better today.

Erin Ė You will be surprised what the music will do for you, it really keeps me going and adds a little extra hip hop to my walking. The only thing I can figure to do about the WWW is chug chug chug water and that is what I am trying to do today. I guess you just get used to the hectic-ness (is that a word) but I do wish for a slow down sometimes.

Ok so these personals were not so fast but oh well. The scales were back down 1 pound this morning and today I am shooting for 150 ounces of water intake so maybe I will flush out some more pounds. I had the filling to a Low Fat Low Cal breakfast burrito with 2 pieces of dry toast for breakfast and will have a salad with Kraft Light Done Right 3 Cheese Ranch Dressing for lunch, I donít know what I will do for dinner cause it is practice night again but I will get in another walk.

Well better get to work, check back later.

08-31-2006, 10:44 AM
Morning Gals !!!

Glad to see the board so active, sounds like everyone is doing really well.

In an attempt to get my butt in gear I am wondering if anyone would be up to a challenge ???

With Halloween 2 months away I thought that maybe we could all set ourselves a mini goal to achieve by then. The goal could be anything you lose # lbs, exercise for # hours, etc. We could put our goal in our signature and all encourage one another to meet it.

Anyone up for that ?!?!?!? Have a think about it and we could get started on September 1st ??

Well I best get a move on and get to work. Have a great day ladies :hug:

Get n healthy
08-31-2006, 11:38 AM
Good morning ladies. Hope you all had a good night. Mine was full of stress and tears. It is going to be a death match between me and bimbo. By the end of the day i had been told i was being laid off. I love to lose MY office to someone thinner and i need therapy. So i cried and cried, thinking she would watch me pack up and just be chomping at the bit to get MY office. Well this morning, apparently the VP had a talk with the head honcho...i dont know what was said, but i am back in the game again. So we are neck and neck, Stacy-1, Bimbo-0. And i didnt even binge, despite the stress, i exercised through it all.

Cheryl-That sucks you are up 2 pounds but that just makes for a REALLY good week next week. Usually when i am a couple up i end up losing 4 lbs the next is just hard to deal with that one week of being up. I will probably have the same problem tomorrow morning at my weekly weigh in and like you, i already decided i was NOT going to move that darn ticker...cause like you said, it sure wont be at that weight long. Oh and about Bimbo- the office manager pulled her aside to discuss her attire and she actually went to the head boss and cried saying that office manager had really hurt her feelings. She didnt know her shirt was cut that low. So of course, head boss thinks with the wrong head and took bimbos side and office manager got chewed out for making "new girl feel unwelcome". Whatever. Just for the record, she wore an equally low shirt the following day as well. Should we all chip in and buy her a mirror so she can see just how low that shirt is?

Shyla-So glad to hear you are feeilng better.

Tina-My poor ellipitical caught torment yesterday. ALL that frustration and anger came out through exercise, not eating. HOORAY for me. I pumped my resistence way up and i was going to town on that thing, like the wicked witch of the west on her bicycle. We have a small office, so we have never really had a need for an official dress code. Our boss is KNOWN for getting priorities of cute chic versus business confused though. He is the stuff sitcoms are made of.

Elem-I am hoping chic does get bit on the butt she likes to flaunt to much. OOOHH i cant stand her. Very good way of putting it.

Robin-OH MY GOSH. I LOVE your attitude and idea...the laxitives are PERFECT. Well she applied at Hooters, so stripper is close. She is for sales, so i keep wanting to say, "Honey, why do you dress like you sell hot wings, when we clearly sell phone systems." ALso, i love your everybody weigh in on saturday idea. Count me in.

Louie-i am up for a halloween challenge.

Do you all ever drink hot tea? I have been drinking it alot lately cause the warmth of it makes me feel full longer and i heard it is good for weight loss. It seems like whenever i drink the hot tea i do lose weight faster and my stomach just feel better. Just wondering if anyone has noticed tea helping.

08-31-2006, 12:28 PM
Morning all,

A quick question to anyone - What is www - I guess something water weight, but I wanted to be sure.

Shyla, I'm glad you're feeling better today. Oh I love krispy kremes. I know I shouldn't say that on a weight loss board but I do. ;) Of course, I haven't had any for at least a year, so maybe I'll someday find out I don't like them anymore. That's a BIG NSV. Geocaching is fun. I'm glad you found some in your area. You might also be interested in letterboxing It's similar to geocaching, except you don't need the GPS to do it. It's an old fashioned treaure hunt. There aren't a lot in Mississippi but when we travel we find lots in other areas. DH had knee surgery the end of July and he's not able to walk without his crutches yet, so we haven't been able to go lately. When he's fully healed I can't wait to start back.

Stacy, I do better not having food in the house also. In fact, DD was supposed to keep the trail mix in her room (hidden), and somehow it ended up in the living room, and well, you know the rest. I don't think it was too extraordinarily bad. The main ingredient is wheat chex cereal (it's a homemade thing) and although the cereal has more sugar than I would normally eat, it isn't off the charts. LOL at your hot wings comment. I don't want to see co-workers showing their boobs. Yuck. We don't have fall weather exactly, but this morning it was in the 60s. The high today is only in the 80s, so we are enjoying a little cool front. Hope you're getting some of it. Edited because I just read your new post. OMG, I'm glad you're back in the game again at work. Wow, this woman sounds like poison. Good for you for not letting the stress make you binge and for working out your frustration on the elliptical.

Welcome Kreen. I'm new to this thread also, but I know I'll enjoy being here. Everyone is so friendly. :)

Cheryl, Sorry that the weigh-in wasn't what you wanted to see. I don't change my ticker either when it goes up, because I know in a few days it will drop back down again, just like yours will. I weigh everyday so I'd have to change it everyday, since my weight fluctuates from day to day. I'm looking forward to the long weekend also.

Tina, It's great to hear you talk about how you're in a different part of your life now, being more active with your daughter and enjoying healthy foods. I regret that my kids are now almost teenagers and i wasn't as active a Mom with them as I should have been. But that's in the past and I can't change it. I am changing the present and the future. Good for you for doing that while you daughter is younger.

Hi Erin, My scales are the "weigh five times and take an average" also. I think the problem is more my bathroom floor than the scales. My floor isn't level and depending where I put the scale, it reads differently. So I have to remember to line it up with this particular tile to be consistent. :) I've read about how clothing manufacturers keep making clothing bigger and putting a smaller label on it (vanity sizing) now, and it sounds like you have the proof in your hands. Isn't it a nice feeling to able to get into smaller clothing!!

Robbin, Just continue to keep ignoring the cup cakes. That german chocolate icing is evil :devil: It's great that you're squeezing the walking in during football practice. I'll join you on the challenge. I've been pretty good lately, but there is always room for improvement, and the long weekend needs extra vigilance to stay on plan.

Hi Louie, I'm thinking about what I could do for Halloween challenge. I'll come up with something. I'll have a couple of weeks of travel in October where I won't have a lot of food choices, so I may do a number of minutes exercise challenge.

Nothing new or exciting to post. I stayed up too late last night watching Project Runway, so I didn't get up in time to exercise this morning. DS doesn't have band practice today, so he said he would go and walk (well he runs and I walk) after supper tonight. The weather is beautiful today. High eighties, low humidity and it's supposed to stay this way through the weekend. Yayyyy!Have a great day!

08-31-2006, 05:07 PM
Hi Girlies -- I found your NEW group, and just wanted to stop in and say HI to everyone!;) :D I like all of the pictures of all of you and everyone is doing so good -- GREAT JOB!!!:grouphug: There are many new ladies here, and hello to all of you too!:hug:

08-31-2006, 05:24 PM
Hello everybody and thanks for the warm welcome! Already loving this thread. Happy to have one "anchor" thread as i have none so far, lol. Tried the 20 something for a while, then the 100 lbs club, but I just never got settled into one group I guess.

Shyla-My username is just my name (Karine) spelled differently.
Tina and Robyn thanks for the welcome too!

I am doing well, resting from exercise today, and will weigh tomorrow after not having done so in 8 days.Will let you know how it goes. I am hoping for a good loss,

Get n healthy
08-31-2006, 08:58 PM
Hey Kreen- welcome. My weigh in is tomorrow too. If my scale is not nice in the morning then saturday becomes weigh in day and NO splurge meal or special friday treat for me. I wish us both good news on the scales.

08-31-2006, 11:52 PM
Just a quick check in... no time for personals right now. I just wanted to let you guys know that I may not be around much until after the holiday weekend. My dad, stepmom, and grandparents are coming to stay with us on Sat & Sun, and then my inlaws will be here on Monday... all from out of town. So tonight I grocery shopped, tomorrow I try to finish cleaning, and then will be entertaining for the next 3 days. Its the first time my grandparents have ever been to our house, so am excited for them to see it, but want it to be clean! Of course, everyone is really just coming to see the twins. LOL.

Anyhow, I'll try to pop in late at night if I have time... but I'll eventually be back when things slow down again next week.

Take care, gals!

09-01-2006, 12:08 AM
Wow, it's great to see this place so active! I had a pretty good day not much to report. Sadly I didn't make it out to walk morning or evening, it has been wet. But I will be catching up tomorrow. I want to stay as close to "on project" as I can. Seeing that this weekend is the last long weekend before school officially starts I think I'm going to join up with my sister and go camping. And camping for me can be a disaster area! As long as I can keep focus I think I'll pull through.

Erin, at least the scale at least a little cooperating this morning and I'm sure you'll have it fully functioning to the numbers you want it to display as soon as that WWW jumps off your back. I love fitting back into some old clothes that were outgrown...puts everything into perspective of why we're doing this. Good for you! I know that had to feel amazing.

Robbin, you can count me in for that week challenge. It'll get my butt back in gear to start this whole thing back in motion. Especially after camping I may need it! The whole not weighing for a week could prove to be a little difficult for me. ((biting finger nails))

Louie, I have to wonder lately what I'm capable of since I've been staring at the same #'s on the scale for months. I'm the only one to blame for that and time to make myself accountable. Be interesting to see what others may set, I'll think about it and make a new ticker next week.

Stacy, wow..this bimbo is really causing some havoc on you. It's a good thing that you're able to work that stress out in exercise. Such a good thing! As hard as it may be to realize as least she's giving you something outta all this, some kick butt exercise sessions. ;) With regards to the tea I found it helped me eliminate a lot of "water", if you catch my drift!

Tammy, I'm pretty happy with how things are turning out lately. My daughter talks about health and exercise as if it's a normal part of living now. LOL! She even takes part sometimes when I do my biggest loser workout dvd...lets just say she's better at the jumping jacks than I am! LOL! Hope you were able to fit that walk in this evening.

Hi Michelle! Glad you stopped by, don't be a stranger!

Kreen, it's nice to know that you feel comfortable enough here to call it your anchor thread. I'm glad you're finding what you need. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you to have a good weigh in tomorrow...good luck!

Have a great night ladies, I'll see you tomorrow!


09-01-2006, 12:11 AM
Shyla, we must have posted at the same time. Sounds like you'll be having a house full. Enjoy your family! Hope to see you when you get a chance!

09-01-2006, 10:27 AM
Morning Gals and TGIF !!

Just a quick fly by for me this morning before I head out the door to work. I will definately take some time this weekend to go back and read all the posts and get caught up !!

Hope you all have an enjoyable friday :)~

Get n healthy
09-01-2006, 10:57 AM
Hey gals, Good scale news. I am down 1.8 this week. I was REALLY nervous about this week. I have done well all week but the scale didnt reflect that til this morning and with all the stress, i just didnt know what to expect.

I also have a couple of NSV. I have a shirt that i wear over a sleeve less shirt, it has always fit UNbuttoned, but never been able to button around my hips/bottom of my gut (my widest area). This morning i put it on and IT BUTTONED and it wasnt even a tight button. WOOOHOOO. Then a lady at work that i dont even talk to much told me should could really tell i was losing weight. Its great to hear it from people who know your losing weight but when someone tells you that doesnt even know your trying...that is an awesome feeling.

I wanted to thank all of you for helping me deal with bimbo all week. I know it is a bit off topic but i am SO reactionary. Usually i would have been knee deep in icecream and chocolate right now, i chose a different tack this time around with exercising instead of eating. Thank you all so much for your guidance and support. The soga still continues with bimbo but at least i feel i have learned how to react a different way that i did in the past. Boy, the stress sure gave my elliptical some abuse this week.

Tammy-I do the same thing with my scale at home. It will vary by up to 4 pounds. I dont know if it is how i stand on it or the floor but geeze, it can sure make you want to pull your hair out. I weighed 3 times this morning, ranging from losing 2 pounds to even gaining 2 pounds. I went and paced around the house wondering what to do. THen i decided, okay, the next weight is what i am going with. So luckily it was the exact same weight as the first time i weighed. So i went with that one. I dont know what WWW stands for either but i think you are right about it being something water weight.

Michelle-Hello. This is a great group. Look forward to losing weight with you.

Shyla-Hope you have a good visit with your family. And try to stay strong during the visit. I know when my inlaws come to town, its lots of treats for the kids and going out to eat with the family. Temptation is hard for me at a resturant.

Tina-Camping for me can be VERY good or VERY bad. Smores=bad. Lots of hiking=good. I have been thinking of taking the kids and hubby to a cabin on the lake instead of camping. I think if i can stay away from the camp fire, i can do without the smores while still getting to enjoy nature. I am just not strong enough yet to say no to smores when i KNOW my kids would make 500 of them.

Everybody buckle down and think healthy for the weekend. THis is my hardest part of the week...especially with a cookout day on monday.

09-01-2006, 11:24 AM
Ok just a quick pop in for me for now but I will be back later.

I did really well on eating and getting in some good exercise yesterday. I forgot about not weighing till next saturday and got on the scales this morning and they still say 231.

You girls are right about WWW having to do with water weight. WWW stands for Wierd Water Weight. Just something that was said in a post once and we picked up on it. We also have a fairy fat mother that we like to pass around in times of desperation.

Well better get to work.

09-01-2006, 04:13 PM
Hey girlies, just popping in to say that I'll be leaving this evening for camping. I'll be back on Sunday. Thanks Stacy for the idea of hiking. I remember that the camp ground we're going to has some awesome hiking trails around the lake. You can be sure that I'll be making good use of them!

Have an awesome weekend ladies and I'll check in with you all when I get back. This is the last hoo-rahhhHHh before really getting the nose back to the grindstone.


09-02-2006, 12:05 AM
Evening Ladies...Just a quick pop-in since it is getting late and I have been on the run all day and I'm ready for bed.

Robbin...I stepped on the scales this morning and I'm down another 2lbs, that's a total of 3 in two days.:carrot: :carrot: I'll try not to step on it again till next Saturday, except for my WW weigh in on Wednesday. I just won't tell you the result till Saturday.:D

Erin...My hubby pulled something in his lower back last Saturday and can hardly walk. Plus he leans to the right and has to stand in a door way and try to stand staight doing his exercises they have him doing. Doesn't look like he will be going to work on Monday, but off for another week.

I'll be back tomorrow to finish up doing personals. Hope you all have a wonderful, safe Labor Day weekend.:hug:


09-02-2006, 12:13 AM
Evening ladies!!! Well started this reply yesterday and am just now getting around to finishing it! SO some of the replies will cover several things!

Robbin - I am going to give you a half-hearted yes on the challenge, my husband has surgery this week and i am expecting high stress not to mention a routine totally gone to pot, but i need to get back to my ticker and below and fast! I am going to do my best! You are doing awesome with all the walking, i am sure you will see results soon!

Louie - Okay not quite a fly by this time!! Challenge for halloween, hmm let me think on that one, i need to have a good goal to work for and today is 9/1 so i may join up a little late, if that is okay!

Stacy - WHOOOHOOOO on exercising your way through an incredibly stressful event, wow, i can't imagine the emotional rollercoaster you are riding right now! Hopefully bimbo will begin to see the light soon or she will see the cleavage i guess would be a better way to put it! As for the hot tea thing yes i actually have a "weight loss" tea from celestial seasonings that is really good. Got it at a health food store. It does seem to get me through the hump sometimes. I haven't had any lately, will have to break that out again! My scale was varying as much as 10 pounds in one weighing session, needless to say tossed it and got a new one, i am just too type A to deal with that one! OH almost forgot, great job on the 1.8!!

Jtammy - I hate you are fighting the scale crazies too, i did the same spot on the floor technique and still got all over the place needless to say it is in the garbage now and i am much happier! I had heard that about manufacturers changing the actual size of clothes but found it so depressing i refused to believe it. Oh well, maybe it will work to my favor since i am trying to get in a 14 by december 29th and am at a 18-20 right now!

Michelle1964 - hey girlie, so glad to see you come by! Hope all is well with you! Stop by again soon and fill us in on how things are going!

Kreen - hope the scales are kind to you and your hard work pays off!

Shawn - I hope the entertaining is fun for you, i know the clean thing! I can make myself nuts trying to clean the house for family!

Tina - sorry you didn't get to walk yesterday! Take advantage of the camping and do lots of walking and bike riding. We may actually end up doing some of the same thigns this weekend. Mother in law is camping about 4 miles from my house, so i can leave kids and get a little me time without feeling too guilty. Plus its a really nice campground and i like hanging out there.

Well ladies, i have to say i have been a little scale obsessed since i now have one that weighs me accurately and checked where i was tonight compared to this morning and i was down .4 and that was shortly after eating dinner! So i am hoping when i weigh in the morning i will be at least back to the 238.8 i was when i started on the new scale. I up to 18 min on the elliptical and still trying to do the pilates DVD so feel like the scale should start cooperating pretty soon here. I am just too scale obsessed to not weigh until next saturday but i am really considering doing every other day for the week. Also i am making lasagna to satisfy a craving i have been having for a while. I make it without a recipe and put lots of cheese in it. I am having salad with it and will skip the bread i am making with it but this is my opening of college football treat. Alabama plays at 6:00 and i invited my MIL and BIL to come watch. We are trying to hook the BIL up with a girl we go to church with and this may be a good chance to get them together. I plan on only having a real small portion and then getting rid of the rest so lets see if i can keep with it! So is the challenge on???? i am having a hard time coming up with the 1 week goal, like i said it may just be only weighing every other day this week. or maybe to do 20 min or 3 miles on the elliptical 2 times by the end of the week. HMMMM, what are ya'll gonna do?

Well bed time for me, getting sleepy! Been a long time since 4am! Hope ya'll have a fantastic weekend and will check in later.

09-02-2006, 12:19 AM
Cheryl - we must have been posting at the same time! Hate to hear that about hubby! Back pain is the worst! Are they using the McKenzie approach with his therapy, (repeated motion exercises)?? Can be very effective. What kind of work does he do? Has he had MRI or anything like that, is he having leg symptoms??? OKAY SOOO SORRY!!! PT mode took over there for minute!!!! Well a couple minutes! Enough about that, CONGRATS :carrot: :hug: and a big whooohoooo on the weight loss. that is huge! I am excited for you! Does that get all the vacation weight off and then some? Rest well and see ya later! Erin

09-02-2006, 10:43 AM
Good Morning All...:wave: :wave:

Well, the semester is finally underway, and things in my neck of the woods are getting back to normal-whatever that is!!! As with every year, I have stories I could tell...some people just floor me. :?: :) I had one girl want to pay "a little somthin' towards my bill every week-you know, kinda like a motel?" (it took everything I had to keep it together) ...a family that was very concerned about whether our residence halls provided toilet paper-and the quality of said paper (we do-standard two-ply for those interested...) and yesterday I had an irritating student that continually chewed on and flipped a toothpick around in his mouth the entire time he was trying to discuss his quite large very delinquent bill with me...after the second time of asking him to please take it out of his mouth, because I couldn't understand him, I stuck my hand out, made him spit it out in my hand and then I threw it away! The best? When he left, he actually went to my garbage to try and retrieve it, explaining to me that my garbage was "fresh"! :barf: :barf: OMG...

But grandma is still hanging on, for those that have asked and wondered (thank you for the thoughts). What for, I have no idea :shrug: , but hopefully soon her suffering will be over...:?:

Get this-I have been wanting a recumbent exercise bike for a couple of years a week or so, I bought one and had it shipped here. It arrived Wednesday evening, and I was so excited. I figured it couldn't be that hard to put together, and there are only a few big pieces, so I took everything out of the box, and started to read the instructions, and...NO SCREWS!!! :mad: There are supposed to be about 36 screws for it...I got 4! I tore everything apart thinking they had to be somewhere, but no luck! this thing is sitting unassembled in my living room while I wait for the screw-pack to arrive. My luck!

Robbin, count me in on the Saturday weigh. Same as Cheryl though, I have to have the office weigh on Wednesday, so I'll just keep it to myself until Saturday! This will be a good way to kick-start into gear again...over the past couple of weeks I've slacked a bit-maintained though, but ordering lunches/dinners with being so busy...i'm ready to be back on plan!:carrot:

Erin, sounds like you are rockin' and rollin' regardless of what the scale says...way to go!!! :hug: :cp:

Cheryl, Hope your husband's back is feeling a bit better-back pain is the worst! And congrats on the losing...that vacation weight surely is long gone and then some...:high:

Louie, I'll do a Halloween challenge-as long as I don't have to dress up...I HATE Halloween! Hope things are getting back to normal for you as well...:hug:

Tina, Hope the camping is a fun weekend! I have never, ever camped, nor do I intend idea of camping is Holiday Inn!!! :) Keep us posted on your daughter's starting school-my niece just started first grade. She is a bit concerned because ahe has not gotten any homework yet-I can't stop laughing!!! :D

Shyla, Sounds like you will have a house full-it also sounds like you're doing awesome on plan...keep it up girl-and BTW, thanks for the MySpace add! :woo:

Michelle!!! Good to see you popped in-how are things with your Mom going??:hug:

Get'n Healthy, welcome!!! I've been reading your plight with the "bimbette" and I have two words for sauce. :flame: A few drops in the center of the seat of her chair (assuming it's apolstered) will ensure she is "uncomfortable" and running for the restroom all day :rofl: could get one of those cardboard air-freshners that hang in cars, (cheap ones that smell really bad??) and tape it flat against the underside of her desk where no one could see...just stink her out! :lol3: The laxitave brownies are good too, but God Forbid anyone else get a hold of one...

Tammy and Kreen, welcome to you both as well...looking forward to getting to know you both! :wave: :cb: :flow1: :woo: :dancer: this post long enough? yes, I believe to laundry, chores, and napping!!! Thank God for the three-day weekend! Woo Hoo!!!!!:woo: :woo:

Missed you Gals-:hug:

Get n healthy
09-03-2006, 07:11 PM
Hope you all are having a good weekend. I am loving 3 days off. Spent some quality time exercising with the kids. They didnt even know it was exercise. We raced swimming laps in my fathers pool yesterday while he was out of town. My son had the job of babysitting my dads talk about spoiled. Then today i took the kids to the batting cages. Batting cages are pricey but a good way to release some frustrations. I had bimbo's face plastered on all the balls i hit, ha ha. Swimming laps was hard. My legs were dying after just a lap. DH had to teach me how to do lap swimming. I am a good swimmer and all but apparently lap swimming is different than just swimming across the pool. ha ha

CHeryl- WTG on the weight loss WOW that is impressive. Your poor hubby. I have done that exact same thing before...nothing worked but giving my body time to relax and the medication worked better than any of the analgesics.

Elem-Oh my gosh. I know what you mean about being too type A for the scale to vary that much. And i cant weigh only once a week too...i have to do it AT LEAST once a day. But that is more addictive personality than type A for me. ha ha.

Ryanmi-Your students sound hilarous. I was a teacher at a college and boy, they keep you on your toes huh? I LOVE LOVE LOVE your hot sauce idea. I have never heard of that, i am just grinning like a cheshire cat right now. cant wait til tuesday back at the office.

09-03-2006, 07:26 PM
Hey ladies! Just a quick checkin. My company left today about noon, and my in-laws cancelled for tomorrow, so we're just taking it easy. The house is a disaster after guests (was visiting, so didn't pick up after the 2-year old twins of mine), but I figure we'll slowly get it back in order.

Didn't count points yesterday or today, but feel like I ate reasonably. No major splurges or anything. I'm tempted to go back & add them up, but I don't think I will. Just planning to get back to counting tomorrow. Scale shows 233.8, so pleased it's not up.

Planning to workout tomorrow. DH said the Y was open, and I'm a bit surprised, but will take advantage of it. Didn't work out all last week, since sick, and am still coughing when the medicine wears off, but think my body can handle it now. Will feel good to be moving again, and will hopefully get that scale moving again!

My mouth tastes all icky from some of the medicine I'm taking... it's driving me nuts! That comment seems random, but just needed to ***** about it. LOL

Okay, well I'll check back in later on. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend, and resisting any temptations!! :hug:

09-03-2006, 10:46 PM
Hi Friends! I lost about 2.3 lbs this week so I am really happy about it. My short term goal is to get out of the 230s this month. I can't wait. Congrats to all who lost/maintained, and to the others, let's make the coming month count, ok! We can do it!

09-04-2006, 12:28 AM
Evening Ladies...As you can see I never made it back here yesterday, the weekend is busier than I thought it would be. My friend came over yesterday and I'm teaching her to quilt, so we spent yesterday cutting her fabric. It's a typical Labor Day Weekend for North Dakota. Haven't had anything but rain and cooler temps since Friday. Today was very nice and I hope we have the same tomorrow, so we can get the yard mowed. I'm still doing great following the core plan, haven't been hungry between meals.

Ryanmi...Thank you for sharing your first week of College students. I had a very good laugh.:rofl: Loved all your "What to do to Bimbo" ideas. The hot sauce was a good one!!!

Stacy...Great job getting some fun exercising in with the kids. How many Bimbo balls did you hit?

Shawn...Sounds like you had a busy weekend and you did excellent food wise. Glad you are feeling better.

Erin...Hubby is about the same.:( He is doing repeated motion exercises. No to MRI and leg symptons. He does have three more days of thearpy this week
and I hope that does the trick. My hubby is a Correction Officer, so he is on his feet all day. No, I still have one more pound to get down to pre-vacation weight, but I'm probably all ready there, but I told Robbin I wouldn't weigh till Saturday. It's taken everything I've got not to step on the scale this morning.

Louie...I'm up for a challenge. I need to get my rear in gear and get back to regular exercise, so I will do some sort of exercise five days a week.:carrot:

Michelle...Glad you dropped by to say Hello, miss you!:hug: How is your mother doing?

Tina...I'm with Ryanmi, my idea of camping is a nice hotel with room service. Hope you have a great time and get lots of hiking in.

Kreen...Congrats on 2.3 lbs for the week. Way to go!!!:carrot: :carrot:

Getting late chickies, so I'm off to dreamland.


09-04-2006, 11:09 AM
Good Morning Chicks !! So much for sitting down and trying to catch this weekend. It is now Monday morning and I am just getting around to reading the notes from this weekend.

Sounds like everyone is keeping busy. Congrats to those of you who have had visits from the fairy fat mother. Could you please direct her towards my house if you see her !!

Tomorrow morning I am going to have an official WI and then decide on my halloween goal. I think I will make myself a ticker to keep track and motivated.

Well I am off to brew me some coffee and get my day started. Hope you are all enjoying a long weekend. Take care and TTYS :hug:

09-04-2006, 01:12 PM
Morning girls! I got back lastnight from camping. Let's just say I took my last hoo-rah a little too seriously and didn't behave so well when it came to food choices. But I did go walking/hiking twice, paddle boat 3 times and berry picking once. So I did try to fit in as much activity as I could. But gosh this summer has been terrible as far as moving that scale number in a downward motion. Time to pull up my socks and work hard for the one week goal of getting to ticker weight.

Stacy, woo-hoo at least someone is having some victories. Congrats on your loss and your NSV that is really great. You must feel so proud of yourself, and you should!

Cheryl, amazing getting that scale down 3lbs. in two days! You are smokin'! Ouch! You're hubby sounds like he's in terrible agony.

Erin, you have to have little endulgences once in a while just to keep yourself sane! Hope you enjoyed your lasagna and was able to keep it at a portion size you wanted. Not sure if I could...hehe! Also hope your little match-making scheme was pulled off, what fun! Let us know how that turned out.

Ryanmi, thanks for the chuckle! I had to laugh reading about some the characters that graced the front of your desk. I sure hope they put those missing screws through express post. That had to bite hard when you couldn't find them. My daughter is up singing about the day being too long already, it's 9:30 AM!! She's just a little excited about kindergarten ...understatement!

Shyla, glad you had a good visit with your family. You'll be standing beside a few of us making a good start back at this week. Enjoy your workout at the Y, remember to ease yourself back into it..don't want start a hacking fit all over again.

Congratulations Kreen! That is a really good loss! Keep up the great work.

Best start the day and get cracking. Got some camp fire smellin' clothes that need freshing up. Have a great day!


09-04-2006, 05:47 PM
Afternoon Ladies...A very lazy Labor Day for us. I did get up early and got three hours of sewing in before the rest of the family got up. Hubby and I took an afternoon nap while watching a movie. Hehe, so much for the movie. I did rent Phat Girlz, and I really liked it. If you get a chance to rent it, do! Right now I'm watching the new season of "Ellen". It's been a very long summer with reruns.

Louie...Time flys when you get a few days off to relax. Sending the fairy fat mother your way for a little dusting.:wizard: I'm going to try and make a new exercising ticker for the challenge. See what I come up with.

Tina...I'm bad, I couldn't help stepping on the scales this morning and I did it while vacuuming. Hehe!! I told my hubby I wasn't going to weigh till Saturday and he said OK. Well my scales talk and everyone in the house within hearing range can hear them, sooooooo stepped on the scales for a quick peek with the vacuume running. I'm down to my vacation weight. Doing the happy dance:carrot: :carrot: Glad you had a good time camping. I can hear the excitement in your house with the first day fo school coming up tomorrow. She will be bouncing off the walls till you put her to bed tonight. Soak it all up, they grow up in a blink of an eye.

Well I need to go and see if the burgers have thawed. Hubby is going to try and BBQ tonight and I need to cut the watermelon up. Have a great evening and if I get a chance I check back later.


09-04-2006, 06:28 PM
Just a quick check in to celebrate! I hopped on the scale today, and it said 230.8.... no way! I weighed 4 times and 3 times it said that. I couldn't believe it, after not tracking my points the past few days. Woot! Just changed my ticker, and am so excited!

Didn't go workout today after all. It's been raining all day, and it's 4:20 and I'm still in my pajamas :) I DO want to get 3 workouts in this week, so will try to go tomorrow night.

Okay, need to get a few things done before the twins come home from grandmas. Will check back in later!

09-04-2006, 06:41 PM
Just a quick check in...have been doing laundry/napping/cleaning-in that order, pretty much all weekend! The weather is in the low 70's, the humidity is down, and I am finally feeling so much better!!!!! Come on fall...woo hoo!!! :jig:

I had an idea for a September challenge-for anyone that is about if, during the month of September, we each try and do a little something extra to help us move towards our goals. Maybe do 5 min more of exercise a day, or park further and walk more, or replace a habit with a better one??? I guess the sky's the limit, but the important thing is to do something small just as an extra...just an extra kick-start into fall!!! :kickbutt:

My thing will be taking a 10 min walk around campus each day-there are renovations going on at our Chapel, and this will allow me to get out of my office for a break, and see what's happening/watch the progress...also, I am going to limit myself to no more than 3 cans of Diet Coke a day-I've been loading up on water the past few days, and I feel so much better...I can't go cold turkey on the Diet Coke, but I usually drink twice that, so 3 cans a day is the new limit!!! :spin: to put all the laundry away...<groan...>


09-04-2006, 07:03 PM
Hi ladies

Well, a busy week - on Thursday my daughter and I went to the Pleasure Beach, out local theme park, as they were selling unlimited ride wristbands at half price. It was raining so we got a bit wet but that's OK. And then on Saturday we went to the Sandcastle - a water play place with tons of slides and water rollercoasters, which was great fun.

And I looked at myself in the mirror and I could honestly say I was quite pleased with what I saw - still bulges around the tummy and upper thighs but mostly I was pleased. And I tell you what - there were a lot of women bigger than me, and some of them were even wearing bikinis. I do have a bikini - I bought my first ever one this summer but I am still too self-conscious of my crepe paper stretch marked tummy to actually wear it in public.

So my daughter was back to school today - in Year One!! And she started gymnastic classes this evening too, which she loved.[ All our family tend to be on the chubby side and, although she's not fat, she isn't skinny either so I thought if I can get her into something athletic now, it will stand her in good stead later on.

And - WONDERFUL news - I have almost lost the 6.5 pounds I put on during my holiday - all but 0.2 lb - which is nothing. before I went away I was 158.5 and this morning I was 158.7. So I was dancing this morning as you can imagine.

AND - as if that wasn't enough - I am being interviewed by our local paper. The paper has a women's pullout every Tuesday where they discuss girly stuff like diet and weight loss and fashion etc. I had a thought that we girls who are doing it ourselves, rather than belong to WW or SW or stuff like that, have it really hard as we have no support network at all. Even family anf frtiends get a bit sick of us going on all the time about our diet.

So I hit on the idea of forming a support group for DIY dieters. We'd do the usual stuff like weekly weigh-in but there wouldn't be a plan per se and it would be free (aside from a tea and coffee fund). Basically we'd just be a group of ladies getting together once a week for a natter and to swap recipes and tips and stuff and to help each other when things don't quite go according to plan. Anyway, spo i emeiled the editor of the pullout and told her my idea and she wants to run a story on it, to help me get the group started. So she's coming tomorrow - I've had to find a 'before' picture, which was horrible - I found a really nasty one:

And they sending a photographer to take a 'during' picture so I have to look all sexy.

Michelle - I like your idea of a September challenge - not sure what mine is yet, I'll have to think about that.

Shawn - YAY - congrats on the loss!! Tell me about having a messy house. I have been tidying today as my dd is back at school - and I have the reporter coming tomorrow - frantically trying to get into all the little crooks and nannies!

Tina - I'm exactly the same on having a poor summer weight loss wise. I put it down to not working and sleeping more - basically not burning up as many calories as before. Oh, and probably eating just a little too much ice cream! So, now school is starting again for me, I hope to see a steady downward trend. Mind you, I think we have both HAD a loss over summer, even if it's not as much as we might have liked, so, we're doing good kid!

Cheryl - Fantastic on being back to your pre-vacation weight - I'm right there with you!

Louie - I don't think I said hi to you before so, hi! Definitely do a ticker - it's the highlight of my day updating my ticker when I've had a loss. OK - does that make me just sound like I have a really sad life? :)

Kreen - congrats on your great loss! You will surely be out of the 230s by the end of September - you're almost there now!

Stacy - how is lap swimming different from just swimming across the pool? I am curious now. When I go swimming I just do lengths up and down and see how many I can do in half an hour. Is it with the whole turning somersaults at each end? I don't bother with that.

OK - sorry I haven't gone back through all 4 pages to reply but I do read all the posts I really do. Sorry if I missed anyone out!

09-05-2006, 12:33 AM
Just a quick check-in. Two lbs lost as of today's weigh-in. :cheer: Lately they have been coming few and far between, and we had a family reunion Saturday and a cookout to make the weekend more challenging.

I hope everyone had a great 3 day weekend. (Well, I don't know if our Canadian and British friends on the thread had a 3 day weekend, I guess not...) Back to work/school/etc tomorrow. Talk to you all later.

Get n healthy
09-05-2006, 11:27 AM
Good morning. Hope you all had a good labor day. I stayed pretty close to being within range, although i didnt do one lick of exercise yesterday. I just felt blah all day.

Do any of you notice that after a day of not doing so well, the scale will not reflect it for a couple more days? I was just wondering if it was just me. Like if i splurge on friday, the scale will be great saturday and i will get this false sense of hope, ha ha and then monday and tuesday, BAM...up like 3 pounds. After 3 days of doing great. Very frustrating. I wonder if it just takes my body a couple of days to metabolize it and turn it into water or fat.

Shyla, hope you had a good visit with the family. I dont count my cals when i am off either. I just make sure to get back on with a vengence and let the past be the past. That is AWESOME about your loss DESPITE being sick and having family in...WOW, WTG.

Ryanmi-I hear you. I am all about fall. Bring it on. I like your Mini challenge idea. I think mine will be to walk my drive way 5 times before bed...i have a long drive way. That way, i will at least get 15 minutes of walking in a day, aside from the other exercise i do.

Robsia-That is just the best feeling, that moment when you catch a glance of yourself and think, wow, not so bad. Just puts a little lift in your step for the whole rest of the day. The lap swimming versus just playing with the kids swimming is different for me in that, when i am just going here and there in the pool, my feet are lower in the water and my head it not in or under the water and i am breathing the whole time. For lap swimming my feet are level to my head and my head is under/in the water the whole time except for when i turn my head to take a breath.

Kreen- That is awesome 2.3. That is about the loss that i strive for each week. Nice job.

Cheryl- WTG on the scale victory. Woohoo that is a good feeling. I hit quite a few bimbo balls. It took me a few pitches to warm up. But once i did i was happy. Man swinging a bat uses weird muscles. I love it though. I would like to invest in some sort of pitching machine. It really takes out the frustrations.

Tina-Even though you may have done a little too much in the food, you had a very active weekend, maybe that will outweigh it. Hope your daughter has a good first day of school. Its bittersweet to send those babies off to school.

Tammy-That is awesome but especially impressive after such a food oriented weekend. Big victory.

Ok, back to work.

09-05-2006, 12:22 PM baby started kindergarden! How can you help not getting a little sentimental about it. She was so good and soOOOoo excited. I was the only one a little nervous...isn't that crazy!?

Cheryl, it's extremely hard to stay off the scale when you're an everydayer. Congrats on getting back to your pre-vacation weight! That is great! Had to laugh you did while the vacuum cleaner was still running..hehe!

Shyla, woo hoo! Good job with the SV.

Ryanmi, there is so much that I want to get back into during the month of Sept. I think my goal will be getting back on my old course and no MORE SLACKING!

Robsia, how exciting to be interviewed for you local paper. Sounds like you had a lot of mummy and daughter time before school gets back in. Great fun. Congrats on getting back down to your pre-vacation weight also. I for one am glad that school has started and I can get back into routine. Something about summer that makes it hard to stick to your schedule. I guess the good news is that I'm maintaining.

Tammy, awesome weigh in girl! Congrats! We had a labor day long weekend also. I spent it camping, one last time before school.

Stacy, if I've learned one thing during this weight loss about my that I'll never figure it out! There are so many factors as to why you could show some upage on the scale, but I highly doubt it was your cheat on friday. It takes a deficeit of 3500 calories to lose one pound and it would take that many to gain it. Which like I said I highly doubt you did that in one cheat. It has to be water retention, just drink lots of water to try to "flush" it out. Thanks for the encouragement about my weekend btw! :)

Well, I guess I better make good use of a quiet house and get something done. Talk to you all later! Have a great day!


09-05-2006, 12:33 PM baby started kindergarden! How can you help not getting a little sentimental about it. She was so good and soOOOoo excited. I was the only one a little nervous...isn't that crazy!?

Tina, Hope you're doing okay. Both my kids were excited when they started kindergarten too. Mom was the one in tears.......

Just know that she'll be home soon ready to tell you all about her first day of school. When my DS (now 14) came home from his first day of school, he was full of news. I remarked, "well when you go back tomorrow blah blah blah..." He said, "you mean I have to go again tomorrow?". Apparently I hadn't explained that he would spend the next 15 - 20 years in school. :lol:

09-06-2006, 12:13 AM
Evening Ladies...My hubby is feeling soooo much better today. Looks like he will go back to work on Friday. Spent most of today in town, so not much else going on. Still doing good following the core plan. Had lunch at Subway and I could only eat half of a 6" sub.:carrot: Gave the other half to my dog, Ozzy.:D
I have weight watchers tomorrow, so I'm excited to see what their scales say compared to mine.

Shawn...WhooHoo!!:carrot: :carrot: Great job on moving your ticker downward, and with company no less. Keep up the good work!!!

Ryanmi...My hubby got the VCR/DVD player hooked up this afternoon, so my mini challenge is back working out with Richard 5 days a week.:carrot:

Robsia...Congrats on getting back to your vacation weight. Good luck starting your weight loss group. I think it is an AWESOME idea.

Tammy...Congrats on your 2 pound loss. Don't you just love it when the fairy fat mother pays you a visit.

Stacy...It's our bodies, they do funny things and don't work like we think they should. If I splurge, I try to do it the day after my WW weigh-in. Give's me 6 days to work it off.

Tina...Hope you were snapping pictures through your tears of your daughter's first day at school. I know she had a wonderful day and I hope you did too.:hug: Tina, I had to weigh with the vacuum running, otherwise my hubby would of known and my dog always barks when he hears it talking.

Well chickies, I need to get to bed. See you all tomorrow.


09-06-2006, 07:53 AM
Hey ladies, working on a post with personals but about to head out to take hubby to the hospital for abdominal hernia repair. He has High blood pressure and diabetes so they expect him to spend the night at least. If you are the praying type please pray, even if you are not, say a prayer for us! I really have been worried about this but have put it fully in God's hands and know that the outcome will be his will and we will make it through it whatever it is! Will update and do the personals soon! Ya'll have and awesome day and stay on track for all these goals we got going!!


09-06-2006, 10:24 AM
Good morning ladies, sorry I wasn't here yesterday but I did not feel well and spent the whole day in bed. Today I am still not feeling very well but am at work and will be SWAMPED.

I didn't do very well with the food choices over the weekend but we did tons of walking so hopefully that will offset the eating. Spending the weekend with my mother in law and having to take care of the "poop thing" with my little boy was just to stressfull and I let myself be careless on food.

I am back on the wagon as of yesterday and will spend all week working my backside off to see how low I can get the scales by saturday.

Sorry I am not going to do personals but my time is short since I spent so much time reading and catching up on all of the post since Friday. I am not going to try to catch up with personals right now but will try to get them in tonight or tomorrow.

Check back later.

Get n healthy
09-06-2006, 12:15 PM
Hello all, Well some good news on the scale this morning. I dont know what the deal was but i was up anywhere from 3-5 pounds from my good weigh in on friday...but this morning i am back down to my friday weigh in weight so i am happy. Plus i will be getting a movie from netflix today and that will make my time on the elliptical go SO much faster. I tell myself i can only watch it while doing the elliptical. Works out pretty well and the time is much faster. Although, my heel spurs are KILLING me today. Throb, throb, throb. I have got to make an apt with a podiatrist.

Tina-How did the baby do at kindergarten? Are you off to a good start with eating this week being back from camping? I find that if i am off for a few days in a row it is a REAL effort to get back on. It seems the longer i am off the harder it is to get back on. Maybe with all the activities you did your metabolism will still be high. I think that is my problem, once i skip a couple of days of exercise AND eat poorly, i am just a drained blob. Gross.

Cheryl- So glad hubby is better. How did weight watchers go today? I do just like you with splurge days. My weigh in is friday morning and i usually have a splurge lunch that day, then i half splurge dinner, then it is back to the grind stone the next day. If i have a splurge now and then it keeps me from binging and feeling so deprived. If i know i CAN have it LATER, then i dont HAVE to have it TODAY.

Elem-I will pray for your hubby's surgery. My husband just had an umbilical hernia repair earlier this year.

Robbin-So sorry you werent feeling well. I hate to be sick and then be swamped at work the next day when you are still not at 100%. Glad you are back on the wagon today though with eating and exercising.

Ok, talk to you gals later.

09-06-2006, 02:50 PM
Erin, I'm saying a prayer for you and your DH now. Hopefully he's out of surgery by now.

Robbin, I hope you get to feeling better soon. It's no fun to have to go to work when you're not feeling well.

Stacy, Good to hear that the scale is back to normal for you. Hope you enjoy your movie and exercise time tonight. That's a great idea, btw.

Cheryl, I had to laugh at your comment about weighing with the vaccum running. Now I know why I DON'T want a talking scale - I'll have to vaccum more often. :D

Robsia, any chance your local paper is online and we could see the write-up? I know what you mean about friends and family being sick of hearing about it. I've been on both ends - the one losing weight and the one having to hear about it - and I know I got tired of hearing others talk about it too. Now that I'm on this end of it I could talk and talk and talk about it.

Michelle, Have you gotten the screws for your bike yet? How disappointing to not have all of the pieces.

Shyla, congrats on your scale victory. That's wonderful.

Hi Kreen and Louie and everyone else. Hope you're having a great day.

I'm so tired today. As soon as I got home from work last night, I changed clothes, made a bowl of oatmeal and shoveled it down, and headed to the school to work in the concession stand. I am already counting the days down to the end of football season. The good (?!) news is that now I almost gag when opening one of those huge cans of fake cheese that goes with Nachos. A year ago I would have thought that looked good. Anyway, working in a school concession stand will cure you of wanting to eat concession stand food for life. :) Kinda kidding, but not really.... It was bathtime and bedtime for the kids as soon as we got home. By the time I get things settled in to relax a bit, it's way past my bedtime. Then up to exercise at 5:00 again this morning.

Hope everyone has a great on plan day. Talk to you all soon.

09-06-2006, 06:43 PM
Afternoon Ladies...

Erin...Hubby and you are in my prayers. I have to have the same surgery, but won't till I'm below 250 lbs.

Robbin...Went to Weight Watchers today and had an AWESOME loss! It's killing me not to say how much. Since starting WW in January, this is the most I have loss so far. Saturday, hurry up and get here!!! Hope you are feeling better real soon.:hug: Always a bummer when you have to work and don't feel like it.:(

Stacey...Glad you had a nice surprise this morning and the scales were back down. Very good weigh-in at WW, but I can't say till Saturday.:tape:

Tammy...Glad I made you laugh about my scales. I also can't wait for volleyball to get over, but we go right into Basketball and then track. My complaint is all the driving I have to do. It's 26 miles round trip from my home to school and back. Five days a week gets expensive with the gas prices.

I've been gone all day, so I need to get a few things done before I have to pick up the FD from school. Be back later.


09-06-2006, 10:13 PM
Hi Gals ~ just a quick fly by for me tonight. Just home from work and hubby is just about to put dinner on the table. Salmon.. yummy !!!

Hope you are all doing well and keeping the pace. Have a great evening and I will TTYS :hug:

09-06-2006, 11:17 PM
Just a quick pop-in for me, too. Sorry I haven't done personals lately, but I think I'm still recuperating from being sick and having family stay with us. I'm still coughing now & then, but am on the tail end of it.

Worked out tonight, on the elliptical, but cut it back to 25 mins instead of 30, and just went slower in general. Hope my body can handle it, and not end up sick again!

Gonna run... it's late already here. Hope to stay longer soon! *hugs*

09-07-2006, 09:27 AM
Hello Hello Hello!!!!!:wave: :wave: :wave:

Just stopping in to report some good news on my end (finally!!!!!!) After floundering around the same weight (give or take tenths each week) I am finally pleased to report that the weekly office weigh in was fabulous, as I lost 4.4lbs! That's right-FOUR POUNDS baby!!!!! :cloud9:

You know I changed that ticker...:D

I will check in later...but I just wanted to mean share my good news with you all... ;) ;)

09-07-2006, 10:23 AM
Hello there ladies, this will be a quick post but I will fit in a few small personals. I am feeling much better today but am very disappointed in myself for not getting any exercise in this week. Hopefully I have been doing well enough with my eating that when Saturday comes I will be able to say I have worked hard enough for the scales to match my ticker.

Stacy – I like your idea of exercising to a movie. We have been talking about doin the netflix thing, how is it? Is it worth it?

Tammy – I totally understand waiting for the end of football season, I have 3 boys that play, luckily 2 of them are on the same team. Glad you thing the cheese is yucky these days, that fake stuff has always been a downfall for me.

Cheryl – I can’t wait till Saturday to see how much you have lost, you sound so excited. I am hoping I at least get back to what the ticker says by Saturday.

Louie – Salmon sounds so gooooooood.

Shawn – hope you feel better real soon, I have just been there myself so understand what you are talking about.

Ryanmi – WOOOOHOOOOO for you, Congrats on the 4.4 lbs. I am doing a happy dance for you.

Well ladies I better get a runnin, I am still swamped with work, hopefully this year end stuff will be over soon.

Get n healthy
09-07-2006, 03:49 PM
Hello all, Doing pretty well today. I did 5 minutes more than i can normally do on the ellipitical last night. I LOVE it when i have a movie there to get my mind off how much i HATE exercising. I know that is terrible to say but i really dont like cardio. I do love the way i feel AFTER cardio though.

Tammy-Hectic nights with kids with drive you mad. We are having down time right now but my daughter is itching to get into cheerleading, so here we go again. I dont know how you get up to exercise that early but koodos to you. I just cannot get my muscles to move that early in the morning. I wish i could. I would LOVE to have the after workout feeling all day, instead of just the last couple of hours at night. I used to workout in the morning when i was a sahm but not anymore. ALthough, to exercise at night has its pro's too. I can sort of work out the days frustrations.

CHeryl-That is awesome that you had such a good weigh in. Dont you just love those weeks? I am eager to hear about your numbers.

Ryanmi-That is just incredible. Wow, that is such a good feeling to be able to move that ticker THAT much. Good for you. It is so good to hear news like that, it lets us all know that stalls do end. And yours ended with a doosey.

Robin-Yeah, that is what i do, Netflix. I LOVE it. Sometimes i will keep a movie for 2 weeks and not watch it, no late fee to worry about. No returning movies, never worry about your moving being sold out for the night. I just love it. Right now i watch Curb Your Enthusiasm on my laptop while i do cardio. It works out perfect since it is in little 30 minute shows. Works out perfect. For 2 movies at a time it is $16 bucks a month. You get them so quickly though within a day usually, so 2 is good for us. There are different plans though.

Ok, back to work for me.

09-07-2006, 09:42 PM
Evening Ladies...Just a quick check-in...I have been trying to get rid of a really bad headache this afternoon. Think it was brought on by the farmers burning their fields and that stirs up my alergies. Be back tomorrow to do personals.

Robbin...You twisted my arm...I lost 4.7 lbs....Happy dance:carrot: :carrot:

See you all tomorrow. Hugs to you all:hug:


09-07-2006, 10:32 PM
Hello Fabulous Chicks !!!

Just a quick check in for me to let you know that I am going to be out of town for a couple of days. I start my Leadership Program this weekend.. the last step in getting my accounting designation. I am leaving in the morning and will back Sunday, so I will talk to you all then.

Have a great weekend !!

09-07-2006, 11:07 PM
Hello chickies! Just a quick pop in to let you I'm still around. Sorry I haven't been here much these past two days. Mom is staying with me again and there never seems to be enough time. I'll be back tomorrow for personals I promise! Take care!

09-07-2006, 11:32 PM
Hey ladies! Down another pound here, for a total of 13! Need to change my ticker again! A bit surprised it's down, because I'm "over" my points for this week, but I guess by changing it up a bit, it's helping. *shrug*

Worked out again tonight... was so caught up in my magazine that I went 32 minutes instead of just 30. LOL. Then I went & did some crunches & some arm weights. It sure feels good to be back in my routine!

Sounds like the fairy fat mother is being good to ALL of us this week! Good job ladies! I'm so proud of us!

Cheryl - WOW! 4 pounds! That's awesome! Good thing you got a new scale or you'd never have known that!!

Tina - hope you are enjoying your visit, and still staying on track!

Louie - have a great trip, and we'll look forward to hearing how it went!

Stacy - good job on the extra 5 minutes! Every little bit helps! Good for you for stepping it up a bit!

Robbin - the week's not over yet! You can still fit some exercise in! Get moving, girl! :carrot: (this is, of course, assuming that you are feeling better).

Michelle - 4 pounds! Yay! That is awesome! You & Cheryl have hit the jackpot! Send some of that mojo my way!

Tammy - Hi there! I can't believe you exercise at 5am. Yikes! My DH exercises at 6am, but man, I just can't drag my butt outta bed early to exercise! More power to ya, girl!

Erin - how did DH's surgery go? Please keep us posted! :hug:

Okay - well gonna run go change my ticker now & surf a little bit before bed. Have a great Friday! :wave:

09-08-2006, 10:39 AM
Good morning Ladies. How is it going for all of you, ok here I guess.

Cheryl OMG you did so good. I am so excited for you. Thatís ok I cheated this morning and got on the scales and am sooooo disappointed, still says 231. Maybe for my ďOfficialĒ weigh in tomorrow they will be down but I doubt it.

Stacy I am gonna have to get a routine going with a movie or something to get me to exercise. I did great last week on walking but this week I didnít get a chance to fit it in. If things would just slow down a bit for me I would have the time. But with kids in sports and my volunteer work on top of my job I just cant find the time.

Shawn I really did try to get in some movement last night but by the time we got home it was almost 9 and I still had to give the little ones baths and help them with home work. Yeah it did not happen againÖÖ.

Well girls I am really disappointed in myself this week, but you know tomorrow is another day and another chance to work really hard at this. I think we are going to go dancing tonight and that is always good exercise. Maybe if I am really lucky the scales will be below 230 in the morning. Cross your fingers for me. LOL

Check back laterÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖ.

Get n healthy
09-08-2006, 10:52 AM
Good morning ladies. I dont know what i did right but at weigh in this morning, WOOHOO. Big victory for me. I have to spill the beans a day early, i am just too psyched. 3.2 pounds this week! Which is awesome in and of its self but on top of that, it puts me at my mini goal of 20 pounds lost. So double cheers. That is NOT what i was expecting. I missed a few days of exercise early in the week, then i went over my cals on monday...geeze, i am in shock. I guess i do like having bimbo around, she gives me incentive to work that ellipitical to death. You know what is crazy though, i am already nervous about next weeks weigh in. I swear i am wacko. I keep thinking, uh, this big of a loss this week means i will probably stall next week, blah blah blah. It is sad when you get on your own nerves. But oh well, i will rejoice today.

Tina-Enjoy your time with your mom, get back with us soon.

Cheryl-4.7 HOLY MOLY! That is awesome. I dont know how you waited to share that number at all. I would have been shouting it from the roof tops. Incredible.

Shyla-WTG gal. You are right the fairy fat mother is a very busy bee this week...and generous too. You are right about the every little bit helps. I was thinking, 5 extra minutes, thats not squat really...then i started thinking even just 5 extra minutes per work out, can equal out to a whole extra workout session. Like if i normally do 20 minutes, and i bump it up to 25, after just 4 days, i have an extra 20 minutes in. So THAT does make a difference. So, all in all, it is just how you look at it and it worked for me this week.

Ok, gotta get back to surf'n, uh, i mean work.

Get n healthy
09-08-2006, 10:57 AM
Robbin, we must have posted at the same time. I just wanted to tell you i am sending the fairy fat mother your way. Sounds like your schedule is jam packed. Remember to take time for deserve it and your worth it. Dancing sounds fun and like a good way to get some extra exercise in.

09-08-2006, 11:42 AM
Hey ladies! Sorry haven't given an update before now but just couldn't get away to the computer before now. I am very happy to report that Richard has done very well. He actually came home the same day as the surgery and other than hurting when he moves has done very well. Thanks to Lortab 10!! Gonna have to keep it short but will add this tidbit did 20 min 3.1 miles on the elliptical this morning, unfortunately, i have also gained 5 pounds due to out of control eating. Worry has definitely gotten the better of me. I am going to work hard to get back in line this weekend and then work hard for a halloween goal that actually i haven't even really set yet! Anyway, hope everyone is well, haven't even read the posts but just wanted everyone to know what was going on. Hopefully i can get back for a good post here in the next few days! Thanks for all the concerns, prayers etc! Keep praying for a speedy recovery! thanks! Erin

09-08-2006, 04:24 PM
Howdy ladies! By the sounds of it around here the fairy fat mother has been on the move! Awesome job ladies, I'm so proud of each of you! After complaining of not getting my exercise in all week, I went twice yesterday! It felt so good too. I got a major huge feeling that meeting my ticker weight will not happen by tomorrow. My incrediable Aunt Flo came knocking this morning. Not that I had much of a chance anyhow. I've been hovering around 217 for too long!! Time to put some blasting powder under my butt. I feel so bad that I haven't been able to do as good as you all.

On the school front. Alyssa is loving kindergarten, it's all she talks about. Here's some pics...

I need some thought girls...Some info. sheets came home yesterday with regards to how the disciplining will be. She'll be using the 1-2-3 you're on the chair. She has turtles with all kids names on them and when they need to be warned, she'll move their turtle to the #1 spot and so get the idea. And for the kids that didn't act out will get a sticker for reward. I explained the "rules" to Alyssa (as in the letter it was going to be explained and demonstrated on Monday), I try to prepare her as much as I can. Well today Alyssa says to me at lunch, "mom, I didn't get a sticker today." I asked why, and preceded to tell me she did something bad...I'm thinking in my head that this is totally out of character because she's usually quite shy and introverted. So I asked what happened and she said that after snack she squeezed her wet wipe and the "water" came out on the table and the teacher said my name and moved my turtle to the #1. Now ladies, I'm pretty reasonable but I think that was a little much. Alyssa felt really sad and hurt that this had happened because she thought she was bad. She is very soft hearted and sensitive and gets embarassed so easily. I would understand that if she was doing this on purpose and continued to squeeze it without listening to the teacher. But she says she stopped as soon as the teacher said her name. I think I am going to bring this up to the teacher monday morning, I really don't think that was fair...what do you think? I'm totally "mother bear and this is my cub"! so a little protective of her.

Tammy, thanks for your concern. Considering how fast these first five years have gone...I'm dreading the next five! LOL! I look at her now and I can't believe it, all I see is her in the little basanette at the hospital now wearing a backpack. LOL! wow, girl if you can get up at 5am, then I have absolutely no excuses. Thanks for reminding me of that.

Cheryl, holy cow! You did amazingly well this week. The core plan must be working wonders! Congrats, you deserve a great big pat on the back! Glad to hear hubby is doing well enough to get back to work today.

Erin, glad that your hubby is doing well too! Sometimes when the hubster is down it's like having another kid to take care of! Then again, come to think of it....they always are! hehee!

Robbin, lets just forget this week and look at the new one coming up. We'll do better I'm sure! Sorry to hear you were out of commission on monday and glad you're feeling better. Now if only we could take care of some of your workload.

Stacy, you're doing awesome! Mind if I borrow that elliptical?! Either that or send that bimbo! hahaha!

Shyla, another visit by the FFM! Congrats girl...being sick didn't knock you down.

Ryanmi, congrats on those 4lbs.! I'm waiting my turn in line to own those bragging rights. Good for you!

Louie, busy, busy, busy. Be a good girl while you're out of town. Will be looking forward for your return.

Have a great day ladies! I'm off to make a change in mine. Chat later!

09-08-2006, 11:28 PM
Just a quick check-in. Yes, Tina, I think you should make an appt to talk with the teacher. You have to live with this lady all year long, and I'm sure it's hard for her to "know" each & every child at this point, and that any input you'd be willing to give her on your child can only help her out. Especially if your daughter is sensitive, she probably may not even realize she hurt her feelings as much as she did. I think communication can only help, kwim?

09-09-2006, 05:57 AM

I hesitate to offer an opinion here since I have no kids...but, I think you should let this one ride out and see what happens. The teacher is trying to establish rules and behavior expectations in her classroom, and it's difficult enough to do that with children, much less with 5 y/o children that are in school for the first time. While it's easy for the "mama bear" instinct to kick in, it's important to trust the teacher's judgement until she gives you a reason not to...and i'm not sure this one incident is it... Squeezing water on the table, while not a big deal for one child to do, could cause a disaster should 20+ 5 y/olds do it, so the teacher has to stop it before it starts. I'm sure you could just imagine...

Explain to your daughter that this is a learning process, and that the teacher has to make rules in her class that make sure all the kids are safe-water all over the place could be quite dangerous. Tell her you're proud that she stopped when she did, and that she just shouldn't squeeze water anymore. Besides, there will be days when other kids won't get stars as well...she'll get a star on Monday and everything will be just fine- she'll forget this even happened, or she will remember and it will be the motivation she needs to make sure she is "extra well behaved"...hence the whole purpose of the star system.

This happened to my niece last year- they has buses instead of frogs, and one day Katie got her bus moved...she was devestated-and in her mind, all she was doing was finishing her sentence...I told her "well what if everyone talked when they weren't supposed to? The teacher would never be able to teach!" (I made it like a funny story, and lightened it up a bit...she laughed and got the picture). She went back to school the next day, didn't get her bus moved, and was proud of herself. Try that w/Alyssa...something like ,"if you do that and then __ does it and then everyone else starts, there would be water all over the place, and then people might start making messes, there could be a big water fight, LOL, etc"...and laugh about it-tell her she just wanted to stop it before it started, and that everyone is learning the rules, and that she shouldn't take this one thing personally.

Now if she keeps getting in trouble, then maybe it's time for a talk, but, I'd say no big thing. Let it ride out and see what happens...

That said, what a beautiful little girl. She is just a cutie! She will be a heartbreaker when she gets older!

09-09-2006, 01:00 PM
Shyla, the funny thing is, is that she sent home a "get to know your child" form for me to fill out which I handed in the day before. On there she had "what motivates your child" and "what upsets your child", I specifically stated how shy and soft hearted she was. I totally agree that communication is key to a successful year of learning. Which is why I want to ask from an adults perspective what happened.

Ryanmi, This is a hard one, but I will have to respectfully disagree. The rules simply state in the handbook that if a child is disruptive to the class, not doing their work and uncooperative this deserves a time out. The amount of "water" that could come out of a wet wipe is little to none. I don't feel that she was being disruptive or misbehaving...she just did as any curious kid would have. She felt ashamed that she was called out for misbehaving. I understand that handling 18 five year olds can be challenging and establishing rules even more so, but please making an example out something so innocent is ridiculous. The least she could have done is go to her and asked her to not to do that and it would have been okay. Not labled her in front of the class as a misbehaver. As I have mentioned, she is very soft hearted and embarasses easily. I have been preparing her for KD since before preschool was out..otherwise if she isn't prepared she is way too shy to even look or talk. Having this happen to her of all people in the first week of KD is sad. Now she has mixed feelings.

Thanks for sharing your opinion anyhow. It helps to get all perspectives. But I will talk to the teacher, tell her what Alyssa has told me and hear her side before I get defensive.

Sorry ladies to get so OFF topic of what this thread is about, but I really wanted some outside opinions and maybe some backing up. We can drop it now if you like. You guys were the first ones around that I could talk to and let it out.

Have a great day! I'll be back to check in later!


09-09-2006, 09:52 PM
Hi Girls...Not much going on and I really don't have much motivation. I would really like to go and take a nap, but I probably wouldn't sleep tonight. I've been really good following the plan this week, will see what the scales have to say on Wednesday. This afternoon I did some machine embroidery on a sweatshirt and pants for a customer. Tomorrow it is back to doing the final cut on the quilt, so I'm ready for the quilt retreat.

Tina...Alyssa is so cute. I'm so sorry her first week of school ended the way it did. I would go and hear what the teacher has to say. That way you have heard from both sides and can go from there, but I bet Alyssa get's a sticker this week.


09-10-2006, 10:09 PM
Just a quick check-in with today's NSVs!!

Today I wore a tank top that I normally wear ONLY with another shirt over it. It's got a built-in shelf bra, and it's like second skin. And it's bright turquoise, not black, so shows every bulge. Normally, I wear a shirt over it, because my belly has been so big... but I wore it ALL DAY today by itself! And felt good about it! Granted, it's not terrific looking probably, but I felt like I could pull it off! I'm so excited!

Also, after we dropped off my stepkids, we went out to eat at Chili's (since the twins were with grandma). I DID eat chips/salsa and have a margarita, but my excitement was that I only ate TWO of my chicken fajitas and was satisfied and stopped! Normally, I would have made myself miserable eating more. It was honestly only like 1/3 of the food they gave me. It just felt so good to be able to stop without having to tame myself. I even gave the leftovers to my mom when I picked up the twins.

All in all, I feel like I've not been tracking as closely lately with all the company we've had recently, etc (my points were OVER by a whole day's worth this past week! eek!). So I'm hoping the scale stays down & I get back on track so it keeps on moving downward. I worked out twice last week, since still recovering from being sick, but am hoping to get 3 or more workouts in this week.

09-11-2006, 12:25 AM
Hi Ladies, I'd really like to start posting with you. (Hi Tina and anyone else who might remember me :wave: )
I'm Emily, 37 and SAHM mom of 4. I have 3 boys 8, 5.5, 3.5 and 2 year old girl (well, 2 next week...) I have struggled with my weight pretty much all my adult life... was super thin in high school, gained the standard "freshman fifteen" which still only put me at about 140. Then through college stayed at 150 then it just steadily creeped up after that. I went through a divorce at 26 and ballooned up to 196, but then got down to about 177 for awhile. I remarried the next year, had a baby the year after that (I think was 185 after that delivery). Lost 10 lbs before getting pg the second time, but then started gaining again. First 205, then 215 then pregnancies 3 and 4 back to back really did it to me. So I've been between 225-235 for the last 3-4 years and I am soooo ready to not be heavy.
I was pretty successful at the beginning of this year- lost about 17 lbs and then went on vacation and I've just had a really hard time being consistent with anything since then. I'll do good at exercising, but not eating-- or I'll eat ok, but not exercise enough to really lose fat. I maintained at around 220 for several months, but just this past month I am back up to 230 :( So time to start anew.
Thanks for listening to my babble. YOu guys that are losing are very motivating to me!! And it's proof that it works if you *really* do it! Tina started heavier than me and look at her go! Awesome.
I'm going to get off and do a meal plan for the week- that is key for me so we don't end up eating fast food!

ttys! :wave:

09-11-2006, 01:09 AM
I would also really like to join. I was over weight as a child, by 16 I was about 150 lbs. I stayed the same until after I had my daughter, not during pregnancy but after, I was in a bad relationship and went up to 200 lbs. Then I had my 2nd child and balloone to my all time high of 219. After losing the guy I went down to 165 within 6 months and maintained until I entered another relationship. I am in a long term relationship, 10 years, and am struggling to lose. I have 2 children, 1 step-daughter living with us and two step children living with their mother. And I just want to say that until 5 years ago I thought teachers and principals were infallible. I found out they aren't. The teacher may have been having a bad day and your daughter got caught in the cross fire. But NO child should ever be made to feel that they are bad. The purpose should be consequence not punishment. I would talk to the teacher and if that didn't work I would let my hubby talk to her because his mother didn't raise him to be so polite. There is not much you can do about the last incident but you can prevent the next one.

09-11-2006, 10:32 AM
HOWDY LADIES!!!!!!!:wave: :wave:

Well on the hubby front he is doing well, moving a little more everyday and his incision is healing well. Looks really funny he has about a 6 inch incision with two holes a the bottom that look like eyes over his belly button, so kind of a distorted looking alfalfa smily face!!! You gotta see the humor in these things to get through them. Anyway, he goes back to the doctor thursday and hopefully will get the staples out and be able to start driving again. He is getting cabin fever but i am trying to keep him settled down so that we don't have to do this again!

As for me i have no good news to report. Something about this whole experience sent me over the edge and after 5 months of dedication i have completely blown it! I have made a complete cow :moo: :moo: of myslef lately and have managed to gain about 4 pounds. I am on track with my exercise though, 3.3 miles in 20 min on the elliptical yesterday. I am going to get those pounds off this week and by saturday want to be back to my ticker weight, if i am not i will adjust it then. I just need a good slap in the head to get my brain back to where it was when i was doing so well. I am such a pro at self sabotage but i refuse to let if fully take over like i have in the past!!!!

Tina - i am with you girl that was a little rough on a kindergartener (she is adorable by the way!). I know they have to establish firm ground rules early and it may be that she was the example that the teacher used to show that she means business but still seems a little harsh! I'd give it another week and if situations keep coming up then have a chit chat with the teacher and see where she is coming from.

Ryanmi - I certainly understand where you are coming from and i know momma's can be very protective of our kids but i do see your point. How is all your repiratory stuff??? How is the office challenge going, i have been very out of the loop, so you may have said and i missed it.

Cheryl - i am with you on the nap thing, just can't get going here lately either! Quilt retreat sounds like fun, is this the kids quilt or are you completely done with that one now? Can you tell I am so out of the loop here!

Shawn - congrats on the NSV's!!!! You are rockin girlie!!! You are an inspiration! I know what you mean about the tank top. What a victory that was! I know your eating will get on track soon. Trust me i know how hard it can be!

Emily - welcome!!! :welcome3: So glad to have you join us. Yes we all know the battle losing weight is and that none of it comes easy. My starting weight was way above yours, in fact your starting is my next "goal"! It's all relative ya know! Look forward to getting to know you more! Oh yeah and congrats on surviving 4 kids so far!!! I struggle so much with two i really respect anyone with more!

Card - a hearty welcome to you too! :welcome3: Glad to have you along in this battle! Another one with lots of kids to deal with! I don't know how ya'll do it!!!

Seems like we are missing a few regulars here lately too, Robbin, Michelle1964, Linda, Louie, jtammy, stacy and i know i am missing more! Hope all is well with ya'll and we will be hearing from ya'll soon.

Well I gotta run, supposed to be doing some work here today. I am slowly getting back into routine so i will hopefully be able to check in more regularly. Are we still doing louie's halloween challenge??? I think i have made up my mind on what i want to make it but can't remember if we said it wouldn't be a weight related goal. Somebody catch me up if you can! Thanks and ya'll have a fantastic day!!!!!


09-11-2006, 10:59 AM
Hey ladies sorry I was once again MIA over the weekend but you know how I get BUSY BUSY BUSY. I did not meet my goal for Saturday. Saturday morning the scales said 231, however they did say 229.8 this morning so I am gonna leave my ticker where it is. I am sorry I can’t do any personals right now but I do want to say Welcome to Emily & Card. This is a great bunch of ladies.

Well chickies I have to get to work but hopefully I will be able to finish everything up soon and be able to get back here for personals.

09-11-2006, 12:20 PM
Good morning girlies! I am so relieved this morning. I just got back from school to find out that the whole thing was a misunderstanding. I'm glad I talked to the teacher to clear things up, because I didn't want to have any ill feelings towards her if there was no need to have any. Somebody elses turtle must have been up just shortly after she asked Alyssa not to squeeze her wet wipe. And Alyssa thought it was hers. She said she wouldn't have given a warning for something so little. She has renewed my faith, especially when she bent down and told Alyssa she did a good job for coming to her mommy when she wasn't sure of something. And said the next time she has any wonders to please come ask. She told her that she was very good at following the rules and showed her name had a whole row of stickers beside it! I could see her little heart lift as a smile came wide accross her face. All of the anxiety she had this morning before going totally disipated and I was one proud mama bear...hehehe!

And now off of that subject and back to why we're here. I found my groove again! Yippee! I've been walking on the treadmill at regular pace for the past two days! And I haven't made any wrong choices with food. Hubby and I went out for lunch yesterday and I stuck to my guns having a Thai Chicken Salad with a balsamic dressing. If any of you are drowning yourselves trying to get rid of some water retention...drink a cup of green tea, it totally makes you go.

Cheryl, I'm excited for your weigh in on wednesday myself. hehehe! You've done so well last week. Congrats on sticking to plan all week, I know how even that can be such a victory.

Shyla, this is so funny...but I wore a shirt this morning that I haven't worn in years because it was too "fitted". I wore it with confidence today baby! Congrats on feeling satisfied at the restaurant. I was the same way, I'd make myself so full and sick trying to eat it all. You go girl!

Hi Emily! I remember you! I have come a long way and there came a lot of struggles too. I'm in one of those slums right now trying to get back to routine after the summer has thrown me off. Welcome back! Meal planning is an awesome way to keep in line, you can do this!

Hi Card! Welcome aboard! You'll fit right in here and I look forward to getting to know you better. What is your plan of action may I ask?

Erin, hey girl! Nice to see you back and things are swinging again. I missed your energetic posts about all that exercised you manage to get in. Glad to hear hubby is doing well and that whole situation won't be so stressfull for you. I think a few of us has climbed back up to the diving board and ready to take another plunge into the weightloss routine pool. But if you don't mind...let me jump first! hehe! I'm thinking about maker a ticker for a ten pound loss for halloween..does that sound too much? I don't want to set myself up for failure.

Robbin, hey girl 229 may have not come by on saturday, but it is here now and that's something to celebrate! Congrats!

Well I'm off to meet with the mill! Have a great day ladies! Make it one you'll be satisfied with at the end of the day! Be strong and stay powerful!


09-11-2006, 01:50 PM
Tina - I know I haven't posted here for a bit but I have been reading and I was so pleased to hear that the wet wipe thing was a misunderstanding.

I find myself torn when people complain about teachers for, while it is true that there are bad teachers out there, some people misinterpret necessary discipline as their kid being 'got at'. Also some children don't always report things as they happened, either deliberately or by mistake so I was not sure whether to interpret the story as the teacher being overly harsh or your daughter (forgive me) being a little economical with the truth. My dd is the exact same age as yours and she does tell lies to get herself out of trouble, as many of that age do without compunction.

So, I am so glad it was all a big misunderstanding.

09-11-2006, 02:22 PM
Hey ladies! Just a quick checkin while I'm home for lunch... work is crazy today / this week - we have the corporate tax deadline on Friday! No more extensions for those corps... so we're beating the stragglers over the head & trying to get them all done. Of course, crazy issues come up with missing info, etc. Argh!

My weekly points started over yesterday, and ended up 7 points over goal yesterday, but am on track today. Just had Subway for lunch - yummy! And plan to work out tonight. That should get me back on track fast!

Not going to make it to all the personals, but just wanted to WELCOME the new girls! :welcome:

And Tina, I'm so glad you talked to the teacher & it all worked out. I knew it would. :wink:

Well, ladies, I can't stay and chat. Will check back in soon, though! have a great monday! :hug:

09-11-2006, 05:36 PM
Hi gang! Mid day check in today for another confession. I caved again and satisfied a few cravings i didn't get to over the weekend. I have exhausted all of the can't have it's for now and plan to be on track again from here on out!

Robbin - you are one busy woman! Glad to hear you were under 230 this morning! Hope your schedule eases up a little soon!

Tina - so glad the thing with the teacher got straightened out!!! Communication is so helpful with this stuff. It's amazing what the kids pick up on and how there little minds make it out to be what they see and not always what it really is. Ten pounds doesn't seem like too much if you are willing to work really hard. Halloween is 7 weeks from today and most people will say 2 pounds a week is reasonable and that would be 14 pounds so even gives you a little playing room!

Robsia - good to get a teacher's perspective on things, there are always two sides to a story aren't there!!!! How are things with you?

Shawn - sorry to hear work is getting hectic but your motivation is contagious right now! I may have to ride your coat tails of enthusiasm for a little till i get going again!

Okay, well gotta run, need to try to get the desk organized again! ya'll have a good evening!

09-11-2006, 08:03 PM
I just got some pictures back... do you guys mind if I show off my babies?

09-11-2006, 08:36 PM
Evening All...

I have just returned from seeing an allergist! I didn't get the most pleasant of news though...he thinks I am allergic to GRASS-of all things- and that's why I have been so miserable all summer (and last for that matter)...but he couldn't do the skin tests b/c the receptionist failed to tell me not to take my allergy meds for 5 days before coming I have to go back next Monday. If I am allergic to grass, I have to go for shots once a week for 6 months, then every other week for another 5 months, then once a month for maintainence. Good Christ that's a lot of shots...especially for someone afraid of needles. While I was there, he had me do a pulmonary function yest to check my lungs (because I have asthma)...had to blow into a tube and then suck the air out again and this machine read my lung, I do it, and he says (in his thick spanish accent) that I "blow and suck really well"...and he must have said it three or four times. I just started laughing...he didn't think it was funny, but I found it hysterical...especially after the 3rd-4th time...I juvenile...:rofl:

The screws came for my bike-so I am going to try and figure it out this evening and maybe do a little peddlin'...woo hoo!!!:woo:

Tina, glad the whole school thing worked out. BTW, I forgot to mention, those socks Alyssa was wearing are the cutest ever! :)

Robbin, Sounds like things are crazy for you right now-hang in there! :dizzy:

Shyla, Awesome NSV with the tank top-and the eating at Chili's...I love their food! ;)

Erin, Glad the hubby is doing better! As far as the office challenge goes, I was down 4.4lbs last week...this week, not so sure, as I haven't had the best week...we'll see. :crossed:

Robsia, How did the interview go?? :?:

Cheryl, Hope the weigh goes well on Weds. You are going on a quilt retreat? Sounds relaxing for you...:beach:

Welcome to Emily and Card!!! Looking forward to getting to know you! :balloons:

OK...Now to the bike! Let's see if I can put this bad boy together... :)

Get n healthy
09-11-2006, 09:17 PM
Hello all, doing well here. Did we just have a weekend? Where did i go? I guess i blinked and missed it. Geeze, back to the beginning of another work week, but hey, 3 pounds lighter on this work week than the last one, so i will take it, ha ha.

Shyla-That is awesome about the fajitas...stopping at two is a challenge. That is my main focus right now. You wouldnt think just stopping when you are full would be so hard, but it really takes disepline for me. So good for you, well done. Cool NSV too about the shirt. That is a great feeling. Oh what darling little ones you have, they are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pics.

Ryan-I am sorry but that IS hysterical. I would have had to show my juvinille side too. How can people even say that with a straight face, i mean come on. That is funny stuff. Good luck with the screws, that will be a workout in its self probably.

Emily-Hello. Vacations are very difficult for me too. I go out of town thinking, i am going to be strong. I come back with my stomach stretched out, lazy, and back to old habits. Lets get it in gear and keep it in gear together.

Erin-Thanks for missing me. Its nice to know you were missed. Just been a busy weekend, lots of yard work (still sore from it, who knew slinging a sleg hammer could work muscles you didnt even know you had). But i am back and doing well.

Card-Welcome, i think i know you from another thread. Good to have you here.

Tina-That is wonderful news about your daughter. Oh, isnt that such a weight lifted. Bless her sweet heart, I can just see that smile slowly going accross her beautiful little timid face.

Ok, gotta go find my children...far too quiet for far too long.

09-11-2006, 10:25 PM
Evening Ladies...Busy, busy, busy is how my days have been the last couple of days. Staying on program so will see what the scales say on Wednesday. No time for personals tonight, but I will get back here in the morning. Have problems with the computer being extra slow and not down loading like it should.

Welcome Emily and Card:hug: Great bunch of ladies here.


09-12-2006, 09:45 AM
Good Morning!

Just stopping in to say howdy...and to report that I have NO SKILLS at all when it comes to putting things together...I tried to put that stupid bike together...none of the screws looked anything like the pictures, none of them seemed to fit right, I couldn't figure the stupid :censored: thing I gave up. :dunno:

I'm calling someone to come put it together for me today...either that or the whole thing is going in the garbage! I can't stand looking at it in pieces around my living room anymore!!!!! :tantrum:

Ok...time to do some work-I have my class in a little bit...have a good day! ;)

09-12-2006, 02:44 PM
Good day ladies!

I hope you are all doing well. I just finished my treadmill walk. I'm sweatin' like a ... well, you know what I mean. I am really excited and feeling motivated today. I am one...ONE....o-n-e pound from my ticker weight! Woo Hooo! I hoping to keep this little downward trend for good while.

I want to try and make a halloween ticker, tried ticker factory but I can't get it to show up here. Anyone know how? 3FC doesn't have any cute halloween ones.

Robsia, glad to see you! I am so relieved too that it was a misunderstanding. I understand how hard teachers have it and perhaps dealing with some irrate parents sometimes doesn't make it any easier. I did NOT want to be one those parents! :D How are things going for you?

Shyla, did you get you're workout in lastnight? You must be exhausted chasing down missing info. I remember when I worked, I could have clunked my boss on the head more than once when have missing paper work. Your kids are adorable btw!

Erin, get it all out of your system and start anew! You're doing great!

Ryanmi, holy smokes..that is a lot needles. Lets hope that you're not allergic to grass...what are the chances? FYI, I would've had to have a chuckle too! If I were close to you I'd help you out with your bike. I put everything together in our house!

Stacy, those weekends never seem long enough do they? Congratulations on the three pounds! That's amazing! Keep up the great effort!

Cheryl, hope things start slowing down for you soon. Might be time to do a scan on your computer to see if they're aren't any viruses. That may cause it slow down.

Have a great day ladies! Keep strong, make wise choices and get in a few extra steps!


09-12-2006, 06:17 PM
Hi Ladies

Tina Ė The scales may have said 229 yesterday but were back to 232 this morning, THIS SUCKS.

Robsia Ė like your phrasing economical with the truth, LOL. My kids are very good at that.

Shawn Ė On the weight watchers scale how bad is 7 points over? If it were just 7 calories over it would be great but I have never done WW and donít know how bad 7 points is. By the way your kids are adorable.

Erin Ė GET BACK ON THE TRACK NOW GIRLIE!!!!! Ok you have been scolded and all is forgiven. You have done great so donít beat yourself up just put yourself back in order and do what you know is right for you.

Ryanmi Ė My oldest boy is allergic to grass, but his reactions are in the form of rashes that itch and burn and swell. He has to take 2 and sometimes 3 different meds to prevent the rashes during the spring and summer. LOL, to let you know, I would have laughed at the doctor too. I am sorry that you canít tell screws apart. LOL

Stacy Ė Just the way I feel, blink and you miss the weekend, sucks donít it. My weekends are just as busy as the weekdays and it doesnít feel like I ever get a break.

Cheryl Ė Sounds like you are on the same road as the rest of us, busy busy busy.

Well Ladies, I feel I have been neglecting all of you cause I havenít been here much. I have just been so busy that I can barely catch my breath. It seems like I am just on the run so much. Too bad it doesnít count as exercise. I do believe I am gonna have to threaten Scale-A-Cide again cause my scales are not cooperating at all. This morning they were back up to 232, 3 pounds overnight. Now I know that is impossible and that it has to be water retention but stillÖÖÖÖÖ. I have been trying to get myself more motivated to work harder and really I have good intentions but it seems like my busy schedule just keeps interfering, and then I seem to think it is ok to use my schedule as an excuse. What is up with that? There is no good excuse for not working on my health and that new body I want. I need a good kick in the backside!!!!!!!!! I want to walk at football practice tonight but earlier I started in with the excuses, I am not dressed for walking and I am not gonna be able to go home before practice, I have on dress pants a very nice blouse and heels. Well guess what I also have a t-shirt and walking shoes in the car, then I tell myself but you donít have any pants. Well guess what self, you are stopping buy Wal-Mart to pick up a prescription on your way there so just buy a pair of cheap sweats or shorts or something cause YOU ARE WALKING WEATHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT!!!!! How do you like that?

Ok since I havenít been here much I though I would share a lower fat lower calorie recipe with you all to make up for it. Every one loves Potatoes Au Gratin right? How about cutting down on the calories and fat. I am not sure what the calories and fat grams are but its better than the regular recipe.

4 Medium Potatoes sliced
1 10 oz can healthy request cream of mushroom soup
4 Tablespoons of Lite Sour Cream
1 Medium Onion Chopped
1 Cup low fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375į Arrange Potatoes and onions in a casserole dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. In small bowl, combine soup sour cream salt and pepper, pour over potatoes. Sprinkle with cheese, cover with foil and bake for 1 hour. YUM YUM. Love it

09-12-2006, 09:34 PM
Go Robbin! Go Robbin! Go-Go-Go Robbin! Nothing can get this done but sheer determination and girl it sounds like you've got it! I'm so sorry things never seem to slow down for you, I know I would be wiped too. Don't be so hard on yourself...girl you're a busy working mom of four! Just keep doing what you know and keep trying to fit in little bits of exercise where you can. That body of yours should be shaking in it's skin right about now! hehe! I'm here on the side lines cheering for ya! BTW - you were able to get everything in order for a walk, but did you manage to swipe hubbys MP3 player too? ;) Gotta love that music to keep you pumped!

Thanks for the recipe, sounds really yummy!

09-12-2006, 09:38 PM
Hi Gals :wave:

I am here, but just sortta hanging out in the background. I am in a funk and need to get myself sorted out..find a program.. and get to it. Being FAT and out of shape has all of a sudden really gotten to me.. and maybe that is the motivation that I need to do something about it.

So I will be here and will drop in for the occassional fly by and then once I am on track I will be back in full force.

Thanks for being here :hug:

09-12-2006, 09:50 PM
Ahhhh Louie, I hope you don't drop too far outta sight. If you're looking for motivation and inspiration you'll find it here. I know it's tough and depressing when you're not having any or very little success. No one ever said losing weight was easy...if it were then we'd never need one another. I hope you're able to find a plan that you'll be excited about very soon! We'll be here when you do, and we're also here when you feel like you don't. The hardest part about starting a "diet" is just that...starting, once you get in the groove it gets better...not necessarily easier...but better. Looking forward to your return with a vengence very soon!

Get n healthy
09-12-2006, 10:58 PM
I did well today overall. If you think of motivation as a paved street, i sort of hit a pot hole today. It all started when i let myself get too hungry in the afternoon, and i grabbed a ff cranberry muffin with milk when i should have had a yogert (220 cals versus 60 cals) and then since i figured that really wasnt enough damage, lets have a half handful of cashews (i know better than to have those things in the house). I dont know what the deal is one of those days where you are just starving ALL DAY. I am due for TOM any day now, so maybe that is it, but geeze, i am over it before it has even begun this month. Then after dinner, i tried to come up with 100 excuses of why i dont have to exercise "everyday", its no big deal to skip a day, right? Wrong. So i did a video with my dd. I put in about 3/4 the effort i should have. Then i decided that should be enough, i mean, do i have to do cardio every week day? YES. So out to the dreaded ellipitical. I hated EVERY SINGLE SECOND of it. But i did it anyway. So i am happy. I kept trying to bargin with myself that i didnt have to go the distance today...but eventually i got my 30 minutes in on it. I feel like i fell off the wagon today but looking back on it, i did pretty well, i guess i just feel that way because it just felt like my heart wasnt in it today...but i made dang sure my body was, ha ha.

Robin-OMG, doesnt that just drive you batty for the scales to be back up!?!?!?!? I have been working my tail off on that elliptical, doing videos before ellipitical, eating darn near perfect. I step on the scale this morning and WHAM, 2 pounds up. It is a few days before TOM but dang, you just hate to not see the numbers you have worked so hard for. Good for you for telling yourself who is boss. I had to do the EXACT same thing tonight. The ellipitical was just not calling my name like it normally does, but a big bowl of coco crispies was, ha ha. (The elliptial won out and i watched my dd eat the bowl of coco crispies). The recipe sounds yummy.

Louie-I know all about that funk. It will drive you a vicious cycle.

Tina-Dont you just love those super motivated days! Good for you for finding your grove. I lost mine earlier today around 4 but made up for it with exercise, i feel like i did anyway.

Ok, i am off to dream land. Fairy fat mother...where are you?

09-12-2006, 11:25 PM
Just a quick note before I go to bed. I did do the walking 30 minutes of it. Yay for me. But I kinda pigged at dinner. 1 full chicken beast 1 small (about 2 cups) sallad and about 4 see that 4 cups of grilled veggies. I ate and ate those veggies till I am stuffed. The good part is that the veggies had no added fat, no butter or oil so hopefully I didn't do to much damage.

Well ladies see ya tomorrow. Good night

09-13-2006, 12:27 AM
Just a quick check in here.

Tina - YES, I DID get in my workout yesterday and one today, too. Yay! Back on track.

Stacy - I know what you mean about hating exercise. I wanted to talk myself out of it tonight, but changed clothes & did it anyway. I do 30 mins on the elliptical machine, too. With my MP3 player & a magazine, I'm good to go. But today, about 20 mins into it, I kept wanting to say "well, thats enough". But I keep telling myself what a friend of mine said. Her personal trainer told her "You might as well not even start unless you do 30 MINUTES." So I got that 30 minutes in, gosh dog it. *sigh* (or *woot*!, should I say? LOL)

Robbin - 7 points over is kind of alot. But I made it all up yesterday and then some, by earning 4 activity points by exercising, and then not eating as much (I ate under the minimum points for the day, but ssshhh... don't tell on me!). Since I worked out again today, I should be okay, but I haven't added up my points for the day yet. I can eat 26-31 points/day, and "bank" the ones I don't eat (or make up for overeating, like Sunday). I know - it's confusing. Bottom line is, I think I made it up.

It's getting late & I'm getting tired, but still need to add up my points & such, so am gonna run. TTYL!

09-13-2006, 10:05 AM
Morning girls! Well still struggling here, but glad i have ya'll who understand and can give me the swift kick in the butt i need to get back on track!

Ryanmi - Grass allergy can be tough but i have heard folks say the shots can be really helpful! Hope the testing goes well for you! I know what you mean by the screws not looking like the pictures. Makes me nuts!!!

Stacy - Congrats on the 3 # loss!! Fabulous! I know what you mean about kids being too quiet, mine have watered down a bathroom, had windows open about to slide out roofs into wading pools, and been sliding down steps on a boogie board! Never trust a quiet kid! Wow, have you been reading my mind? sounds like a few conversations i have had with myself lately!! ONLY I GAVE IN AND YOU DIDN'T!!! I am so proud of you! I know what you mean about feeling like you fell off the wagon even though you really didn't! Some of that all or none philosophy creeping in. Don't let it take over! You did great!

Cheryl - hope your weigh in goes well today, sounds like all the activity and staying on plan will definitely set you up for great success today!

Tina - glad to hear youa re getting back on track! I am working on it but still not there yet!

Robbin - thanks for the scolding, i really need it and maybe a little more! I am having difficulty getting the cravings back under control again. once you get the taste of sinful sugar it is hard to give it up again! What is up with the www you have been fighting??? I would be insane by now and i really admire your dedication and refusal to give up! Glad to hear you got the walk! pigging on veggies is a whole lot less damaging than the chips and sugar i have been pigging on lately! Lighten up you are doing fabulous!

Louie - we all struggle and need a little alone time to get a grip, but know that we are all here for you going through the same things! Having someone there with you can make the journey easier. Look forward to your fly bys and i am still going to try for a halloween goal!

Shawn - good job on getting your exercise done! you did great! I haven't gotten thirty minutes on the elliptical yet! Considering I started at 2 minutes i am proud of my 20, but 30 is my goal. Your kids are beautiful by the way!

Well gotta run, need to be working instead of sitting at the computer! Everyone have a great day and i will check in soon!

09-13-2006, 10:41 AM
Ok Ladies just a quickie for me right now I just got to work and am swamped already.

Just wanted to let you all know that the scales were back to 229 this morning :carrot: YAY!!!!! When I added up all my foods yesterday my calories fat grams and carbs were well within my daily alllowance so I don't know if it was my eating, my walking or just the loss of the WWW. I don't care really cause I got my ticker weight back.

One other thing I wanted to tell is that I have a new incintive to get this weight off. Hubby told me yesterday that we are expected (by his boss) to be at the Millitary Ball which will be end of March or first of April. I wonder do you all think I can loose about 50 lbs by then.:?: That gives me 6 months, maybe if I really start working my butt off I can do it. At least 40.

Well better get a move on. Check back later.

09-13-2006, 10:48 AM
Morning Lovely Ladies !

Thanks to all of you for your encouragement :hug: The support here is fantastic and definately makes this journey much easier !!

I am off to work, so hope you all have a wonderful day and I will TTYS :)

09-13-2006, 12:16 PM
Good morning girls! I'm currently taking a break from moon walking all over the place to tell you...I'VE FINALLY MADE IT BACK TO TICKER WEIGHT!! YAY! This comes after a two month hover around 217-219. I haven't been 215 since mid July. I'm am back ladies!! And I feel good, dun nah nunna nunt...I feeEEEELL good ((totally singing but the typing doesn't sound as good)). Hopefully soon I can visit the 'edit signature' room and change my ticker! Fingers crossed!

Stacy, good girl for sticking up for yourself against that nasty little :devil: on your shoulder telling you lies. I for one has been giving into that crazy lady a little too often and it has gotten me no where but a stand still. Woo HoooOo! :carrot: Keep it up girl!

Robbin,:carrot: I am so excited for you today!! :carrot: I know how disappointed you were yesterday with those scales, but you didn't give up the fight and now you've the won the scale over this morning. Feels great doesn't it! I for one know exactly how you feel today. Lets dance...((doing the hip bump thing)). Keep up that great energy girl!'re going to a ball...sounds so fairytale-ish. :belly: What an incentive, you can do it!

Shyla, another exercise victory! :high: Great job keeping your eye on target. It really makes the day go a lot smoother when you feel so accomplished with yourself. Hope you're having a great day!

Erin, I know how difficult it is to get back on track...but the longer you leave it the harder it will be and you don't want to blow all the hard work you've done. Flick that little chip and sugar craver right off your shoulder and let her know who's the boss! :boxing: You can do it girl!

Louie, hey girl! I'm glad you're feeling better today. :) That's what we're here for, to help you along your way. For your halloween challenge, I'm trying to make a ticker (a halloween one) for ten pounds. But I'm having trouble figuring out how to get the one from ticker factory to here. Have you thought of a goal yet, it might just be the incentive you're looking for.

Well, I'm off to the races! This is a good day girls. We're coming along, we're fighting the urges and we're exercising to make a difference! Remember, keep your eye on the prize today... for Robbin that will be an awesome looking new dress for the ball!

Have a great day!

Get n healthy
09-13-2006, 03:00 PM
Hello ladies, Today is looking better so far than yesterday. I have already put all my eatings through dinner into fit day and i am about 250 less than yesterday, so that is much better. Went down to the health food store for lunch, they have THE best salad/veggie bar. Every veggie under the sun is there and all kinds of healthy low fat organic dressings to choose from. Double yum. I got a side salad and half of a chicken wrap, so i was very pleased. Their healthy sweets look good but even if they are healthy, they are still sweets. So while i glanced at the scones, i did not partake. Still up 2 pounds this am...something has got to give with this www by friday.

Tina-WOOHOOO to you. I bet you will be on cloud 9 all day. Enjoy your well deserved victory my dear. You may have hovered for a long time but at least you didnt give in and gain. And now that you have stuck it out. It is paying off. :bravo: I do believe i have knocked the devil off my shoulder for now. I am looking forward to exercise tonight, whereas i was dreading it yesterday. And i am stocked up on midol should any kind of cramps try to spoil my private time with my ellipitical.

Robbin-Oooh a ball. How fun and what a cool goal that gives you to work towards. I have something similar. My best friend is getting married at the beginning of May and i am supposed to be a braidsmaid. I have never had to endure that before. I am definately not going to be the fat those waist hugging ugly dresses. :fr: So i plan on losing 65 pounds by then. So you and me can work it til spring and knock em dead. :carrot:

Elem-You are exactly right. For some reason, i take my "diet" lifestyle as an all or nothing thing. I dont know if it is a whole upbringing of it being called a diet, implying you hurry and get the weight off so you can go back to eating, and one screw up is a huge deal on a diet. I have to work very hard to keep myself centered in the thought that it is a lifestyle...not a contest that i am being graded on. It is my life and a small handful of extra cashews in a day is not going to make or break who i am or how i feel about myself. :dizzy:

Shyla-We were thinking the exact same thing last night. I kept saying, "okay, 20 minutes is not a bad workout." "Okay, 25 minutes is just short of 30, its not going to make a difference if i go to 30." Then finally i actually did the 30...but i tried really hard to talk myself out of it. :devil: I fought it the WHOLE way. From deciding to get my butt off the coach all the way to getting the WHOLE 30 minutes in. Victory feels good huh? :cp:

OK, back for work for a few.

09-13-2006, 06:25 PM
Hi guys,

Michelle, a belated CONGRATULATIONS on the 4 lb loss. That's wonderful! I don't think I could have kept a straight face with the doctor either. Too funny! Hope you're having more luck getting the bike together today.

Robbin, Don't be discouraged about the lack of time to exercise. When my kids were younger, I don't know how I would have found time to do it either. Now that they are (almost) teens, I have a little more free time. Football practice sounds like a perfect time to exercise. Just make sure you always have some walking shoes in the car and most of your excuses are gone. Yay! I just read that you got your walking in. Good for you. I can't imagine that 4 cups of veggies would ever hurt at all. Very few calories and lots of good stuff. Glad to hear they didn't hurt you since the scale dropped back down.

Cheryl, Wow, you are really doing great! 4.7 lbs is fantastic! Congrats! Is weigh in again today?

Stacy, Oh my 3.2 lbs for you too! I read your post from yesterday about hitting the pothole when you got too hungry. That's what screws me up when I go off plan. I wait too late to eat and by then I'm starving. You did great though faking it, even though you didn't feel like it, you did it anyway. The bridesmaid dress sounds like great incentive to lose weight. I'm sure you can do it!

Erin, I'm glad to hear that DH is doing okay. Take care of yourself too. It takes a lot out of us to be caretakers as well. I know it's easy to get off track when our routine is interrupted (between DD and DH we've had 3 surgeries since April) but you'll do it. you can get back on track, don't sabotage yourself! Sugar can be so evil, but after the first few days of no sugar, it's not so bad. Hope you're back on track by now.

Tina, Alyssa is such a beauty! I'm glad to hear that you spoke to her teacher and the problem has been straightened out. Good to hear that the scales are back where they should be. You'll be editing that ticker in no time!

Shyla, Good for you for the clothing success. I'm having a little more fun wearing tops that are more fitted than I used to myself. Your babies are beautiful. Thanks for sharing the link to their photos.

Hi Card and Emily, Nice to meet you both. I'm new to this forum and am enjoying it. What kind of food plans do you follow?

Louie, I hope you are able to get back in the groove soon. The first month after I decided I had to lose weight, I flittered back and forth trying to decide what plan I should use. Finally I decided that I had to do something and that most any plan would work, I would just have to stick with it. And I did decide on a plan and stuck with it, and that worked. Hope you return soon.

Nothing new to report. I weigh every day and I did lose a pound two different days last week, but I may have already reported them. Can't remember. :) Exercise has been good. I overslept today since I had to take an allergy pill last night and they make me very sleepy. I haven't decided if I'm going to take off today or if I'll go for a walk later on. I always take off either Saturday or Sunday, and occasionally take off a day during the week. I feel like a break today so I may take it.

09-13-2006, 09:35 PM
Evening Ladies,

Erin...So happy to hear that your hubby came through his surgery OK. I'm not lookin forward to going through it myself. No, the kids quilt is done and I will take a picture of it this weekend at the retreat. I'll be working on two twin size Triple Irish Chain quilts. Can't wait for Friday to get here, I soooooooo need a weekend away from the FD's to relax.

Robbin...WHOOHOO!!! I was thinking about sending the fairy fat mother your way to give your scales a swift kick, guess the thought of scaleacide did the trick. LOL...Whooooo the Ball, how exciting!!! I was able to attend the Marine Corp Ball several times. You can do it Robbin!!!

Tina...WHOOHOO!!! Congrats and getting back to your pre-vacation weight. Yah, for both of us, it was no easy task for me. We are back to battery problems with the laptop. Got it fixed 3 months ago and it the same problem again. The place where you plug the power supply is bad. It cost $114.00 to fix it last time.

Shawn...Your girls are too CUTE!!! I bet their grandmother's spoil them. I know I would!!! Great job on getting your workout in.

Ryanmi...Sorry you haven't gotten that darn bike together. Hope you find someone that can put it together for you. YIKES!!!! I hate needles. I'm allergic to fresh cut grass and alfalfa. Gives me such a horrid headache. I just take a bunch of tylenol, cold cloth over my eyes and a dark room for a couple of hours.

Tammy...Two words...WATER WEIGHT....The scales will be down next week. Good job on getting your exercise in when you didn't feel like it.

Louie...Sorry you are in a funk. The first step is to stay with US. We will help you get through the rough stuff. Find a program you can stick with and an exercise you like doing and just make up your mind that the time is now.

Well gals, I have been very busy and stressed with the FD's. I have been to the principals office the last three days. Needless say, they are ground from the internet/computer in our home forever, no phone calls for one FD for the next two weeks, plus she can't go to the retreat with me. The other loss her make-up for two weeks. You would of thought the world ended by taking her make-up away. Paaaleeezzzz!!! On top of that, the one FD hit a kid on the back of the head while he was getting a drink in a water fountain, and chipped his front tooth!!! We are looking at a $700 or more bill!!!!
It's going to be an Arbor Mist weekend:hat: This afternoon was my weigh-in day at Weight watchers and I stayed the same.:D Very happy about that. Well I have been up since 4:30 and I really need to get a shower and go to bed. Have a good one.


09-13-2006, 11:09 PM
Hey ladies - another quick check in. I got to move my ticker down TWO pounds today! Woot! :carrot:

And I had another NSV.... while getting dressed this morning, I was standing where I could see my naked back in the mirror... and I was wondering where all my back-fat went. You know, the stuff that was bulging around my bra straps, etc... It's WAYYYY down from what it was. Hmmm.... that's never the place I would have chosen to lose weight first. LOL. But I'll take it!

Gonna run - got laundry to fold... will check back later! Bye! :wave:

Get n healthy
09-14-2006, 10:11 AM
Hey guys, well TOM is in full swing and i am just exhausted this morning. I got my ellipitical in about an hour before the cramps started last night so i was very happy to have it done when they started in. Today i am going to be taking midol like candy and i WILL GET MY EXERCISE IN tonight. Weigh in is tomorrow. I did really well in the food dept yesterday, not so great in water consumption though. Planning on drinking like a fish today. I should be getting a new movie in the mail today, so that is good incentive for my workout.

Shyla-A 2 pound difference, good for you. I love those. Hopefully i will doing the same ticker dance in the morning. :carrot: And a NSV too. Awesome. Isnt it crazy where our bodies lose the weight first. My gut has not budged an inch, which is the part i want most gone. But my chest has gone down 2 shirt sizes...the last place i want to lose it. It doesnt do any good to go down 2 shirt sizes in the chest if the shirt still will not fit around the gut but is baggy in the shoulders and chest. :dizzy: I am thinking another 20 lbs and SURELY it will start to affect the gut.

Cheryl-That is terrible about the chipped tooth. I bet you were pissed. At least it gives me some comfort to know i am not the only one that has issues with the kids. Good for you for maintaining this week. ;)

Jtammy-Glad to hear from you. I had been missing you. Good for you for losing 2 pounds last week. :carrot: I hope to do the same tomorrow. I have a similar exercise schedule. I take off on friday, since that is my weigh in day. Then i give my self an "out" for one day during the week just incase things get too hectic, headaches, or just not feeling good. I didn't take that day during the week this week yet. Hoping to make it to friday. Dont you hate over sleeping? Makes me feel like i am running late the whole rest of the day, even if i am not. I am like that this morning though, Tylenol PM last night for cramps and i feel hung over this a.m. I need to get up and move around.

Talk to you ladies later,

09-14-2006, 10:24 AM
Gooooooooddddd Morning LADIES!!!!!!!!!!!! How are all of you lovely ladies doing today? Everything is just B-E-A-UTIFULE here. The sun is shining the temperature is down and bearable (almost chilly this morning). Ok enough of that crap, Guess What, Guess What...................The scales love me again. They said 227.2 this morning. Can you all believe that. I got on like 10 different times and even changed the battery and they said the same thing each time. YAY YAY YAY, I am back in the groove. I am also a little sore from all the jumping on the trampoline I did last night but who cares the scales are down and that is all that matters. I'm not gonna move the ticker just yet I would like 2 days of the same thing before I do that so every one cross your fingers for me ok.

Well I would love to do personals but the boss is back today and I have got to get my rear in gear. Hopefully I will have some time on my lunch to get back here. Hope you all have a great day.

09-14-2006, 11:47 AM
Robbin, That's fantastic! Congratulations, I'm so glad to hear the scales are moving for you again, and even with a fresh battery. :D You have a lot of restraint on moving the ticker. Once I weigh in and my scales show a loss the majority of the weighs, I take it and move my ticker immediately. Like this morning, it showed 231 8 times out of 10, so I'm claiming it.

Cheryl I hope you have a relaxing weekend away from home. It sounds like you need to get away. Yikes on the $700 bill. BTW, what does FD stand for? After your wonderful loss last week, maintaining is wonderful.

Shyla, Congrats on the 2 lbs and the back fat disappearing. Funny how it comes off in places we'd never think of.

Stacey, I can sympathize with the shirt problem. My shoulders, neck and lower arms are getting really small, but will this huge chunk of lower belly move? No way! I need a 12 or 14 in the shoulders, but what good would that do if they won't go around my apron of fat? I know that I have lost 17 inches in my lower belly/hip area (OMG, it was huge to begin with) but it's still so out of proportion to my top half. Oh well, we'll both get there someday. Good for you for getting your exercise in last night before TOM messed it up.

I did my WATP 3 miles this morning. I hope to get another mile in at the park tonight. If I don't step it up I may miss my exercise goal this month, and I don't want to do that. TTYL.

09-14-2006, 12:27 PM
Good morning girls! Well yesterday wasn't as on target as I would have liked, my daughters best friends mother from preschool phoned and wanted to go out to McDonalds for lunch. What can you say? She was excited to see a friend she knew. I had a salad and a yogurt parfait, pretty good in fat grams and calories...but the sodium was a shocker! So I think the scales are reflecting that this morning. Up 0.5...wahhHHHhhh! But I will not get discouraged over something so little, I'll just get sloshed and drink some green tea. After I get my walking over with of course, full bladders and treadmills do not mix! LOL!

Stacy, thanks for the cheers. It sure felt great and I still do! Dang those nasty will never understand what we go through! Hope the midol keeps things at ease for you today!

Tammy, nice to see you! I was missing you. Thanks for Alyssa's compliment btw. As per your question to Cheryl about what FD means, it's foster daughter. Great job with the exercise this morning, and thinking about another rockin'!

Cheryl, oh you poor dear! You sound exhausted. You are more than deserving when it comes to getting away and having a break. I've said before you're a saint for taking care of foster children and it's so true! Sorry to hear things are rough with them right now, I hope they learn their lessons and wise up to make it easier on you.

Shyla, congrats! You're sure melting it off fast here lately. I know what you mean about back fat...mine seemed to disappear there too faster than the rest. It's nice to look at the mirror and see something almost smooth! LOL!

Robbin! Woo HOOOoo! Now that's what I'm talking about! Congratulations! Go change that ticker girl...claim it!

Well I'm off to walk! Have an awesome day! Keep up the great effort ladies...we're so rocking this thing this week.


09-14-2006, 04:10 PM
Ok ladies I have been thinking, what good is a challenge without a reward? No good if you ask me. I think that is why I failed at my last challenge; I didn’t give myself anything to look forward to other than being back at my ticker weight. Don’t get me wrong, finally being back on track feels great and I am totally excited to be on the downward move again, but I think I need to give myself a reward and NOT a food reward. Something that is JUST FOR ME that does not involve my family or anyone else. I have been thinking and have come up with something that is inexpensive and will be a new experience for me. I have never in my life had a manicure can you believe that? Something so simple but also something I have always considered a waste of money, maybe that is why my nails are so ugly. So when I reach my next mini goal I will reward myself with a manicure. Most of you know that my goals are based on 10 pounds at a time. I am in the 220’s so my next goal is to be in the 2teens. When I hit 219 I will go get a manicure for the first time in my life. What would your reward be and why don’t you give it to yourself the next time you hit a mini goal? Now not a big reward just something worthy of a mini goal.

Get n healthy
09-15-2006, 10:23 AM
:carrot: Victory dance :carrot: I am just in shock today...i must have found that sweet spot everyone talks about with the balance between eating enough but not too much and exercising enough but not too much. I dont know how long that will be my sweet spot but for now i am on cloud 9. I lost 3.2 last week and 3.8 this week. What is the world coming to? Thank you fairy fat mother. It seems like it has been a good couple of week for most of us....keeping that fairy fat mother on her toes i guess. Then i had a nsv of some pants that i havent been able to wear, they were just barely too tight...well i comfortably wore them to work today. So i am tickled. I still cant get in to the blue jeans that are that size but i am working towards it.

Robbin: WOOHOO to you for the scale victory. Shall we do a little dance. :carrot: I LOVE your rewards idea. I just treated myself to my 20 pounds victory last week. I rewarded myself with a new haircut and color job. I have been needing both FOREVER, but at the 20 pound mark i feel like i had earned it. I dont know what my next reward will be. Your reward of a manicure is great. I have had it done only once. A pedicure is great too in the beginning of the summer.

Tina-Good job on the McDonalds visit. :bravo: I would have gotten a happy meal and not felt too bad about it but then i would have been hungry in an hour. 10 points for you for choosing the healthiest option, lots of veggies, etc.

Tammy-Claim that loss honey. And koodos to you for your recent loss. :cp: I am the same way, i dont wait either, once the scale says it, i change it. I have my weigh ins on friday and i work really hard to make that days number look good. I may be 5 pounds up on saturday but i stick with fridays number. It has worked so far. I am glad you asked what FD stood for. I didnt know either that it was for foster daughter. I assumed it was a relation but its good to be clear. I can totally relate to what you are talking about with being in proportion. My legs are small, my arms are small, my chest is small, my "apron of fat",(perfect description by the way) is huge in comparison. Like you, i am about 3-4 sizes smaller in all other areas than my gut. VERY annoying. That is another reason i am already planning a tummy tuck. When i lost down to 190 last time, i still had this gut...everything else was like a size 8 but my gut was still an 18 or 16...unbelievable. Now i just have to worry about financing that tummy tuck. Wow, 3 miles with WATP, good for you. :carrot: That is a walk.

Ok ladies, my boss keeps looking at me. I wonder if he wants me to take care of some of this stuff on my desk. ha ha.

09-15-2006, 01:04 PM
Good morning girlies! Hope you're all well. I woke up to a freak force of nature this morning. Would you believe it? SNow! I can't either! It's wet snow so it isn't really sticking yet, but you can see some accumulations around the grass and trees. YUCK!

My scales still read 215.5 this morning, can't figure that one out. But after I got to thinking I realized I haven't been giving myself credit for how far I've come in a week. Last saturday I weighed in at 218.5, so in actuallity I've come down 3.5lbs. this week. I guess that isn't anything to be taken lightly. I've just been focused on getting to 215 and under and put aside what I had to lose to get back to 215. I do remember that I used to hover on one # for a couple of days before losing the next pound or so. It does say 1-2lbs. a week right?

Robbin, love the reward idea. I'm thinking pedicure for sure! I've always wanted to get my hair foiled but that's too much $$. These ol'feet could sure use a good polishing after a summer of sandles.

Stacy, congrats! You're doing awesome! Gotta LOVE IT! Keep it up and you'll be melted away in no time. I went online yesterday to have another look at the nutritional at McDonalds. The salad dressing is so high in sodium that I don't want to risk it too often. I figure if I'm faced with that challenge again I'll have the chicken mcgrill (sandwich only), or the chicken fahitas(sp?). A lot less sodium and not half bad in the fat and calories department either.

My sister is here with her kids and I haven't made it to the treadmil yet today. I think I'll save it for after dinner when they're gone. The treadmill is in the basement where her and her kids are staying and I don't need an audience! LOL! Hope you have a good day!


09-15-2006, 02:41 PM
Stacey, Wow! You are in a sweet spot. Congrats on all of your success, including your NSV! The thought of a tummy tuck is swirling around in the back of my mind. I know I'll have lose skin there, whether I decide to try to do a tummy tuck depends on how well I can disguise it. I'm old enough that I can't see myself wearing stomach revealing clothing whether I have loose skin or not, so if I can just disguise it, I'll try that. :)

Tina, Snow already?? Wow, it's 90 and very sunny here today. Wish I could send you some. You are right to slow down and think about how well you've done in just a weeks time. 3.5 lbs is wonderful. And of course weight fluctuates so much that you can't give .5 lbs a thought. I didn't realize that the salad dressings at McD were so high in sodium. We almost never go there, but I'll need to remember to check the website the next time we do to see if I want to change what I usually order (one of the salads with grilled chicken).

Robbin, When I first decided to lose weight, I told my husband that I wanted some rewards to look forward to. The first 50 lbs was a new digital camera. The second 50 lbs was a MP3/digital video player. The third 50 lbs was a new laptop. The last 15 - 20 would be a trip to Paris. He agreed to all of it, and secretly I KNOW he never thought I could lose the weight, even I didn't REALLY think I could do it at first. I bought my digital camera and MP3 player when I hit those goals. I've got a new laptop ordered through work, so I don't really want us to have to buy one at 150 lbs after all. But I really want my trip to Paris. I know how much money he has saved for it so far though - 0 -, so I probably won't get it. I'm also splurging on myself and getting my hair colored and foiled every couple of months. At first I was doing it every 25 lbs, but now that the weight loss has slowed down while I'm still being very good, I've decided to continue doing it as often as I need it. Otherwise I would have these very gray roots while waiting for the 25 lbs. I think a manicure sounds like a fun idea, but my husband may be tired of my rewards. :D

09-16-2006, 12:32 PM
Where are our peeps?! It's getting awfully quiet in here. Scales are still saying the same thing this morning, up 0.5lbs. But no sweat off my back or should I say a lot of sweat off my back cuz I'm gonna keep at it the same ol'routine. It's the weekend though, that means that we'll be eating out sometime and although I can make great food choices it's just that I can't count it and add it up to see where I stand at the end of the day. Not a lot of restaurants here have the luxory of checking them out online first. Guess I can always rely on keeping my fingers crossed! :D

Tammy, yeah snow! Believe me, it is freak for me too. It's suppose to warm back up to normal seasonal temperatures next week. Phew! Thanks for telling me not to give that 0.5 any thought. It feels real good to know that the little half pound isn't a big ugly scar that everybody is staring at. LOL! Glad I could inform you on the salad. I was so naive before, I practically had one once a week during Alyssa preschool year.

Well, I guess I should beat that treadmill up with the pounding of my shoes. Have a great Saturday girls....wherever you are!?


09-16-2006, 01:18 PM
Hi Gals!:wave: :wave: :wave:

I am soo freakin' happy :twirly: :twirly: ...after 1 1/2 years I have FINALLY found out what is wrong with me-why everytime I step outside during spring, summer, or fall, I am miserable and can hardly breathe:dunno: ...Turns out, I am highly allergic to outdoor mold, and to trees-oak, maple, willow, pecan, walnut...all nut trees (and those nuts as well). I had the scratch tests and injections done yesterday. On a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the most severe, I scored 4 almost immediately on molds and trees...then he gave me 9 (yes, i said NINE) shots of different kinds of those to see what triggered, and sure enough, outdoor mold and those trees triggered again almost immediately! While I'm not thrilled about the being allergic part, nor am I looking forward to the shots every week, I am so happy to finally figure out what the **** is wrong...I've been going crazy and beng miserable for all of this time. I mean, I know I'm not in the greatest shape, but I should be able to walk from the car to the building without getting congested and wheezy! Anyway, I start the shots a week from Monday...once a week for 6 months, then every other week for another 6 months, then maintainance for 3-5 years...I guess it's a fair trade-off for breathing! ;)

I just finished riding my bike...yay!!!!!!! I only did half a mile before I started getting wheezy but still...I plan to do it 2x a day...morning and evening. We'll see how that goes...:ebike:

Sounds like everyone is doing well on plan and losing lots! I did not do so well this week, but am cooking today so that I have food to eat for lunches and dinners this week...I do so much better when I don't have to worry what to eat...:eating2:

Oh well...I'm gonna run and get some stuff done...have a great weekend all! :hug: :hug: :hug:

09-17-2006, 12:41 AM
Hey ladies... sorry I've been MIA. Work has been crazy, blahblahblah. Sorry... I am PMSing over here. Am tired & cranky & overwhelmed etc etc. But wanted to check in & letcha know what's going on.

DH and I went on a date night last night -- we saw the new movie, The Covenant at the Movie Tavern. Which means, I had two margaritas with amaretto, and something came over me and I chose the WORST possible food on the menu! And ate it ALLLLL. The bottom line... today I am up FIVE POUNDS! EEEEEKK!! I'm sure part of it is PMS and WWW from all the margarita salt, fried foods, etc. But seeing it go up SOOO much was scary today.

I DID go workout today, though - 30 mins on elliptical. So I was able to get my 3 workouts in this week! Yay! And ate great today... probably too little... but was really not hungry all day after all the excess last night.

Anyhow, I'm back in the groove now, and hope that extra 5 goes back away QUICKLY!

09-17-2006, 11:28 AM
Morning Ladies :wave:

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. Tina, what's up with your weather ?!?!? We had a beautiful day yesterday; however, today rain..rain..rain. Oh well I have some reading to do today, so will probably remain indoors.

The board has been rather quiet, although I haven't been contributing too much either :D

A gal at work and I were talking the other day and she is also wanting to lose some weight so I think we are going to "use" each other as support, which is great. Between you gals, her and my hubby I will have heaps of support.

Well, I am off to enjoy my morning :coffee: have a great day and I will chat with you all soon.


09-17-2006, 12:55 PM
Good morning ladies! I wanted to pop in to change my ticker! I've been really good with keeping my choices healthy all week and maintained my walking, got my water intake down despite the fact that the scale consistantly reported the 0.5lb. But this morning...I was rewarded!! Down 3lbs.!! Can you believe that?! I can't! But I gonna..hehehe! I'm so on the ceiling I'll come back later for personals when I can manage to peel myself off! Hope you're having a great day too!

Get n healthy
09-17-2006, 04:29 PM
Well good Sunday to you all. I am doing well today. I have been really slacking with the water intake here lately. So i am making an effort to step it up starting today. I went and bought my weeks worth of groceries today and all looks healthy for the week. Got some stuff that i dont normally buy, keeps me from feeling i am in a rut. Dd and i came up with a "game", we are going to try a different fruit or veggie every week. Something neither of us have ever had. A couple of weeks ago it was speghetti squash...let me just say, yum, :hungry: i have been missing out all my life. this stuff is awesome wtih some marinara on family actually prefers it over pasta now...very cool at like 35 cals a cup. So this week dd picked out star fruit...we will give it a try tonight.

Tina-WOW, somebody got their groove back. :carrot: 3 wonderf
ful. :goodscale

Louie-That is cool having a healthy buddy at work. If your work is anything like mine it can be quite tempting at times and it takes a lot of effort to keep it going, especially when you coworkers eat VERY unhealthy. So i bet that will not only give you some support :cheer: but also a buddy to eat similar food with.

Shyla-Right there with you honey on the pms-ing. I think the peak part is over and now i am on the downward slope but, my poor kids and husband. :rollpin: That is so nice you and hubby got to go out on a date. :cheers: I am jealous. But i can totally relate to the pigging out...i did that friday. And my scales are still reflecting it. Glad you are back in the groove though, me too. Back to reality. And really after eating like i did friday, i really didnt feel good...I just dont like that full feeling like i used to.

Ryanmi- Oh those lovely allergies. I can relate. From EARLY spring to LATE fall, i sneeze and my eyes puff up constantly. I take prescription meds and they help. Keep me posted on how it works out for you. I would rather switch over to an allergist and just be done with it.

Jtammy-OOOHH Paris. That is my ULTIMATE reward. I have wanted to go there forever. I just dont want to take the kids, but yet, i am too scared to leave them here while i go over seas. I would love to shop at a parisian market. I have been taking french laguage classes on and off for a couple of years now, it makes me feel like i will go there one day. ha ha.

Ok, the laundry apparently is not going to wash itself.

09-18-2006, 01:04 AM
Hey everyone!
I ended up sooo busy last week and no computer time for me so that' why I wasn't around much.
I also ate TOO MUCH JUNK! I fasted today (only water) until 8 pm tonight and had some lentil/veggie soup I made last week. I feel like I need to de-tox a bit. In fact, I've been dinking around so long I've decided to go quite strict for awhile. I keep kidding myself that I can still lose weight having the occasional donut, McDonalds, chocolate bars etc, but in actuallity my occasional is really daily. So- it's time to be hard core again and get some results! After a few days of clean eating it's easier for me to stay on track. So my rules for myself are:

minimum 64 ox water daily
30 minutes cardio 6x per week
4 t-tapp workouts (2 full, 2 basic +)
one dessert per week
one off program meal per week
max. 2 cans diet coke a day

So there...hopefully I can get my groove back!

09-18-2006, 10:36 AM
Hey there ladies, I just wanted to pop in and say sorry I have been MIA since what Thursday? Man that is bad of me. I should have been here friday but I was so busy with work I never got the chance. And most of you know how my weekends go, so I never got the chance to pop in. I also wanted to let you know I was totally bad over the weekend and mad some horrible choices and today I am paying for it. The scales are back up to 228.8. It was just impossible for me to say no to Mom's Peach Pound Cake when we were at my parents house yesterday, but the worst part is not the eating some its the amount I ate, 3 peices. How stupid can I be. And that was on top of all of the other bad choices I had already made. I just have a problem staying on track over the weekends. I am gonna have to work really hard this week to get back to where my ticker says I am. Hopefully I will be able to flush alot of it with water.

Well Chickies, I hate to skip on personals but I really got to get to work. I am hopeing to get back here after while.

09-18-2006, 12:14 PM
Good morning ladies! What a wonderful day! The sun is back and that means we're back to some normal seasonal temps. WOOhh, that snow was waYYyYYyy to early. The scale is up a pound since yesterday, but I'm keeping my ticker put. I ate out yesterday so I'm thinking that the additional sodium in restaurant food is kicking around some extra water. I had the most delicious sandwich about yum! It was grilled chicken on a half of a foccacia bun, with cucumber, tomato, green olive talepade (who knows what that is?) and feta cheese sprinkled on top. I had a side salad to go with. It was so good...too good infact, so I ended up making a fruit salad for dinner because I wasn't hungry at all but I thought I better eat something or else I'd wake up with those hard, starving growling pains. You know the ones! hehe! Oh yeah I took a day off of walking yesterday too, but will be back at it this morning. So all in all I'm in a pleasant mood today, still feeling the effects of yesterdays surprise. :D

Ryanmi, it's nice to finally pin point what has been making you so miserable during 3 seasons outta four. But it's definitely not nice to be allergic to something that's everywhere and that you can't help but be around it. I hope those shots are successful, but I guess now that winter is coming along you will hardly have a chance to test the theory! Bugger! Glad to hear you got your bike figured out and already started wheelin'. You can burn an amazing amount of calories on a bike in less time it would take me on the treadmill. Good cardio, you're plan sounds really good.

Shyla, glad you're putting that date night mishap behind you and got right back on track. There's no way you've gained five pounds, with all that sodium and Aunt Flo you're bound to be up with water retention. Congrats on getting your weekly workout goal met...YAY!

Louie, lol..the weather is possessed! We're expecting more rain tomorrow, I think we've gotten Vancouver weather. It's exciting to have someone take the journey along with you, glad you found another source of support! YOU can do this!

Stacy, I love the try something new everyday idea. Tell me how that star fruit tastes, I've always wondered about that. Another thing I've always wondered about is spaghetti squash, it's really that good? Not mushy? Thanks for the congrats btw! :)

Hey Emily, you're goals for the week sounds really realistic. I have never done a detox before but it sure sounds nice to get rid of all that bad food junk in your body. Sending you all the will power thoughts to you to resist temptations. I know my occasionals little treat became too often too. Glad you put your foot down and stepping it up!

Robbin, I'm sure that the 1.8 uppage will be as easy to let go as it was to get it. A day or so back on track and you'll be getting great results again. Weekends are the toughest for me too. But I was really strong this weekend somehow. My parents wanted me to go out to eat with them on Sat. I was like no, you guys can go. Then Alyssa wanted to I ended up giving them some money to take her along with them and I stayed home and made a salad. Wow...where did that strength come from?! hahaha! Good thing because they ended up at KFC! Big freakin' weakness for me!

I best be getting on that treadmill. Have an over-the-top day girls! Be strong, stay powerful and make it happen!


Get n healthy
09-18-2006, 07:49 PM
Well i have done well today. But i am so bummed about my www over the weekend. :( I am up 5 pounds from fridays weigh in. Now grant it friday was a splurge day but not a 5 pound splurge day. basically my splurge day was an oreo ice what gives. I am going nuts looking at this scale. I am going to have to hide it away until friday or something. Its only monday, why am i in a panic? Well i am just going to continue to drink water, water, water.

Tina-The star fruit was good. Kind of like a pear meets an apple, its very pretty when cut...looks just like a star...not really a lot of bang for your buck though. The speghetti squash is really that good. :hungry: To avoid the mush factor, i just put it in a collander while i am shredding it out of the shell and some of it will drip out. But overall i really really like it.

Robbin-I can TOTALLY relate to the weekends making it super tough to stay on track. :devil: It starts on friday night and ends monday morning...boy i can sure do a lot of damage in those 2 or 3 days. It makes it extra hard if you think you are ordering smart but you just dont know what all goes in restaurant food. I am hoping it was a lot of salt and not so much butter.

Jelynn-The occasional "treat" :cookie: creeps up on me too and before i know it, just like you it is an every day thing. That is why i have to have an official weigh in day...that keeps me going. If i know i have to weigh in on fridays, i am more likely to behave and then have the splurge on friday only. My program is a lot like yours with the cardio, water, one splurge per week etc. Great minds think a like huh.

Ok, time for Mr. Ellipitical.

09-19-2006, 12:07 AM
Hey girls - Gonna do a few quick personals & then give you my updates! I feel bad that I've not done personals in so long... I know that is what keeps this group going! But here lately, I haven't had alot to give. *whineymode* Things are just SOOO busy right now. I'm selling in garage sales the next 2 weekends, so have been getting things ready for that. Then, my twins bday party is in 3 weeks, so had to get invitations out for that. Work has been crazy with deadlines, and on my lunch breaks I'm running errands. Then, after work, I cook dinner, eat, bathe the twins & get them in bed, then it's off to the gym. It seems like it's a neverending race these days. Of course, Halloween has also been on my mind, and I was out buying costumes this weekend. They are going to be Care Bears (so cute!). I got them for around $10/ea. at the children's resale shop. Anyhow, like I said, I'm barely keeping my head above water these days, but love to come read how everyone is doing, even if I can't muster up the enthusiasm to post much. Thanks for putting up with me during this season of my life. This too shall pass! :)

Louie - Glad to see you posted lengthier posts! teehehe That's awesome you have found some more support in your co-worker. Having support makes it SOO much easier!

Emily - Your detox plan sounds like a great idea! Hope that works out for you! I must say, though... your goals seem REALLY high IMO. I'm doing good to get in my 3 workouts/week. Of course, having kids makes life busy, too -- do you have kids? I can't imagine having the time to get in 6 workouts/week! Wow! I think the others sound good, though! The weight will just be melting off of you!!

Robbin - Look at all those happy dances in your siggy!! You go girl! Sounds like I'm not the only one who indulged this weekend! Get back on track & it comes off quick! (I'm living proof! ... will type more on this in a minute!)

Tina - you are just oozing enthusiasm today! I wasn't going to do personals tonight, but your enthusiasm was catching! So here I am! That sandwich sounds excellent! I almost had a Chicken Bruschetta sandwich the other night at the movies (Ciabatta bun stuffed with a grilled chicken breast, Roma tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and provolone cheese) instead of my horrible choice... that's kind of what your sandwich reminds me of. Good for you on resisting dinner with your parents! You are on a roll, girl!

Stacy - Keep doing the right things, girl, and that scale will catch up! I've only had spaghetti squash once, and DH said never again! LOL At least not that he will eat! It was "okay"... and when you think about all the calories you save, you can kind of learn to love it... KWIM? I may have to start buying those when I know we're having spaghetti. Although, we've been having wheat pasta, so that's pretty healthy, too.

Well, ladies... My GOOD news! The 5 pounds went away fast & took another with it! That's right! I'm down another pound! Woot! And tonight when I worked out, I went an extra 5 minutes on the elliptical. Woo hoo! Pretty soon, I've got to adjust my max. WW points downwards... that's kind of scary, but I'm sure it will be fine.

OK, lots of emails to get thru before I crash for the night. Was good "talking" to all of you! TTYL!

09-19-2006, 10:32 AM
Hey there ladies, how is everyone today? I am doing pretty good even though the scales did not move and still say 228.8. Oh well I think TOM is the reason. Here are a few personals before I gotta clock into work.

Tina – Glad to hear your temps are back to normal. I could not handle September Snow, that would suck. Just do some major water chuggin and you will just flush all that sodium out.

Emily – Great to hear from you, I understand the being busy and not having computer time but make sure you fit in time for you, this bunch of girls is the best thing going in weight loss and will really help you stay on track.

Stacy – Don’t freak too much about the 5 pounds, it is most likely just Water Weight, there is no way an oreo ice cream could make you go up that much. Chug some water and give your work out an extra 5 minutes and you would be really surprised at how much it helps. You are doing great, keep it up.

Michelle - I am so glad you have finally figured out what makes you so miserable. I know the shots are not gonna be a big party but once they kick in and you can breath again you will feel like throwing a party. My oldest boy is very allergic to grass and breaks out severely with hives from head to toe if he does not stay on his meds. LOL he plays football so you can bet we keep the meds on hand at all times.

Tammy – A trip would be such a wonderful reward, ya think your hubby will pull though with paris? Mine would probably tell me “HUH, you were serious? Sorry I didn’t think you were” LOL, men, gotta love them(or do we?).

Shawn – WOW Glad the pounds are falling off. You are now lower than me by a pound. I am gonna have to work extra hard to catch up.

Well girls better bet busy. Check back later.

09-19-2006, 12:16 PM
Good morning ladies! Well yesterday was a hit, but didn't reflect it on the scale. I knew 212 was too good to be true! Should I change my ticker?? I had lettuce wraps lastnight for dinner...first time for me. Boy were they good! Chicken and veggies inside...quite a good meal and it was low cal, low fat and low carb...can't get any better than that! It will definitely be on the menu again! I gotta a question...I've upped the anty with my water intake and I don't seem to be peeing that much. Does your body get used to the amount you give it and don't need to pee that often or am I retaining?? It's driving me bonkers! I wanna pee lots! hahaha TMI I know!

Stacy, sorry the scale is being a bugger to you right now. But you gotta know it will start to reflect all your hard work again. Just keep doing what you know is best and don't let it get to you. I know easier said than done. But you realize that the evil little guy on your shoulder wants you to get annoyed so much that you'll be easier to cave into to temptations. Head up, shoulders back and move out! You'll come outta this soon!

Shyla, glad I'm not the only one who thinks (far) ahead. Alyssa wants to be a cat and I haven't found one yet. There are costumes already out...hey might as well look! hehe! Don't be fooled into thinking you have nothing to give, you have everything to give by coming here. I'm glad I persuaded you to come and sit awhile hehe! It'll do ya some good. Congrats on that amazing lost! You certainly have found your groove, I think I am going to add an extra 5 minutes this morning to my walk too, and dedicate to you! :)

Robbin, let me tell you a secret...shhhh...but when the snow hit I started playing Christmas music! hahaha! I know I'm a total nut, but it made me feel so festive! Just a warning...wait until Christmas season is here, you'll find out how much I love it! Isn't it so draining to have a love/hate relationship with that scale. Sometimes it makes you wanna pull your hair out. Like it's the whole scales fault for reporting the truth about ourselves...haha! Hang in there!

Well I'm off to pound a few myself. Have a great day girls, make it happen today!


09-19-2006, 12:28 PM
Hey everyone,
I had a great day yesterday and am feeling more in control. I did 30 minutes yesterday on the treadmill (2 miles with some s-l-o-w running) and it felt so great to move and sweat again! I woke up this morning and did a full t-tapp workout (about 50 minutes) and I've practically already had all my water for the day, lol. My eating is chocolate bars bought at the checkout or peanut M&Ms (my weakness!)

Tina- we didn't get snow here, thank goodness! Hopefully it will hold off until at least November! I want to enjoy the Fall!

Stacey- I love spaghetti squash with marinara too! Great alternative to high carb pasta :) Try not to stress about those 5 lbs...I agree there is no way they are "fat lbs" so just keep doing what you're doing and the scale will reward eventually...

Michelle- how miserable with those allergies! I had an awful time last Spring with something-- I can't imagine it being constant. Hope you can find something that works for you.

Hi Shawn- yes, I know my goals are high...but I have found with myself that if I give myself an inch I take a mile sort of thing and it's just not working for me. I've been successful in the past and I know what I have to do. I do have kids- 4 of them, so yes life is busy, but I have to make this a priority! I am so tired of being FAT! lol I see your little girls are almost 2-- My youngest (girl) just turned 2 on Saturday. I also have a 3.5 yo boy who is only about an inch taller...I get asked all the time when we are out if they are twins. She is tall and he is tiny, lol.

Tammy- how cool- a trip to Paris!! You have done so awesome, I have no doubt you'll get there!

:wave: to everyone else...I'm still trying to remember everyone :)
Here's to a great day!

09-19-2006, 10:14 PM
Hi Ladies :wave:

Can I just say "YOU GUYS ROCK !!!" I have been the notorious fly-by Louie for about the last month, yet I know I can still drop in and get all the support and encouragement that I need. So a big :hug: to each and every one of you !!!

So the lady at work and I have come up with nicknames for one another. She is Anna... yes as in Anna Nicole Smith.. I know she probably didn't lose weight in one of the most sensible ways..but we were stuck for names LOL and I got Kirsty.. as in Alley (ya know Jenny Craig). So today at lunch I was at the mall and I found these cute zipper pulls with a little animal (one is a cat and the other a tiger) on them and I bought one for "Anna" and one for "Kirsty" I have mine hanging by my desk at work, so when I feel like eating one of the million goodies that always seem to be on our floor I am going to use that to remind me not to !!!! So far it has done the trick.. we had bday cake at work today, but none for me.. Whoo hooo :D

I should really do personals but I feel like I am so far behind, so I am going to say congrats to those that had visits from the fairy fat mother, good luck to those of you that have weigh ins this week, and keep on keeping on to all of you :hug:

Have a great night and I will chat with y'all tomorrow :wave:

09-19-2006, 10:45 PM
Evening Ladies...Just a quick pop in for tonight. I had a really nice weekend at the quilt retreat. I got one twin size top done except for the boarders. Tried to stay on program and I think I did pretty good. I haven't had time to step on the old scale and don't know if I will make Weight Watchers tomorrow. I have one girl home sick with the flu and I'm starting to feel yucky!
Congrats to all who had a loss this week. Great job!!! I have a lot of reading to catch up on. Will try to get back and post personals and pictures of the quilts tomorrow.


09-19-2006, 10:55 PM
Hi All...

I am so happy- it is 50 degrees here...and low humidity! Fall is here, and I love it! All I need is frost and I'll be golden until spring...and even then, who knows-with the shots maybe I'l actually be a human come spring??? Anyway, I'm just enjoying the weather...:love: :love: :love:

Louie, having a partner at work is always good...there are three of us in my office weigh in each Wednesday morning, and pay a dollar if we gain...that helps! That said, my student worker had a b-day today, and I did have a piece of cake-just a small piece, but it was in my calorie count, so it was ok! :sssh:

Emily, sounds like you're getting intp the groove exercise wise- I am up to 2 miles a day on my new bike! Let's keep it up!! :tread: :ebike:

Tina, I'm sorry you aren't peeing as much as you want, but I think maybe you are on to something with the body adjusting! Who knows, maybe your bod just needed some extra fluids...:?:

Robbin, the doctor thought I was allergic to grass at first, but it turns out no-which is good! Although trees and mold aren't much better! I don't know how long the shots will take to kick in, but I get the feeling that by the time they do, I won't need them b/c it will have frosted and everything will be dormant! Guess I'm running on blind faith until spring! :crossed:

Hey Shyla, I used to love Care Bears...that sounds like a cute idea for your kids! I know how busy things get for me-I certainly can't imagine kids in the mix! Hang in there and keep making a few minutes for you!!! :dizzy:

Stacy, I want to know how you cook the Spaghetti Squash...I have had it before and it was good, but I have no idea how to cook it! Hang in there w/the has to come around sooner or later! :)

Hope everyone else is well...keep on keepin' on...

Get n healthy
09-19-2006, 11:15 PM
Evening ladies, my goodness i am tired tonight. I want to go to bed early but the problem with that is, the sooner i go the sleep the sooner work seems to come. I am SO sick of my job, why cant i just win the lottery and be done with it already. ;)

Well i did great with food, water, and exercise today. :carrot: I have gotten my stride back, even if i havent gotten the scale to realize it yet. I was in a funk or depression or something but it seems to have passed, thank goodness. This is usually where i punk out, get bored, and quit all the hard work. So i have got to press on through. For some reason, something happens to me after i lose 20-30 pounds...i just seem to lose my momentum and start to give in here and there. Well today we had an office party complete with pizza :woo:and cookie cake. I had two SMALL peices of pizza and a single bite of the cookie cake. i was very proud, especially considering that people kept coming in to my office, knowing i am not eating that stuff anymore, and asking over and over, is that all you are going to eat? :devil: Calling me a party pooper and all that stuff. But i stood firm and didnt devour the bacon pizza and cookie cake, like i would have a few months ago. So i am happy with today.

Louie-That is so funny about you and your coworker coming up with nicknames. :crazy: You all sound like a lot of fun. Glad your little name tag worked against all those evil goodies lurking in your office.

Jelynn_Wow, someone is on the ball. :cp: I can relate to the high goals. I have to do the same thing. If i dont, i tend to bend the rules too much. if i set my goals that high, if i bend the rules once in a while it is okay. Like if i try to workout just 3 days a week, i will skip a day here and skip a day there and before i know it, i am down to nothing again. So i have to have it at 6 days a week, that way i cant make a habit of NOT working out. I have it set in my head, no break til friday...period. Works for me too.

Tina-Dont you touch that ticker...although i am having the same question about my ticker...but i will leave it for a few days...maybe i will be back down by weeks end. Oooohhh lettuce wraps. :hungry: I have made that before, and i loved it. Thanks for reminding me. I might just have to make those thursday night. I have upped the anti with my water too and i have been running to the potty all day. But that is how i know i was slacking before that because back when i was doing right with the water i didnt even go that much, but once i slacked off i didnt go hardly ever and now that i am back at drinking like a fish, i go constantly. So to answer your question, yes, my body does get used to drinking that much and i just have fewer but longer pees. Sorry if that is TMI.

Robbin-Seems like a lot of us are needing a visit from the fairy fat mother. What is the hold up? :shrug: She needs to get busy. Glad you are doing well though and staying on program. It is so hard when the scale doesnt reflect it. But, we shall overcome.

Shyla-WTG on the weight loss this week. And good for you for adding that extra 5 minutes to your work out. :cheer: That is an accomplishment. The first 5 and last 5 minutes are the hardest for me.

Ok, i think i hurt my back moving a couch around tonight, so i am going to take something and hopefully be off to dream land soon.

09-20-2006, 10:33 AM
Hey girlies, hope everyone is doing good and staying on plan. I have been sticking to my guns on my eating and the scales reflected it this morning by being back to what my ticker says, 227. Maybe that means I will have another drop soon. I think TOM is gonna be here soon so that might throw me off.

I didn't get to exercise last night because I spent from 5:15 to 7:30 at parent teacher conferences. LOL, thats what happens when you have 4 kids, and ya know what, I have more to go to tomorrow night. YUCK!! My two teens have decided to slack off completely at school and are failing at least 2 classes each, needless to say they are severly grounded and will be lucky if I they ever get to have a social life again. I might be going overboard but I have taken every priviledge away and the only things they are allowed to do when they are not in school is to do their home work, house chores or read a book.

Well enough on that, I gotta get to work, I will check back later and try to get a few personals in when I take lunch.

09-20-2006, 04:46 PM
Hello ladies, I am so confused today that it's totally making me want to wave my arms in the air and yell "surrender"! The scales were up to 216.5, knock me off my feet! I did the extra 5 minutes yesterday on the treadmill. I had salad for lunch and a measily bowl of soup for dinner. I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT! Sorry to plop all this on you, I'm so not feeling up to par today. I did manage to stick to my guns and eat on target today, but I did not get to my walking. I know, I know, I know I can't change things unless I stick with it. I just feel heavy, anyone feel like that? Enough of that, if I start to wallow then it will be heck to get out of it. On the brighter note, Biggest Loser starts tonight. I always draw so much inspiration and motivation from that show. Maybe that will cheer me up.

Emily, wow! You go girl! You'll be back to losing in no time. Great job, you're such an inspiration to me right now. I needed to hear someone with that drive again.

Louie, I love the nicknames...LOL! Puts a little fun into the work it takes to losing weight. Congrats on sticking to your guns at the office party. That's the way to do it!

Cheryl, glad you had a good weekend away. You sure needed it. Now, be sure to sweep that ol' flu bug back under the rug. You don't need it!

Ryanmi, wow girl you're sure going on the bike! Awesome work!

Stacy, LOL @ lottery comment. Wouldn't we all wish that! ;) I wish the scale would realize my efforts too! But I guess we have to believe that it will soon someday. Thanks for the potty info, believe it or not it does help to know that our bodies do infact get used to the amount of water we drink.

Robbin, you are making me look forward to teenage years already! LOL! Congrats on getting the scale back to your ticker! That's great news!

Have a great day ladies!

09-20-2006, 05:49 PM
Hi all,

Michelle, I hope the allergy shots work wonders. Yeah, it must suck to not be able to breathe without getting congested and wheezy. Iím none too fond of shots either, but it would have to be better than being congested. Fall is my favorite season, it sounds like you love it also!

Shyla, Donít feel pressured to do personals. :) Somedays we have time, somedays we donít. Iím sure everyone understands if you donít have time very often. Iím reading where you write to Emily about not having time to do more than 3 workouts/week. Your babies are still so young, but rest assured, you will have time again someday. Mine are 12 and 14 (gulp!) and although they still need me for a lot of things, I sure have more free time than I did ten years ago. Woah! Your five pounds went away so quickly and down another lb. Yeah! Iím still fighting my weekend dinner (more below) I havenít done weight watchers in 15 years and we had exchanges then, so this may be a stupid question. How many points do you move down at a time? One or several?

Louie (or is it Kirsty :)), It sounds great to have a real life buddy trying to lose weight also. I hope that works out well for you. Iím pretty lucky (?) in that my small office is almost entirely women (1 man who is a courier and is out almost all day) and we are all either dieting or diabetic. There arenít many treats left lying around.

Tina, Good for you for resisting eating out. KFC is a big weakness for me too! Hope youíre peeing lots by now. I would guess you are retaining, which is why the scales are being so weird. Iíve never had my body get used to the amounts of water Iíve given it. Some days Iím running back and forth every hour; some days I hardly ever go, then the next time I go I can really tell that Iíve given till thereís nothing left to give, so to speak. Then the scales seem to drop overnight. Thatís gotten to be the normal routine for the last 20 lbs or so. TMI -- sorry.

Stacy, The fruit and veggie game sounds like fun. Weíve tried spaghetti squash before, but just didnít love it. I need to try it again, maybe in a different recipe. White flour pasta isnít on my plan, and I just canít seem to get excited about whole wheat pasta, but I used to love pasta (I loved it too much). It would be good to find some way to substitute the squash that we would enjoy. I hope the scales are playing nice again. They can be so weird. Good for you for resisting the food pushers at work. Why do people have to do that?

Hi Emily, I hope youíve got your groove back by now. I saw our library had a t-tapp book. Is it a step aerobics program?

Robbin, Weekends are harder for me too. They donít have as much routine, so everything seems to be more difficult, from exercise, water and food. NO, I definitely donít think my husband will really pull through with a trip for me if I get to my goal. I imagine he would say the exact same thing you think your husband would say. Yeah, gotta love him anyway. We have parent teacher conferences next week. My DD is very conscientious and would never knowingly not do an assignment. But my DS is such a slacker when it comes to school, although he actually finds it much easier than DD, and is in gifted classes because heís so darn smart. But he doesnít care about grades. If heís been slacking again this year, heíll be grounded too.

Cheryl, Glad to hear the retreat was good. I havenít seen any of your photos, so I canít wait to see them. I tell myself that I one of the things I want to do before I die is to learn to quilt (that and ballroom dancing). I hope you arenít getting sick. Take care of yourself!

Iím having scale trouble too this week. I actually hit 230 on Saturday morning. I never had time to change my ticker then we went out to dinner Saturday night and I had a couple of things I wouldnít normally have (a buttered roll and some peanuts) and the scale had been all over the place (well, up at least, never down) ever since. It's been bouncing between 235 and 232 ever since. Exercise has been good this week. I've walked each day (5 miles yesterday!) and plan to get some more time in tonight. I've bought a few new pieces of clothing lately. Almost everything in my closet is tooo big. Everytime I have to start wearing new clothes, it really brings out the compliments AND the questions. Although I love the compliments, at times it can be distracting. I'll be right in the middle of working on something and someone that I haven't seen for a while will come over and want to know all the details of how much and how have you lost weight. I have 21 branches at work that I have to visit occasionally, so once I see everyone at those 21 branches, maybe we won't have to keep discussing it. I know I sound strange, but at times, I just get tired of people asking so many questions, especially when I sense they are really just being nosey, not interested for any other reason. Oh well, enough whining. Take care everyone!

09-20-2006, 09:38 PM
Evening Ladies...Home sick with the flu and all I have done today was sleep or in the bathroom. I did manage to weigh myself this morning and I was up a pound.
Not bad considering all the food that was tempting me at retreat. Found out we need to buy a new mother board for our laptop, only $300. Guess I will be using the old dinosaur till we get this one fix. I wanted to post personals tonight,but I just don't feel up to it. Tomorrow, I promise.

Here are the picutres of the quilts. The first two are of the kids quilt. The third is one I made out of my scrapes for my sister-in-law. The forth is one I made at the quilt retreat last year. It goes to a girl we consider a daughter.

Get n healthy
09-20-2006, 09:51 PM
Hello all, doing well today drinking lots and lots of water to get rid of this www. My face/neck/chin was so bloated, it is starting to come off. But i had a haircut, so i couldnt tell my face was bloated, thought it was just looking extra fat due to not-so-flattering haircut, :lol: but this morning it was significantly less, and the scale was 2 lbs down, so i am still up about 3 lbs at this point and crossing my fingers i can just break even on friday's weigh in. So i have decided to just be happy the scale is going in the right direction, even if it isnt where i want it to be yet. Had a great workout, didnt hate it at all today. Wonder why some days i feel every second and it takes FOREVER and then some days like today i could have gone forever.

What is in the air this week! Seems like everyone is "on plan" but for most, the scale is not showing it...whats the deal....where the heck is fairy fat mother? Did she take a vacation and just not tell anyone?

jtammy-I am SO over the food pushers at work. I love they way you refer to them, "food pushers" :rofl: That is what they are though, they brought in donuts today and sit them in the hall so i pass by them about every 5 minutes...UHG. With the speghetti squash i make a REALLY chunky marinara, LOTS of veggies and some really lean ground beef, that seems to make it better than just plain marinara and make sure you drain the squash after you get it out of the shell. I leave mine in a collander for a few minutes. if you come up with any other good recipes using it though, be sure to share. I just love the stuff.

Tina-Heavy is the word, yes, you nailed it. That is how i have felt all week...better today but still heavier than what i should feel like. Just know that it will pass, mine is starting to subside...finally. Biggest loser is a good inspiration. That will work out well, i have celebrity fit club on sundays and bl on wednesday.

Ribbin-HOORAY...:cheer: finally someone who is having success this week and the scale is actually showing. Oh problems with the teens. I have a 13 year old I am prepared for it to get worse before it gets better. He is getting kind of sharp tongued but yet on some things he is still my baby. What i really dread is my dd getting to be a teenager...she is a pistol at 7.

Ryanmi-I am right there with you sister...lets do a fall dance :dancer: I am loving it. I had the door open at my office all day and the breeze was heavenly. I know your allergy struggle well, i have to use Rhinocort 8 months out of the year and i keep rx eye drops with me all year. Drives me nuts as much as i love the outdoors and fresh air. So glad you are liking your new bike. :ebike: The way i cook speghetti squash is, poke it with a fork in a few places. Split it in half, deseed it, and then turn it cut side down on a cookie sheet and bake for 40 or more minutes at 375. When you scrape it out when it is done put what you have scraped in a collander to drain off any excess moisture, so its not soggy and then put it in a small casserole dish and cover with chunky marinara. DOUBLE YUM.

Cheryl-Cant wait to see your quilt. I am a quilt freak. I live in TN and went to omish country in OH on vacation a while back, just to look at quilts (and antiques)...too fun and got some great quilts too. ;) Hope your family is feeling better soon...summer flu...yuck.

Ok gal, gotta get to biggest loser.

09-20-2006, 10:04 PM
Hi Gals ~ just home from work ... the traffic was horrible today, so took me a little bit longer then usual. Hubby poured me a cup of :coffee: so thought I would take a minute to catch up with everyone.

Cheryl ~ so sorry that you are feeling under the weather ! Your quilts are beautiful, I especially love the coloring on the last one.

Jtammy ~ you are so luck to not have too many treats around the office.. today began the halloween chocolate bars. ARGGGGG.. but I did not have any YEAH FOR ME !!!

Tina ~ I so know how you are feeling, but you have done so great and will continue to do so.. hang in there :hug: Yes, Biggest Loser tonight, I am looking forward to it. I saw a commercial last night and I think they all States will be represented.. that is awhole bunch more people then they usually have ?!?!?

Robbin ~ yahooo.. congrats on the ticker move !!

Ryanmi ~ I am so glad to hear about you getting your allergies sorted out ! And yes I am also very happy that fall is upon us :D

To anyone I may have missed :wave:

Well I am off to see what hubby is brewing up for dinner. Have a great evening and I will TTYS :hug:

09-20-2006, 10:25 PM
Had a good workout day...did my t-tapp basic bright and early (short 20 minutes) and then mid-morning got on the treadmill for 30 minutes. I've modified my goals a bit-- I'm doing a couch to 5K running program (again, lol) and the rest days are important so instead of 6 "cardio" days I just have to make sure I'm doing something- and my t-tapp counts so it's all good.

Tammy- t-tapp is awesome. Here is the true definition if you want to check it out:
It's low impact, strength, flexiblity, and core training. I would say she uses components of yoga, pilates and ballet and works the body inside out. It focuses on linear alignment so all your body functions are working the way they are supposed to and really works the core. The focus is on muscle density and of course we know muscle burns fat so the more muscle we have the faster that process is...
I've been really impressed with it so far-- my sister who has been doing it for a couple years consisently looks amazing, just shrinked away really. I would highly recommend checking the book out and the website. You never know- it might ring true for you too! :)

Tina- sorry the scales aren't being so nice to you. I'll bet your body is just playing some games with your head and getting ready to go even below 212! Just wait it out and try not to get too discouraged (((hugs)))

Cheryl- your quilts are beautiful!! I am beyond impressed :)

Michelle- I love your nicknames too! How fun!

I'm excitied to watch The Biggest Loser tonight- it's quite motivating for me too :)

g'night! :wave:

09-20-2006, 10:42 PM
Cheryl, Just a quick note to say I love those quilts. The fourth one is gorgeous. Love that white fabric zigzagging around the border.

09-21-2006, 10:04 AM
Just finished my t-tapp total workout and am sweating buckets! Has to be a good thing right? lol

Just thought I'd say hi before the day gets oldest son was up when I got up at 5:40 playing on the computer! He's never needed a ton of sleep, but 5 am is ridiculous! He's only 8! (I put him to bed last night at 7, but was still up at 8:15 when the other kids went to bed) He was soooo grouchy and I know he needs more sleep! ugh.

Anyway- I'll check back later. Rise and shine!:strong:

09-21-2006, 10:48 AM
Good morning girls. Gotta be quick but will try to come back soon for a bit more. Scales were GREAT this morning. :carrot: Absolutuly Wonderful at 225.5. I am on cloud 9 but not moving the ticker. You know how I am, I want at least 2 days of the same reading before I move it.

Well gotta get to work, you ladies have a wonderful day.

Get n healthy
09-21-2006, 12:49 PM
Hello all, well the scale is still up 3...dont know what the deal is. :shrug: I am drinking water like it is going out of style today. Hoping to just break even in the morning for my weekly weigh in. My body is so weird, 2 weeks ago i lost 3.2, then 3.8, now up 3. I dont get it. I will just try to tell myself even if i weigh in tomorrow up 3 from last week, that still puts me at less than i was a month ago, so i will be happy with that...or at least i tell myself i will be fine with that. :^:

Robbin- I am so glad your scale showed your hard work. :bravo: How exciting. Your enthusiasm rubbed off on me and I am determined that i just have to be patient with this water issue or what ever the issue is. You are a great example that it WILL pay off eventually.

Jellynn-I am going to look into ttap, it sounds right up my alley.

Cheryl-We must have posted at the same time last night or something cause i just missed your pics of the quilts. Oh and they are beautiful. I cant even imagine how much time it took to do all those...just lovely.

Ok, back to work.

09-21-2006, 10:31 PM
Evening girlies! The scales came down to 215 this morning. Certainly better than yesterday, but not back to where I was last weekend. I had a really on target day today, I feel really good about it. I still feel "heavy" but I am trying to be optimistic. This week has just been weird and frustrating.

Tammy, I guess the fluctuation will never be an easy thing to pin point. The one thing we do know about it, is that is totally sucks when you're going through it. I think we put too much faith in what the scale has to say anyways. One day it's our best friend, the next day you want to kill (if there were such a thing). We should stop and smell the fat loss so to speak. Our new lifestyles are more than what a scale will tell, it's how we're living our days in our new healthier lives. Now if I could just get myself to believe in all that when I am down and frustrated! LOL! I've been meaning to chime in about the vacation treat for reaching goal. My husband promised a trip to Hawaii to me, and he still is pretty addiment about it. I haven't told him how much I weighed or how many more pounds I need to lose. Once in a while, he'll ask when are we going to Hawaii to check on my progress. LOL! It'll be a total shocker if it really ever become a reality.

Cheryl, surprise, surprise! Your quilts are gorgeous!! I wouldn't be able to choose if I had the choice. Although the one with the kids looks awesome. Then again, it could be since I've been reading so much about it this past year...LOL! I feel attached! I'll say it again, you're so talented! I hope you're starting to feel better! And don't sweat that one pound!

Stacy, seems we're both fighting the strange phenomenon of fluctuation. From one frustrated women to another...just hang in there and keep doing what you know is right. As hard as it is to understand it sometimes and as hard as it to have faith in yourself, you'll never change the outcome if you give into your feelings overwhelmth. We can do this!

Louie, how did you like the Biggest Loser. I'm really glad it's back on, especially now! ;) I do enjoy the show!

Emily, oh how I wish my body would be playing mind games and getting ready to drop a lot. But lets face it 212 was astonishing and unbelievable. I'll be estatic if I can get there again...soon! Thanks for the pep though! :) You're doing amazing with the exercise. All that exercise you should fit right in with the Biggest Loser gang, they seem to exercise all the time. I'm expecting some big loss news from you shortly!

Robbin, awesome news! You're only 5-1/2lbs. from getting your manicure, are you looking forward to it? Congrats on the loss!

Have a great night ladies! Let's hope for a lighter us in the A.M.!


09-21-2006, 11:09 PM
Evening Ladies...Woke up feeling much better, but by noon I was back in bed sleeping. I just feel drained.:( Doesn't help that the weather sucks! Cold and rainy, guess fall is here. Just hope the snows holds off till the end of November, that would really be nice. Thanks for all the nice complements on the quilts. It's my therapy when the foster kids stress me out. sewing keeps my hands busy and my mouth shut!!

Emily...Great job on getting your workout in so early in the morning. I need to kick my butt and gear and get busy. I really want to be below 299 by new years.

Robbin...WOW! 225, move the ticker!!! You have earned it!:carrot:

Stacy...I had a big loss last week and I'm up this week. I think with exercising our bodies are just adjusting before we see a drop again.

Tina...You will be back to 212 in no time. You would think having the flu I would of loss some weight, but I'm the same. I did drink lots of diet 7-up yesterday and ate saltines. I hope to feel good enough tomorrow to exercise and not sleep my life away.

Tammy...I love all the quilts I make and it's so hard to part with them. They are all a labor of love and in the 7 years I have been quilting, I have made 36 quilts and only kept 1 for myself. I do plan on making another kid's quilt for myself, but it will be a wallhanging.

Well, I have to get up very early and get my hubby off to work and I need to get the FD's off to bed as well. Have a great evening.


09-22-2006, 10:26 AM
Good Morning Good Morning, How are we all doing today? I am excellent, I get to change my ticker and I get another happy dance. YAY:carrot:

Emily Ė it sounds like you are doing so good with your workouts. I wish there were a couple more hours in every day just so I could fit in a good work out every single day. But with my job and 4 kids and parent teacher conferences 2 evenings this week and those were on my walking nights I only got in 2 workouts. I am hoping for one tonight to make it 3.

Louie - your little nicknames are just too cute. You did great on skipping the bday cake congrats to you. I wish my hubby would cook my dinners for me. Ya think I could send him to your house for your hubby to give lessons?

Michelle Ė I have a feeling that next spring you will still feel great. I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

Stacy Ė the scales will recognize the hard work you are putting in very soon. Just keep doing what you know is the best for you and they will move. My scales only moved a couple of pounds from the beginning of July till the beginning of last week and wow they have moved a bunch since then. Your body canít fight you forever. And on the note of your girl getting to be a teen, OH puberty is so much fun. LOL

Tina Ė Iím sorry to scare you about the teenage years but hey at least you now have some kind of warning. LOL and its not all bad I promise, but at one point unless they are a really dedicated student they are gonna slack off.

Cheryl Ė your quilts are BEAUTIFULE. I so wish I could sew better than I do and had the time for quilting. Maybe I should let you know that for Christmas I would like a quilt, LOL. Sorry you have been sick, hope you feel better soon.

Shawn Ė you mentioned my happy dancers and guess what, I added a new one today.

Tammy Ė you know the scale problems are more than likely just water weight so donít get to discouraged. You have done so good and have come so far I hope you realize what an inspiration you are.

Well girls I gotta get to work, I will try to check back later but Fridays are very busy for me, so I might not be here again till tomorrow.

09-22-2006, 10:41 AM
Good Morning Ladies :wave:

Just a quick check in from me as I get ready for work. The scale seems to finally be moving, but my official WI day is Sunday, so I wait until then to see if I can get it to move some more :D

Hope you all have a fantastic day and I will TTYS :hug:

09-22-2006, 12:11 PM
Good morning chick-a-roonies! Well, I am feeling lighter today. The scales are trying to become my friend again. This morning they read 213.5, only a pound and a half left to destroy! I am feeling really relieved that I can still do this!

Cheryl, yesterday we had cold and rainy weather too. I know how that makes you feel, especially when you're not feeling well. I hope you put the plug back in the drain and fill yourself up quickly!

Robbin, Yay! Move that ticker girl! Look at that, half way! I'm really excited for you. Don't worry next week there will be no more teacher/parent interviews so you can get back at your walking. However, you've done really well this week! Great job, congrats!

Louie, glad to hear things are looking up for you too! Can't wait to hear what your weigh in will be on sunday. You go girl! Let that Kirsty break out! LOL!

I gotta get on the treadmill to try and obliterate the extra 1-1/2lbs. See ya lator gators! Have an awesome day!


Get n healthy
09-22-2006, 02:40 PM
Hello ladies, just a quick hello. FINALLY (and the angels sang) :goodscale i am back down to my weight from LAST friday, plus a .6 loss. So wrap it up, i'll take it. Whew, i am just glad to get back to where i was. Yesterday was probably the hardest for me. I had convinced myself that i was going to be up for this week's weigh in and that scale almost defeated me. I didnt do my ellipitical, I ALWAYS do my ellipitical the day before weigh in, but i figured, why bother, nothing i do is going to make a difference at this point (cue the crying and whiney voice). Then i had peanut butter flavored junk cereal for a snack....i NEVER eat that stuff, but again, i was just about to throw in the towel for this week. Now i could kick myself for not doing the ellipitical and having that crappy snack, it could have been the difference between losing .6 and 1 lbs. Oh well, you live and you learn.

Tina-I'll hang in there if you'll hang in there. We are making progress. But sounds like both us of might be getting a break. I know what you mean about feeling relieved to see the scale finally going back where you want it. That scale can give you such self doubt. :?: I am feeling lighter and better too today. It is amazing what just a couple of pounds of bloat will do to you.

Cheryl-I think you are right about our bodies just taking time to settle into a lower weight. I knew this was coming after 2 big losses in a row. But as much as i knew it was coming...its still the pits. Hope you feel better soon.

Robbin-Woohoo to you for getting to change that ticker. Dont you just LOVE that feeling. Thank you for being so encouraging this are right, if i keep on keeping on, my body cant fight me forever.

Louie-Sounds like you might be able to move your ticker soon. :cheer: Keep it up.

I do want to say a BIG :thanks: to all of you for being so very encouraging this week while listening to my whine and worry, it has been a rough one for me.

09-23-2006, 02:36 PM
Happy Saturday everyone! I got up at 7 (sleeping in for me, lol!) and putzed around for awhile. Went garage saling by myself for a little over an hour and now I'm putzing again, lol. I need to get a basic t-tapp workout in (15 min) and I thought I'd go walk around the lake today (2 mi) since it's supposed to be rest day from my couch to 5K running program. We'll see. If I don't get that walk in I might catch a matinee later and walk there and back (1 mi each way). We are having beautiful weather today!! It's been so chilly and gloomy this past week, it's wonderful!!!
Yesterday did my walk/running on the treadmill-- feels good, but I still have a ways to go to where I was before I quit. Why do we do these things to ourselves??:?: :?: So silly...

Anyway- have a wonderful weekend, ladies!:D

09-23-2006, 09:57 PM
Hey girls whats up, not alot here. Did pretty good on eating yesterday till dinner when Itook the kids to McDonalds and ended up eating a Big Mac and fries but the scales were nice to me this morning and were down one more pound to 224.6 so I will not complaine or beat myself up. Hopefully they will show the same number tomorrow and I will change my ticker. I have done really good on food today and have been running my hind end off with cleaning house and baking for a bake sale then going to the boy's football game and comming home to do more cleaning and baking. LOL busy busy is my life. Hubby is out of town for the weekend so I have been flying solo on everything.

Well speaking of my kids I thought I would post a pic or two and show them off if you all don't mind. So here are my cuties. My daughter Vicki is 14, then my oldest boy Mike is almost 13, Matt my 6 year old is on the right and Mark my 5 year old and baby is in the middle. Then the second pic is of my beatuiful Vicki by herself.

Well I hear a fight starting between the boys so I better be off to play ref.

09-23-2006, 10:43 PM
Hi Louie, Glad to hear that youíre looking forward to weigh-in day. It certainly helps to see those scales validate our hard work doesnít it!

Emily, My library has a book called Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes: t-tapp. Iíve borrowed it to look through it over the weekend.. I love the WATP series, but I need some muscle toning as well.

Robbin: congrats! I would be on :cloud9: too. Youíve had some nice losses lately and congrats on being over the half way mark! You have beautiful kids. I have a 14 year old son and a 12 year old daughter.

Stacey, Whew, so glad the scales moved back down for you. Itís not easy to have to fight the nasty little voice in the back of our head that says ďGo ahead and eat this, itís not going to make a difference anywayĒ. But youíre back down and a loss to boot, yoohoo!

Cheryl, I sure hope youíre feeling more energized today. After you spend so much time and effort on the quilts, I donít know how you manage to give them away! But Iím thinking selfishly, I suppose some of the joy must come from the giving away. How did you learn to quilt?

Tina, It sounds like a good sign that your husband at least remembers that he promised you a trip. Youíre doing so well, Iím sure youíll be on that beach one day. I usually manage to stay pretty calm regardless of what the scale does. I weigh everyday, so I know itís very normal for me to show up to a five pound difference day to day, depending on what Iíve eaten. As long as it keeps moving in the general down direction, Iím okay. I did have a three week plateau in July that was discouraging, then I lost four lbs overnight which finally put me at 100 lbs lost; so it was worth the wait. Lol

Very busy the last few days. Overload at work, football games, doctors appointments, ugghhh. Weíve been at home almost all day today though, except for when DS and I went grocery shopping. Today was DH birthday, so Iíve spent all afternoon making his favorite meal. Luckily, he has been ďsomersizingĒ right along with me and is pretty supportive when it comes to not eating or asking for things that would be hard for me to resist.

The scales are finally back to where they were last Saturday morning. I am so looking forward to breaking into the 220s. Hope it happens this week. :D I never had time to exercise yesterday and so far I havenít today. I may still go do a couple of miles WATP, otherwise it will be very hard to make my exercise goal this month. I also feel very yucky that Iíve gone two days in a row without exercise. That hardly ever happens anymore and it concerns me that I could get out of the exercise habit too easily.

Take care everyone!

09-24-2006, 09:14 AM
Good Morning ladies, for some reason my body decided it was time to get out of bed when I really wanted to sleep in today, go figure. Scales wern't so nice this morning by reading 226.2 but TOM has showed up so I am figureing that might be why. We have a full day planned with a Bake sale for my Military Family Support Group, which will put me directly in the path of temptation. I did great yesterday while I was baking for the sale but now that I go see all the finished results sitting on my kitchen counter I really want to pick at it. I did not make anything healthy at all, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Trail Mix Cookies, Peach Pound Cake and Surprise Cupcakes (white cupcakes with chocolate frosting and a miniature reese's peanut butter cup inside) it is almost to much for me to just pass right on bye and not have something. But I have it all wrapped up and ready to go to the sale so I and the kids will stay out of it.

Well I had better be on the move. I will try to get back here this evening for some personals.

09-24-2006, 10:50 AM
Good morning all :) Yesterday ended up being sooo busy-- I did get my short t-tapp w/o, but no walk. I did, however, deep clean our van (took seats out, scrubbed walls, washed windows and vacuumed) so I did still have somewhat a cardio workout, lol! (and 4 kids are soooo disgusting!)

The scale read 224.8 this morning and I think I will take that for my weekly weigh-in :D I am planning to have my off-meal *and* planned dessert today so really think that's best, lol. Then I will have all week again to be OP.

Gotta get ready for church and get kids up soon, but will try to stop by later.

09-24-2006, 11:01 AM
Good Morning Ladies :wave:

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. I had a busy day yesterday, I went and might my GF "Anna" from work and we went for a long walk. Well it actually wasn't that long but we took this trail that led to a beach.. which on the way down didn't seem so bad. But them we had to walk back up it..lets just say I think I burnt off a few calories ;)

Not sure what today will bring, although I need to get my butt in gear and get some reading done for my Leadership Program. I have been slacking off :nono:

I jumped on the scaled this morning and I am happy to report that I am down 3.1 lbs. So a good start for me :D

Robbin ~ your kids are soo cute. No mistaken that those boys are brothers, and your daughter looks like you. Good luck with the bake can do it !!!

JTammy ~ congrats on the scale !! Sounds like you have been busy busy, hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

jelynn ~ did you get to a movie yesterday, what did you see ?

getnhealthy ~ yahoo...a loss and then some, congrats !!

Tina ~ another loser in the group (and I mean that in the nicest way!). The FFMother has been one busy lady. Congrats !!!

To anyone else I may have missed :wave: hope all is well with you.

Okay gals the :coffee: is calling my name so I am off to pour me a cup. Have a relaxing Sunday and I will TTYS :hug:

Get n healthy
09-24-2006, 07:03 PM
Hello all, well i am totally beat. Been working on remodeling my master bedroom all weekend. Of course i was planning on being finished by today but alas, looks like it will be tomorrow before we lay the floor. Oh well. It looks beautiful though. So i am happy.

I have been kind of slacking lately. Doing better today but still not on plan as well as i would like. Havent done my elliptical since Wednesday...YIKES. i just realized that. I was pouting thursday, friday is my off day, then remodeling all weekend. Gotta get back on it tomorrow with a vengence. :drill:

Louie-WOW, 3.1 :bravo: Very cool.

Jelynn-Good job on the scale victory. :cp: I imagine 4 kids are very messy. I know my 2 do plenty of damage to the inside of a car, i cant imagine the damage 2 MORE could do. Over the summer my daughter left her crayons in the door handle while we went in the mall. Nice crayon soup when we got back to the car.

Robbin-Hope your bake sale went well. That is a terrible temptation, especially for the week TOM is around. I had a big mac attack too, mine was on friday. Now we are paying for that high sodium, huh. I havent had one of those in years and dont plan on having another one for years but it sure was good. Your children are just beautiful.

Tammy- I didnt even think about renting exercise stuff from the library...good idea. Glad your scale is being kind to you again. It sure can be a battle with that darn scale. I compltely know what you mean about it being easy to get out of the habit of exercising. That is what has happened to me. Usually i am 6 days a week, i have to do that or i get out of the habit and one day becomes two, becomes here i am not having done cardio since wednesday. Terrible. :(

Ok, well while i was fighting wall paper, hubby made home made chicken and dumplings and homemade rosemary bread. Yum. I will go heavy on the chicken, light on the dumplings and bread though.

09-25-2006, 12:55 AM
Sorry I've been MIA, girlies. Had stepkids this weekend, plus the two year olds running around, so it's been nonstop craziness around here. I have NOT been on track all weekend... so am starting fresh tomorrow. Scale is telling me mean & nasty things, so I'm hoping to get it back in shape ASAP! Will write more soon.

09-25-2006, 12:17 PM
Good morning ladies! Boy, did that weekend ever fly by! Sorry I haven't checked in all weekend but it was just one of those where I haven't been around home too much. I had a little cabin fever and decided home was too boring...LOL! It was a pretty good weekend overall, I didn't endulge too much. The scale is at 214 this morning, I plan on breaking that ticker weight this week. Woo HOO!

Stacy, good job! I know how relieved you must of felt getting back to ticker weight by fridays weigh in and with 0.6lb to boot! Awesome! Lets hope we have fat bustin' time this week, I'm sure we'd love to see some new numbers on that beloved scale! :) Sounds like a lot of fun remodeling your bedroom. You should take some before and after pics to share.

Emily, you're doing really well with your exercise. I feel exactly like you, come weekends I tend to have an "off" meal and then come Monday I am so OP that it hurts! You wanna come clean my vehicle, I've been meaning to do for weeks. Mind you, it's pretty tidy, just needs a good vacuuming and dusting.

Robbin, I don't know how you resist all those temptations. You have more strength than you give yourself credit for. Especially the surprise cupcakes, I would have given in for sure! Your kids are beautiful! I can sure see you in Vicki, beautiful of course! They look all so innocent and well behaved in that picture...LOL! If they were like that all year long, would be nice wouldn't it?! I bet there school is getting done now! hehehe!

Tammy, yesterday we were at the mall and we passed by a swim suit shop and he said, "will we be stocking up in there pretty soon?". I'm not sure if his mentionings are his way of keeping me motivated or not. Let me just say, they're working! :D Congrats on getting the scale back to where they were last saturday. I'm sure you'll be well into the 20's this week. You have done so amazingly awesome. You are such an inspiration to me. 117lbs. is incrediable, and you're still going! Do you have any before and current pics that we could peek at?

Louie, I had to giggle about not realizing the workout walking down to the beach but on the way back proved to be the real workout because I did the same thing one time. I walked down to a beach with a group of friends but on the way back I found myself grasping at roots and trees to try to pull myself back up! LOL! It felt like the slope was 90 degrees! Congrats on the great scale victory! Keep it going!

Shyla, come on back girl! Having all those kids around had to wreak havoc on your patience for sure.

Phew! That's the most catching up I've had to do in a while..hehe! It's all good though. Have a great day ladies!


09-25-2006, 09:34 PM
Hi Ladies...Sorry I was MIA over the weekend, just didn't feel well, the weather was yucky and I just wanted to hibernate. Things were much better today and I felt energized. I'm doing good following the Core plan and If I was counting points, I'm well below what I would be allowed to eat. When shopping this morning and stressed with the FD's, but I walked past the gormet jelly beans and bought WW yogurt instead.:carrot: :carrot: Tomorrow, hubby and I will be doing the final mowing of the yard before winter sets in. Suppose to be 72 tomorrow and in the 40's on Wednesday. No time for personals tonight, but I'll be back tomorrow.


09-25-2006, 11:54 PM
Hey everyone- you all OP this Monday???

I had a good day- got up and did my short t-tapp w/o and then did the treadmill for 30 minutes after taking kids to school. Eating was good, water was good so all in all a good way to start the week. Plan is to get up early and do my long t-tapp early in the morning. Need to go to bed a little early, my body is begging for it :)

I'll be back tomorrow...night all! :wave:

09-26-2006, 10:23 AM
Hey ladies sorry I have been MIA, I just havent felt too socialble. TOM is here and the scales are up to 227.5 which is a big downer for me. I also ate 2 slices of pizza on Sunday so am figureing that did not help the scales any.

Well it is time for me to clock in to work. I will check back later.

09-26-2006, 10:42 AM
Good Morning Chicks !!

Just getting ready to head out to the office, so thought I would drop in and say :wave:

Jumped on the scale this morning and no change from Sunday. Which is just fine with me :)

Well I better scoot.. have a great day :hug:

Get n healthy
09-26-2006, 01:41 PM
Well hello ladies. I am feeling SO much better emotionally this week. :) My scale is up from my friday weigh in but that is okay...its not up like last week, which sent me into a full blown panic. Just a pound or two...i can handle that and it is steadily going down. So i am happy. A coworker gave me a compliment today, "gosh stacy your really doing it. I can really tell it in your neck and chest." So i was happy with that. I got back on the elliptical after a 4 day hiatus. It felt good to get back on it. While i didnt slack all weekend, i just hate to not do the cardio. I was up working on my bedroom remodel project but that is just not the same as a 1/2 hour of cardio. After my cardio, we spent the rest of the night hanging crown molding, so all in all, i am exhausted but off to a good start this week.

Shyla- I felt off track all weekend too with no official exercise and seemed like i didnt make an effort to eat healthy. The scale was pretty forgiving come monday. Just be sure to get back in gear gal. Once i get out of gear sometimes it takes ALOT to get my groove back.

Tina- Lets both send that ticker moving this week. :drill: I want to see the 250's SO bad. 2 weeks ago i was at 260.6, then this last weigh in i was at 260 even. So i am sick to death of the 260's and even though i lost 0.6 last week, i didnt get to move my ticker, so now i want to move it even more.

Cheryl-The weather was yucky here over the weekend too. Made my paint take FOREVER to dry. Good for you for getting yogurt instead of jelly beans. DH offered to make biscuits, gravy, eggs,...the whole deal for breakfast over the was a nice thought. BUt i talked him into an english muffin with egg beaters instead. That was hard for me on a rainy sunday morning. :devil: Dang those temptations.

Robbin-Dont you just hate TOM week. I told my dh not long ago, i think i have one good weigh in a month, all because of TOM, maybe two, but i swear just when i start to get momentum going, bam, TOM again. Hang in there and have some hot tea. That always is a comfort to me. After this week the pounds will make a jump in the right direction.

Louie-Glad you are doing a good job maintaining from the weekend. :carrot: I know what a challenge that is.

Ok, well i guess lunch break is over, time to get back to work. I am craving chicken parmesian. I think i am going to shake and bake chicken, then use no sugar added marinara with LOTS of veggies, then low fat cheese. I bet it would be delicious and completely guilt free.

09-26-2006, 02:10 PM
Hey girls! You'd be so PROUD of me! Here for the past few weeks, DH has been working much later than normal, so I'm dealing with cooking, getting the twins in bed, etc all by myself. Then when he gets home I'm too exhausted / frustrated / etc to go workout. So I was slacking big time.

So yesterday, I packed up the kids and stuck them in the gym's childcare for 45 mins while I worked out. Jordan was kinda pissy and cried a bit, but after I left the room, they did great! (I did the whole "stand outside the door - outta sight - routine" & make sure they calm down - hehe). So I was proud that I packed them up & did that! Those kids may be seeing more of that childcare room from now on! LOL

Anyhow - I was back on track as of yesterday, and am doing good today, too. Eating a Subway sandwich for lunch with lots of veggies. The scale has not yet been back down to 225-226 range, but it's close! It has hit 225 ONCE last week (I think that's when it was), and I can't wait to be there again!

Will check back in tonight, hopefully. Have a great day!

09-26-2006, 03:14 PM
Cheryl, sorry you've been feeling so yuck lately. I hope you find yourself back to tip top shape very soon. Great job passing up the jelly beans and heading straight for the yogurt. Every little small victory you make is worth celebrating...way to go!

Emily, well you couldn't of had a better monday start than that. Good for you!

Robbin, I sure hope you're feeling a little better today. Would it help if I gave you the ol' cliche "todays a new day, a fresh start"!? :)

Louie, maintenance is good. You're doing so well, keep up the great effort!

Stacy, we'll move that ticker don't you worry. I'll being pulling out all the stops (I hope..hehe) to get it to budge. LOL! I know how you feel being sick of the number you see. I know you'd probably say, "think yourself lucky", but I'm so sick of the 2-teens! I've been looking at them since june/july.

Shyla, now there's some determination! Good for you! It's time to put mama first for a few minutes a day. Keep it up and you'll be below ticker so soon!

I'm having a pretty good on project day. I'm about to make lunch for Alyssa and I so I better scoot. She saying she's starvin' marvin so that means gotta go!

Have a great day!

09-26-2006, 05:24 PM
I ended up going to bed early last night (probably asleep by 10:30) and was wide awake at 4:30!!! I think my body is too used to running on 6 hours of sleep! lol I wasn't about to get up though (since that would be insane)- so I finally fell back to sleep, but didn't wake up until nearly 7. early morning workout. I was disappointed because it's so hard for me to get to it if I wait! But totally my fault for not having the alarm set.
Then, since I hadn't worked out, I had a less than stellar lunch. BUT! Instead of scratching the day off I got my workout clothes after the kids went down for naps and did my long workout and just finished a little while ago! YAY ME! I already have a plan for a light dinner (spaghetti squash and salad-- maybe a tiny bit of meat sauce (I'm making reg. spaghetti for the family) so I think I'll be able to stay on track for the week. I would hate to mess it up this early, LOL! I have book club Friday night and know my friend is making a chocolate hazelnut cheesecake which I'm saving up for so I have to have a good rest of the week!!

Robbin- I know all too well about those funks! Hope you are feeling better soon and if you need a place to whine please come and post! This shouldn't just be a place for when we are feeling great- kwim?

Stacy- So what did you change in your room? Any before and after pics? And how nice to get a compliment!! :D

Cheryl- good job on the yogurt! :D

Shawn- Great job getting to the gym!! I know how hard it is to pack the kids around! I'll bet they loved playing there though- and you got your workout in! Win, Win :D You and I are right close to the same weight right now...let's get to those 2-teens!!!

Hey Tina- how's the weather up north? It was HOT here yesterday and supposed to be again on Thursday, but today is cool and cloudy.

Have a great Tuesday everyone!!

09-27-2006, 11:45 AM
Hey girls thanks for the support during my funky mood, I really appreciate it. I am feeling a bit better today and expect I will be even better tomorrow. The scales were back down to 226 so only 1 pound from the ticker. I didn't get in any real exercise yesterday just a few crunches last night. I am having to fight the I want to sit on the couch and watch tv bug that has bitten me. The truth is as Tina already knows my husband has recently told me that there is a high possibility of him having to be deployed to Iraq for a year this comming May and I am having to fight the blues. I know that this is not the end of the world and it is only 1 year out of the rest of our lives together but since he told me I am wanting to grab every second I can with him to just be together and that is cutting into my ME time. I am working hard to get back on track and hopefully I will be soon. It's not like he is leaving tomorrow and never comming back. I have 7 - 8 months to prepare for this and I gotta get my mind back on track.

Well thanks for letting me whine, I know that this is not a "military wives support group" but you ladies mean the world to me and are what have kept me going I know I can count on you to say "GET OFF YOUR BUTT AND GET YOURSELF BACK ON TRACK". Thank you.

Get n healthy
09-27-2006, 11:45 AM
Good morning ladies. Big NSV for me this morning. :carrot: I can actually wear my jeans that i havent worn in a couple of years. I tried them on right before i started eating better and they were hard to even get over my hips and lacked several inches for being able to button. Now i can wear them and they fit snug but definately not tight...WOOHOO. I am doing well this week...determinted to make progress on that scale by friday. That reminds me, time for some water.

Shyla-I had subway for lunch yesterday too. I love that place...makes me feel like i get a little bit of a splurge in the middle of the week. Good job on getting to the gym. :cp: When i went to the Y i did that ALL the time with my little girl. Keep it up.

Tina- Even though you have looked at those 2teens for what seems like forever, i think you are well on your way out of them. I was thinking about it and even if we lose 10 pounds a month that still means we have to look at that relative group of numbers for a dang wonder i am so tired of seeing 260's, etc. I want progress, progress, progress...i am impatient, ha ha. I am pulling out all the stops this week too. I feel like i drug my feet last week or something. I was in some sort of funk last week, but back on my game and motivated this week.

Jelynn-Wow, good for you for turning around what could have been a bad day. :bravo: That takes a lot of determination. It is so easy to just say, "oh well, i have screwed up today anyway...". That is a big struggle for me. I am changing everything in my bedroom. Walls, carpet, the works. I dont know if i have any "before" pics but i will definately post the "afters". It has given me several extra workouts this week. We laid most of the flooring last night for 3 hours AFTER i had done my 30 minutes on the ellipitical, so while i was exhausted, i was smiling as i collapsed in the bed. ha ha.

Robbin-I know that watch tv bug well. That is what kept my weight inching up for the past two years. But it sounds like you have a lot going on right now and TV is a good escape. I can only imagine how stressful it would be to think of dh going over seas. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. On a lighter note, only one pound away is GREAT. You'll be there in no time.
Ok, everybody ready for Biggest Loser tonight? I am determined to get my flooring done so i can watch it.

09-27-2006, 12:18 PM
Good morning ladies! How's the day treating ya so far? I'm doing so far so good. The scale is still lingering at 213.5 but I just know that's going to change soon. I would love, love, love to beat my ticker weight this week. Put me in good standing for the weekend cuz we all know how weekends seem to get the better of us sometimes.

Emily, the weather has been pretty good up here. No more snow, and back to seasonal temps. We had a little frost this morning and it did dip down to 3 degrees when I took my DD to school, but it's suppose to get up to 20 this afternoon. Yeah, I'll believe that one when I see it! LOL!! (What part of Alberta did you say you were from again?) Way to go on taking hold of your day and making the best out of it. That's the way to do it!

Robbin, I can not relate to your stress about hubby leaving. I can only imagine what it feels like and that alone wouldn't be easy. Whether or not we're a military support group doesn't matter, we're support, here for you and all of us. I would believe that dealing with this would make you feel like your "diet" is secondary. Nothing else matters when it compares to the seriousness of this matter. And in actuallity, you would be right. War would take presshold over the scale. But what you also have to remember is... you. You are doing this for you, and it's your own battle to fight. And girl you have got a lot of fight. I'm sure hubby wouldn't want you to lose yourself in worry, I bet he'd want you to continue to be the greatest mom and wife that you have been. Do you know if he'll still be around for that ball you've told us about? If so, work hard to be one hot, smokin' mama in a knock out dress. Give him a lasting memory that'll he'll yearn to come home to. Get back in those walking shoes girl!! You can do this!! :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

Stacy, woo hoo! Great NSV!! I bet you were on cloud nine and dancing around in those jeans. PSSSt....I know I did..hehehe! Good job! With all that extra movement this week you should be looking at some new numbers pretty soon! That's the way, uh huh, uh huh..I like it!

Have an awesome day girls! Make the most outta what you have!


09-28-2006, 12:23 AM
Got my t-tapp (short) in first thing and then a good run/walk this morning too. Eating has been good...
My dh had nasal surgery today and is having a rough evening so this will be short. Just wanted to check in and wish everyone a great Thursday tomorrow! I *have* to get up early and do my long t-tapp. (I will get up early and do my long t-tapp, lol)


09-28-2006, 10:20 AM
Good morning chickies, I am feeling much better today and thank you all so much for your encouragement. The scales are back to ticker weight and I am gonna work really hard to break that number before Monday. I didn't get any trampoline or walking time last night but did about 45 minutes of crunches, leg lifts, and workout with my weights. LOL The Biggest Looser is such inspiration for me and I always want to exercise when I am watching it.

Well it is time to get to work, I will try to get some personals in later today but I along with work I have a bunch of stuff to do for my Military Family Support group, we are getting ready for our anual Christmas Party we give to the Soldiers every year.

Check ya later

09-28-2006, 12:02 PM
Good Morning! I'm chipper today!! I broke my ticker weight by .5, that's right the scale read 211.5!! Yippee! I really wish these tickers would count the .5's cuz I would be sorely tempted to change it. I'm holding back because of my premature change last time, it jinxed me and I ended up flutuating all the way back up to 216. Yikes! I will not tempt it again. Not much else new with me, everything is inline - water/food/exercise. I wish everyday felt this good!

Emily, I really got to go back through the thread and have a closer look at the t-tapp workout link you posted. I meant to do it, but then it slipped my mind. I say this because everytime you say you got your t-tapp done all I can visualize is tap dancing! LOL! Good job with staying so determined!

Robbin, I'm really glad to see you're feeling a lot better today! Great news. Now, forty-five minutes doing crunches, leg lifts and weights! Wow, good for you! Especially to go it on your own, I would need a video. The Biggest Loser is such an inspiration to me too! I think these contestants are great. And I love the fact that there is one from each state and they show progress on each after the commercials. Kinda like getting the whole nation fit at once.

Have a great day ladies!


Get n healthy
09-28-2006, 10:59 PM
Hey there gals. Well it has been a very good week and i am praying praying that the scales reflect it in the morning. Why oh why do i rely on the scale for whether i can have a good friday?:shrug: ...I just dont know. I am RIGHT AT my ticker weight from last week. I had taco bell for lunch...i ate really light but still i worry about the sodium biting me in the morning. I was really on plan today, even did 5 extra minutes on the ellipitical. I was a little low on calories for today but i always do that the day before weigh in...i get so paranoid that i will not add something up right and i will be WAY over and not even know since i am paranoid i air on the side of caution.

Tina-So glad you are having good relations with the scale. Nice to see that patience pay off. :cp: Me too...i only hope it holds for a few days. I second that about the tickers needing to count the .5's...i worked hard for my .6 last week and got no satisfaction for it. I know what you mean about some days you are just completely on your game. I have had several days like that this week. Really makes you feel like you have some momentum going. :carrot:

Robbin-Woohoo, good for you for being back down to ticker that is a reassuring feeling. :dancer: Biggest loser is a big motivator for me too. Watching them sweat on those machines makes me say, "hey, i can do that". Its funny really.

Jelynn-Praying your hubby does well through surgery and wishing him a speedy recovery.

Ok, where is everybody. Arent we missing several in the past few days? Jtammy, ryanmi, and bertine come to mind and i know there are others that i missing. Hope all are well and okay.

09-29-2006, 10:48 AM
Good morning once again, hope everyone is doing well. The scales were still the same this morning which in some ways is disappointing but in others its not, at least it did not go up, right!?! I need everyone to send me some willpower. We will be going to the State Fair tonight and I can already taste that FAIR FOOD, funnel cakes and corn dogís mmmmmmm. I will need lots of willpower to stay away.

Emily Ė You always sound so pepped up about your exercising, sounds like you have fun doing the t-tapp. Hope your hubby is feeling better.

Tina Ė I kinda laughed that you like it that there is one contestant from each state, sometimes it seems like Canada and the US are all 1 and I have to remind myself you live in a different country.

Stacy Ė I hope your weigh in was good this morning, it seems I place too much importance on the scales also and let them affect my moods way too much. You are right that we are missing a few people; wonder if everyone is taking advantage of the cooler weather to get outside. I know I have been. Now that fall is here I am enjoying the outdoors much more than I did in our extremely hot summer.

Well girlies I had better get to work. Check back later.

09-29-2006, 10:52 AM
Morning Gals and TGIF !!

I have the day off today, but still up at my usual time. I have some reading to do for my leadership program, so will concentrate on that this morning and then maybe I will catch a short nap this afternoon :D

The scale has been neither my friend nor foe this week, but that is okay as I have dear uncle tom visiting !!

Did y'all watch Biggest Loser on Wednesday night ? They sure are putting up some big weight loss numbers !! I saw Bob on Ellen yesterday and he mentioned that this season would be one of the highest in terms of overall weight loss. And I love that they show the contestants who are participating at home, they are all doing so well.

Hope everyone has a great Friday. TTYS :wave:

Get n healthy
09-29-2006, 12:25 PM
Well i hate to post so quickly after i just posted last night but i have good news i have to share. Fairy fat mother came to visit last night and she took 2 pounds with her. :goodscale So i am excited on a couple of levels. This allows me to move my ticker, for one. And now i am out of the 260's FINALLY, AND i get to add a dragonfly for another 5 lost. That puts me at 26 total so far. I still have a long way to go but 26 pounds is 1/4 of the way to 100, so that sounds good.

Robbin-Oooohh the state fair...double yum. Too many goodies to count and funnel cake is at the top of the is corn dog...carmel apples...OH stop stacy stop. :drool: Wishing you will power my dear. :dust: Oh the outdoors are lovely down here in TN too. I have my ellipitical in the garage and the breeze blowing through there while listening to the leaves swirl was amazing. My favorite time of year.

Louie-If is it TOM week and the scale is not up, then i count that as friend all the way. That is great. :D Sounds like you are in for good news when the week is over.

09-29-2006, 03:53 PM
YAY Stacy Congrats on the 2 pounds

09-29-2006, 09:59 PM
Stacy, congrats on the scale victory. We all know how you've worked for it and it all paid off! Great going! How's the new room coming along?

Robbin, you're right. At least the scale isn't up! Take joy in that alone. Now, for some will power...POOF! I'm trying to wish you the fairy fat mother to come along with you. She'll be a great motivater to stay away from her enemies.

Louie, I sure did watch the biggest loser and enjoyed every inspirational minute of it. Boy, they sure work out hard don't they? Makes me feel like I need to step it up...:o

Well, ladies...I had a blurp last night. Of course I had to blow it all and gave in to a moment of weakness. I was craving something salty and gave into having two small servings of avacado "taco" texture type chips...well, when you have something salty you need something sweet to counter act and I gave into 6 cookies!! Lets just say, it felt comforting going in my mouth but needless to say the second I swallowed it had a bad after taste of gut wrenching GUILT! I was so pissed at myself to say the least, and scale sure reminded me of that this morning...214! I have watched everything today and have kept my totals inline. I didn't get to go walk so I took some of Robbins advice and played with Alyssa on the trampoline for 1/2hr. I hope that'll do. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can undo my weakness and get back sooner than later! I'm figuring it was that crazy lady who comes round once a month that made me do it. She's due to visit any day now.

Hope you had a good day!

10-01-2006, 11:02 AM
Good Morning Ladies :wave:

The scale was good to me this morning, and it appears that I am down another 2 lbs. Although I had one of those days yesterday where I didn't really feel like eating, so maybe that has something to do with it !

Stacy ~ congrats on your FF Mother visit... 2 lbs whooo hoooo :)

Robbin ~ how did the fair go ?

Tina ~ isn't it funny how something tastes so good, but makes us feel so bad. I am sure those lbs won't stick around too long, all that work on the trampoline will help to shed them back off :)

Emily, Ryanmi, Cheryl, Tammy, Shawn and to all the other chicks ~ hope you are doing well and enjoying your weekend.

Erin ~ haven't seen you post lately.. hope you are doing okay ?? Drop in for a fly by if you get the chance :hug:

I am off to brew me a :coffee: and get the day started. Have a good one and I will TTYS :D

10-01-2006, 06:15 PM
Hey everyone-
Well, my dh ended up getting an infection and has been back in the hospital since Friday. His upper lip was swollen probably 10x normal- he looked (and felt) awful!! So he's been on IV antibiotics and the swelling is going down (slowly- that' why he's still there...)
It's been stressful, but you guys will be so proud of me!! Instead of turning to food, I have stayed on track and even found time on Friday and today for my treadmill. I'm pretty proud of myself :D Loving what the scale has been doing too, lol.
Anyway- so that's what's up with me. Might be a couple days before I am back to posting regularly.

10-02-2006, 10:18 AM
Hey girls how was the weekend for everyone? Mine was pretty good. I handled the fair decently, not great cause I did have 1 corn dog but since the scales were down to 224 on saturday morning I figured all of the walking had canceled out the food. Yesterday morning they were still 224 so I was on cloud nine. This morning they are at 226, YUCK. However I think it might have something to do with my dinner last night. I made crawfish and for anyone that has never had it cajun style it is loaded with sodium, tons and tons of salt and spices. My hands are all puffy and I can't get my ring off. So I am loading up on the water today and crossing my fingers that the scales will go back down.

Well it is time to clock into work. Hope you all have a good day.

10-02-2006, 03:58 PM
Boy, it sure has been quiet in here over the weekend. Where is all our peeps?! I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine... the usual, nothing spectacular. The scales came back down saturday morning to 211.5, but yesterday I went to a going away party for a guy at my hubbys office. So I guess that would explain the one pound uppage this morning. I just had to try a little of each and I mean a little, so I'm proud that I didn't just go all out and pig out. I tried deep end water aerobics this morning at our local pool. It works out perfect with Alyssa's school schedule. What a workout! I'm a little sore right now and hardly have enough strength to move, but I guess that would mean it was working, right? I think I'm going to go again tomorrow morning, give it a try for a few days and see if helps me get things moving along a little faster.

Louie, woo Hooo! Congrats on the two lbs. taking their leave and never to return! Yes, that feeling of satifaction sure turns into utter guilt awfully fast. What I find funny is that we already know this and yet we still do it! LOL! Oh well, we're only human right!

Emily, ohh..sorry hear of your hubbys infection. That sounded so awful. Good girl for keeping your eye on the prize during this time. There's some determination to hang on to. I hope all is well for your hubby soon!

Robbin, wow, you had some amazing restraint at the fair. Great determination too! You're doing right by the water, WWW will be gone in no time. You'll be beating that ticker weight this week for sure!

Have a great day ladies!

Get n healthy
10-02-2006, 07:37 PM
Hello ladies, I had a decent weekend. :nose: Ok, so I had a HUGE splurge on friday, which was planned but i didnt plan on having a cinnamon roll. (but it sure was good), was so-so on program on saturday but did relatively well on sunday and was strickly on tract by monday. i swear the weekends are just so hard for me. Dang dh and his big breakfast weekends. :devil: Plus it never ceases to amaze me how quickly condiments add up. Geeze. I was fine for saturday bkf, then i thought, oh, i didnt count the cheese on the eggs, or the butter he put on the bagel, just seems like those condiments sneak up on me.

My dear 7 year old, olivia is sick, sick today. She has had a sore throat since friday with a fever...why oh why do they always get sick on the weekends when the drs office is closed? but i took her in to the doc this morning and i was shocked....scarlet fever. i didnt even know that stuff still went around. Poor baby feels so bad, so i called in sick to work today and have spent it babying her. Probably the same tomorrow. She got this fever from a girl in her class. Those of you with children, does your school celebrate perfect attendance? How do you feel about that? I HATE IT. :tantrum: I really dont understand why we commend parents for sending their kids to school sick? So i think with that in mind, i am going to send the school, our county dept of education AND the little girls mother my doctor bill with a note of WHY they are getting my daughters doctor bill. Its just the point of the matter...sorry to rant.

Tina-Ooooh deep end water aerobics...that sounds cool. My father has a pool and he lives accross the street from us. I wonder if there are workout videos of deep water aerobics. It is a bit cool for this year, but it might work out great for next summer. I sure get tired of my elliptical. 211 lbs sounds great, just think, not to many weeks ago you were just hoping to get back to it seems like you are trucking along very nicely. Oh, and my bedroom is FINALLY done. I slept like a baby in my pretty new room. :D

Ribbin: Wow, good job at the county fair. :cp: That is wonderful...i would have had to at least split a funnel cake. Mmmm crawfish, my ds favorite. Cajon stuff can have so much can do a lot with it and never miss the fat because of all the flavor.

Jelynn-Good for you for staying on plan while dh is sick. Plus getting in some, impressive, :cheer: i know that is a tough one.

Louie-Excellent job with the 2 pounds. :dancer: We tied this week, ha ha.

Ok, gotta go give my little angel more Motrin.

10-02-2006, 11:28 PM
Hey ladies! Sorry I haven't been around much. These kids keep me so busy, and then I'm just exhausted, ya know? Their birthday party is this saturday, so I've been getting ready for that. I'm ready for things to slow down a bit!

I took the girls to the gym with me tonight. I only worked out twice last week, and I'm not sure if this week will be any better. But I'll see what I can do. I splurged alot this weekend, but on the scale today was the same... so am pleased I'm holding steady.

I tell ya what, though! On Sat night, after splurging on Friday & Saturday ALOT, laying in bed that night I was just miserable. I was beating myself up so bad, and the guilt is just SOOO not worth it! It felt really good to get back on plan, and I keep reminding myself of how bad I felt when I was making poor choices.

Ok, ladies. I'm gonna run for now. Sorry I'm not doing personals, but I DID read them all... just not up to responding right now. Hope to check back in soon, though!

10-03-2006, 01:29 AM
Hi ladies, Just a quick note to say hi. Last week was a blur for me. I'm traveling on a business trip this week (to Salt Lake City), so the week before was spent getting everything caught up at work and at home. The scales hadn't changed before I left Sunday, and I have ate 200 - 300 calories more each day than usual, so I doubt that have changed yet. DH came with me, but he leaves Wednesday, so I will be able to get my eating under better control when I don't have such good company.

My exercise has been great though. It's amazing how much free time I have when I don't have to cook, clean or do laundry. I've spent a lot of it exercising. :)

One NSV to add, is that the first time in 15 (??) years, I've put on a swimsuit and got in a swimming pool. I always used to love to swim (and play in the water), but that was one of many things I let my fat steal from me.

Sorry to not do personals tonight, but I have read everyone's post and I hope to be able to respond tomorrow. TTYL

10-03-2006, 10:44 AM
Good Morning Gals :wave:

Just a fly by for me this morning as I get ready to head out to work.

Have a great day and I will try to catch up tonight :hug:

Get n healthy
10-03-2006, 02:16 PM
Hello ladies, well Olivia, my dd, is doing MUCH better with her scarlet fever, bless her heart. I had to pull her off the trampoline this morning, so that is a good sign...maybe school tomorrow. I was one scared momma for a few days. I am on program this week. Hating every minute of exercise but doing it anyway and feeling great AFTER the exercise...i dont even mind the thought of is just the act itself that i despise...who knew 30 minutes could be so slow. ha ha. ;)

Well i am 2 pounds up from friday's weigh in but that is pretty par for my course. Drink, drink, drink between now and friday.

Is it just me or does it always feel like TOM is either on its way, here, or you are recovering from it. I swear. Only a few days til its TOM AGAIN, and it seems like i just got over it is time to fight with the dang scale all over again. Men are spoiled.

Jtammy-So good to hear from you. I was starting to get worried about you. A business trip sounds fun. That is awesome you have spent your free time exercising...:cp: wtg. Good for you for getting in that bathing suit. That is a good way to put it, that fat stole fun in the water from you. When you put it that way, it makes me realize just how many things "fat has stolen" from me too. Sort of a light bulb moment.

Louie-Good to see you. :wave:

Shyla-Good for you for getting to the gym again. The guilt ALWAYS hits me like that too...late at night when all is quiet and i actually get a few minutes to think...then i just lay there thinking why on earth did i do that? Like you said, just let it motivate you to do better next time. I did that the other day though. I made speghetti squash, which is totally healthy but then i even over indulged in that...that is just rediculous. I guess it is better than over indulging in pasta but still...why did i just have to keep taking, "one more bite"...i just dont get it and i felt SICK afterwards, :barf: literally like that full feeling in my stomach was just gross.

Ok, i guess back to work for me. Have a strong day ladies.

10-03-2006, 02:36 PM
Hey girls just a quick drop in for me and hopefully tomorrow I will be able to do personals. I have been fighting the bad mood syndrom the past couple of days and am trying to get my emotions back on track. I have had an argument with hubby and have a teenage son that "hates" me. Me and hubby are on the mend but I'm not so sure about the boy, I think he had better change his attitude soon or he is gonna see how horrible of a Mom he has. I also have a set of scales that hate me today, they were up 3 pounds to 228. Not good at all. I do know what to do to them though, I will just show them what heavy is by running them over with my car. Then they will not be able to complain that I am heavy anymore. Well better get back to work. I am sorry to drop in and dump all my sorrows on you all but, you always help me so much.

10-04-2006, 01:01 AM
Hanging in there this week. Watching portions, getting water, and getting my treadmill and t-tapp in. I'm super tired so it's a little harder staying motivated. I'm on my way to bed a little early tonight so I can get up and exercise at 6 (otherwise it just won't happen!)
I'll check in tomorrow :)

10-04-2006, 10:20 AM
Scales are still up this morning at 227. This sucks!!! I am so frustrated!!! I stayed on plan yesterday with food, chugged lots of water and got my walk in. All of that for what?????? Crappy Scales!!! Makes me want to scream.

:stress: :tantrum: :bomb: :yikes: :rollpin: :shrug: :cry: :(

10-04-2006, 11:01 AM
*creeps back into thread shamefacedly*

Hi - sorry!!

I know I've been MIA for ages. I've been busy and also not so well. Had a nasty tooth infection last week which had the happy side effect of helping me to lose 4 lbs! Sadly 2 lbs of WWW appeared on Monday as TOM is due Sunday so I'm trying to shift that this week too.

But I'm doing pretty well - I've been posting in the featherweight forum, which feels so good!

My parents have a big party on the 14th October for their Ruby Wedding and it's in the day so I had to find an outfit suitable to a glam daytime 'do'. Had loads of sparkly stuff for evening but all I had for daytime is my work suits and that's boring.

So I went out shopping on Saturday and found the most gorgeous cream trouser suit in a size 12!! (That's 10 in the US!) I would never have been seen dead in a cream trouser suit before. Now my thighs are still a bit wobbly but these pants are wide leg so they skim over the wibbly bits. The jacket is really unusual - it looks normal from the front, but, below the collar, the back is open at the top and buttons down the back too.

I'm hoping I don't look like a big cream elephant - it looked really nice in the shop. And I still have almost 2 weeks to lose a few more pounds by then.

So things are pretty good - I just wish I could snap my fingers and these last few pounds would just disappear! I figure it'll take me till about Christmas, which will mean it's taken a whole year of my life to lose this weight. I just hope I can keep it off!!

10-04-2006, 01:39 PM
Just a quick fly-by post...the scale read 218.2 this morning!! I was shocked (and happy!) Let's hope it wasn't a fluke!

Get n healthy
10-04-2006, 02:17 PM
Hello all you lovely ladies. It has been one heck of a day at work. :fr: Thankfully, i am quitting this job and starting a new one next friday...CANT WAIT. I will not miss bimbo one single bit. So i am excited about that.

I am doing well on program this week. Due to job stress this morning i had to force myself to eat lunch today. I was just so upset with bimbo that my hands were shaking and the whole bit. But i knew if i didnt eat, i would binge once i got home, so i ate a wonderful salad with lots of veggies. So i am happy about that.

The scales are still showing me 2 pounds up from friday's weighin but that is okay. TOM is here and i still have 2 days til weigh in. So we shall see.

Jelynn-Congrats on the good weigh in. :cp: If your scale or body is anything like mine it will go back up for a few days but it will come right back down in a few days, so dont get upset if it goes up just a tad before settling on that number. My scale does that EVERY week.

Robbin-I feel your pain. That is where i was just a few weeks ago. :hug: I am trying to think of something encouraging to say but all i can come up with is to just keep on keeping on and know that the scale will catch up with you eventually. Dont give up or give in...although, i know it sucks. You are too funny though, :rofl: threatening to run your scale over with a truck. :rofl: I love it. At least you are down a pound from the day before...that scale is going in the right direction...just grin and bear it a few more days and i bet your patience will be rewarded.

Ok, back to work for me.

10-04-2006, 03:01 PM
Hey ladies, I just realized I didn't post yesterday! Things are pretty so-so for me. My dear Aunt Flo has shown her ugly face today and I suppose that would explain the scales being at 213 this morning. I'm loving the water aerobics and meeting some great ladies who are by the in the same boat as me. It's turning out to be quite fun, very exhausting but fun!

Stacy, glad to hear Olivia is on the mend! I so get what you mean it seems like we finally are getting over the "side effects" of AF when we have to have her come visit again. It bites! And yes, men are definitely spoiled! LOL!

Shyla, I have Alyssa's birthday coming on the 21st. I'm already starting to prepare...hehe! I know how much it can take out of your day, hang in're doing okay! I too know what it feels like to have a melt down and know exactly what you feel like afterwards cause I just had one last week. Time heals all wounds and it also helps you feel more like getting back on track! Come on girl!

Tammy, it's great to hear from you. I almost thought that we were dumped, glad to know that you're still with us. Way to go keeping on project, every little effort goes hand in hand with success! I feel ya on the bathing suit, if you haven't heard already I just joined water aerobics classes. I'm glad we're in the deep end! hahaha!

HI fly-by Louie! Hope you're having a great day and things with Anna are still going strong! :)

Robbin, I wish I could follow my own advice I'm about to give you....throw you're scale out the window! haha! Get some of that anger out that you have towards it. Wouldn't that feel so good??!! But I know we live in reality, so that wouldn't be a likely solution. You're going through a rough spot, you've been through them before and you've beaten them. Just hang on and keep at it, you know things will go in your favor!

Hey Robsia, nice to see you again. You know you'll have to model that amazing sounding suit for us. Congrats!

Emily, woo hoo! "Weigh" to go! Congratulations, all that hard t-tapping is certainly paying off. Good going and keep it up! Love hearing inspiration like this!

Have a great day ladies! Make it worth it even if you feel you don't want to! I have to wonder about Erin, Ryanmi and Cheryl, missing you guys!


Get n healthy
10-04-2006, 08:54 PM
Hello, oh, i am SO bummed. I was working on my ellipitical...i had a REALLY crappy day at work...being a good girl and taking it all out on the ellipitical and it broke. Just flat out lost resistence. This is the second time this has happened. I read a review not too long ago that talked about Reeboks Rbels being notorious for i guess there was some substance to the article. I got it fixed last time for around $150 in parts and labor...that was just a year ago...i really dont want to pay that again on a machine that i bought 2 years ago for $600. Now what am i supposed to do? I have made an apt to check out a new gym in my area but if it is too pricey i am not going to be able to do it. Oh well. Me and ds are going to go over there and check it out on saturday i guess, but that doesnt help me during the rest of my week. Tomorrow is a full work day and i know i will never go to the gym after work. This is my last week of work where i am now...THANK GOD. so i start my new job next week and i was already tinkering with the idea of a gym since i will just be working 2 days a week, so maybe this is a sign that this gym is where i am supposed to be. Just very upset that i was only 15 minutes into my workout. Thank goodness i had already done my core secrets balance ball, then had moved on to the ellipitical and was half way through before it quit, but is 2 days til weigh in.

Tina-Glad you are liking the water aerobics...that sounds like fun and its nice to be doing something different. Well, my scale probably will not look so good on friday either...TOM came 3 days early. :(

Well, i just had to vent about my dang ellipitical. Boo hoo

10-05-2006, 10:38 AM
Good morning ladies, how is everyone doing? Pretty good here but I am aggravated with myself. Here is why. You all have been listening to me moan for the past few days about how the scales were up and I was not happy about it. Well today they are back to my normal ticker weight, which makes me happy. Which in turn aggravates me with myself. Why do I let the scales determine my mood? Am I so shallow that I place all importance on the scales? There are other things in my life that are GREAT, and I will loose this weight I am determined to. I need a new mindset, I have to stop letting the scale determine my mood.

Tammy Ė I hope you have fun on your trip, even thought it is business, I know that a brake from cooking and cleaning must be great.

Fly By Louie Ė Hope everything is going well for you.

Stacy Ė I didnít know kids got scarlet fever anymore, how weird. I would have been very upset about her getting it because someone sent their kid to school sick too. I just canít stand it when parents do that. Glad she is doing better. Thank you for all of the encouragement yesterday. It really helps to come here and have you ladies on my side.

Emily Ė Sounds like you are sticking to plan, and those scales are showing your hard work. Keep it up.

Robsia Ė How great to be able to post in the featherweight forum. You are going to have to take pics of yourself in your new suit and post them it sounds gorgeous.

Tina Ė Donít you just hate TOM, LOL, my husband has an Uncle Tom and whenever I say TOM is here and I hate him he looks at me like I am a wacko. I hate the weird weight it always adds to the scales.

Well I guess I had better get my rear in gear and get to work. Check back later.

10-05-2006, 10:51 AM
Morning Gals :wave:

A quick check in for me before I head out to the office. We have been conducting interviews over the past few days, so by the time I get home at night I have been pretty drained. 2 more today, so hopefully it won't be as bad.

Well I better get a move on or hubby will be leaving without me. Have a great day :hug:

10-05-2006, 03:49 PM
Afternoon chickies! The scale came down a tad to 212 this morning, which was weird because I totally slacked on water yesterday. I have an extra long weekend which starts today. Alyssa has no school tomorrow and none on Monday due to Thanksgiving. Yes I said Thanksgiving...MMMMMmmmmmm...Thanksgiving dinner. I would love to sit down to a wonderful home cooked big meal like that, but the thing I'm trying to convince my hubby to forgoe the turkey dinner and go outta town. Not sure how that's going to go yet. I did my water aerobics again today, boy..I feel like I've been put through the ringer. My muscles are sure feeling it, but that's good. I might, just might start to tone up.

Stacy, ahhh man that sucks about the elliptical. I have read something about that too, the Reebok brand name that is. I hope you're able to join a gym, I think you'll rock it! But I understand the rates can be a little hard to get over when you're so used to working out at home for free! I'm feeling a little like that myself. I bought ten sessions for $ over rated.

Robbin, unfortunately I fall into the category of letting the scale determine my mood too. If things don't seem to be moving along then I feel depleted and frustrated and all I want to do is wallow in it. But we both know to get different results we'll have to work for it even harder. Glad to hear you hit ticker today, that's great news!

Hey Louie, wow girl you've been busy! Hope you're having a more relaxed day today!

Have a great day ladies! I wish us all success before the weekend hits to keep us going down the right track through the weekend.


10-06-2006, 01:00 AM
Hey girls. I'm here & not doing so good. It's our anniversary today, so we went out last night. Ate out & had drinks. I've, in my mind, given myself thru the weekend to be bad. Since I KNOW I'm having pizza & cupcakes on Saturday for the twins birthday party... I just want this to be over with and get back on track! Just a few more days of "bad"... gosh, I hope it comes off again quick!

Get n healthy
10-06-2006, 10:11 AM
Well i changed my ticker, i *think* i lost a pound. I dont know what the deal was with the scale. :shrug: I weighed 2 pounds less yesterday morning. Then by night time was only up .5 (which is good for me at night), then this morning i step on the scale...up 3 pounds. Step on the scale again, in disbelief, it says i lost 3 pounds. Ok, so now i pace the house. Pace, pace, pace. Go back to the scale...telling myself, this is it, what i weigh is what i put down. It says i lost 1 pound. So that is what i am sticking with for the week. Dang it. With the scale being that nutty...i just dont know what the actual number is, so i feel like i am guessing, like i am frauding myself or something. Whatever, i think it is just crazy because I am in full swing of TOM and it came 3 days early and i couldnt do my elliptical last night, :blah: I think i am just going to block out this week in my head and look forward to my gym visit and put all my energy and focus into next week.

Shyla-Sometimes it is just like the world is fighting your healthy plan. I can relate, with it being TOM AND my ellipitical biting the has been an up hill battle for me too. It sounds very nice though to have a hot date with dh, that one sounds worth the cals. :cheers: In your situation, sometimes i think the best thing is like your doing, you just go with it and know that you will get back on track when the smoke clears. I am sure whatever you put back on will be back off in no time. Maybe it will do your metabolism good to raise those cals for a while, just to shock it by dropping them back down when your body least expects it.

Tina-Mmmm Thanksgiving. My kids are out of school today and all next week too, fall break. I am looking forward to spending the week with them. I just cant pass up Thanksgiving. I love for my house to be full of people :gossip: , the smell of my house after cooking all day, i just love the whole thing. My favorite time of the year. I am really, really going to try to cut corners here and there to be able to get to that gym. I am cutting my hours back from 30 a week to 16 a week starting next week, so now that i have time to go to the GYM, i only hope i have the cash to go to the gym, ha ha. I used to go when i was a SAHM and i LOVED it. But lost track of my priorities when i started working again. So hopefully this can put things back in perspective.

Louie- Hey gal, hope the interviews went well. Hang in there, its Friday. :D

Ribbin-I have a membership to that know, the one where the scale determines your mood. :devil: I am as fussy as a wet hen today because of my scales indecision and my pants are tight, whereas they were fine earlier this week, due to TOM I am sure. I didnt know kids got Scarlet fever anymore either. WHen the doc told me that, i felt like i had stepped back in time...that just seemed like 1800's stuff to me. Scared the heck out of me.

Ok gals, thanks for listening to me fuss and moan.

10-06-2006, 10:13 AM
Good morning ladies, in another good mood today due to scales...........LOL oh well I will just take the good mood and run with it. Scales said 224 this morning and I am now gonna take it, it is time to change the ticker.

I have done pretty good on exercising this week got in my walk 3 times and plan on jumping on the trampoline tonight. Hubby will be gone all weekend and I am gonna be running like crazy tomorrow and will probably end up at McDonalds at one point or another. Actually I am hoping to convince myself to stop at Subway before taking the kids on to McD's that way I will not eat "bad" for the whole weekend and maybe will have a good reading on Monday. Cross your fingers for me that I have the willpower.

Well better get to work. Have a great day.

10-06-2006, 12:46 PM
Good morning all,

Iím going to try to catch up a bit. Iíve been reading but have had no time to post lately.

Robbin, Yes, Like Stacy and you, Iím a member of the scale mood club too. Iím still traveling so I havenít weighed this week, but I will be very lucky if Iíve maintained this week. I suspect I will be in a foul mood come Sunday morning when I weigh in. Iím glad to see that youíve had a loss today and your mood has improved.

Stacy, With your scale going down two days in a row (although up on another weigh in) I bet youíll see another loss again really soon. Thatís how mine seem to work. Bummer on the elliptical breaking. It would be hard to decide whether to put more money into repairing it if it doesnít hold up for more than a year between repairs. Congrats on the new job. I hope the gym looks good. Maybe that will be the right direction to go. How is DD by now? My school does the same thing. Send your kids to school sick and at the end of the year they get an award. Does that make sense?

Shyla Ė Happy anniversary, belated. Hope you enjoyed your night out with DH.

Hi Tina, The water aerobics class sounds like a lot of fun. I had forgotten how much I loved being in the pool until this trip. I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving weekend. Have you talked DH into going out of town yet? No way Iím dumping you ladies either, by the way.;)

Hi Louie, Good to hear from you.

Emily, I just read that the scales dropped for you earlier this week. Yoohoo! Is DH back home? Good for you for NOT turning to food during stress.

Robsia, The trouser suit sounds lovely. I hope you can post a photo of you in it. Size 10, wowsie!

My calorie count has been consistently in the 2500 calories per day range this week and I know that is way too high. Why is it so hard to resist FREE food? I head back home tomorrow and I plan to pull out my food scales, measuring cups and spoons, etc. Back to measuring every bite, at least for the next two weeks, then I have another business trip. I feel a little out of control this week, so I must rein that in right away. Talk to you all later. :wave:

10-07-2006, 12:20 AM
Evening Ladies...Sorry I was MIA for the past week, but I have had the weekend/week from **** with the FD's. Can't go into details, but it was serious enough that they were suspended from school for three days and we had to go before the school board Wednesday night because they wanted to expell them for the remainder of the school year. We had one FD removed from our home so the other one can stay in school now. I have been so stressed out that I have had a migrain for a week, pain between my shoulder blades and I broke out on my neck and chest with what look likes ringworm, but isn't. All stressed related.
After maintaining my weight for two weeks, I have eaten everything and anything that isn't nailed down, so I'm up two pounds.:( Hope to be back on track and destressed by Monday. Bought a new laptop computer today, so I'm hoping hubby will have it up and running by tomorrow so I won't have to use the old dinosaur. I'll be back tomorrow to catch up on reading all of the post and posting personals. Sounds like everyone is doing great.

10-07-2006, 11:15 AM
Morning Chicks :wave:

Hope everyone survived the week and is looking forward to a great weekend. Even better for me is that it is a long weekend.. yes Turkey Day up in here in Canada, so have Monday off :D

FFMother paid me a visit this week and I am down another 2 lbs. I have made myself a ticker and just going to tackle 20 lbs at a time, so I am almost half way to my first mini goal.

Cheryl ~ great to see you, but sorry that you had to go through such a rough week :hug: A new laptop, yeah for you !! I love my laptop and just bought my hubby one a few weeks ago.

Tammy ~ travelling can be so hard on the old calories, but I know that you will get right back on track.

Robbin ~ your persistence paid off.. well done on tackling the scale demon :devil:

Stacy ~ a pound's a pound..and looks like you only have 2 more before another dragonfly. Good for you !!!

Robsia ~ good to see you !

Tina ~ Happy Thanksgiving :turkey: Hope you get lots of time with family and get enjoy a good turkey dinner.

Well I am off to brew me some :coffee: and tackle some reading. Have a great day and TTYS :hug:

10-07-2006, 01:35 PM
I'm just on my way out of town for the weekend, but wanted to check in since I'm not sure I'll have computer access at the in-laws.

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadians! (or transplants like me, lol) Remember it's just a day with yummy food, get a walk in and drink lots of water. And Tuesday is the start of a great new week. I'm still going to try for a loss, even if it's small.

Yes, my DH is home now and doing much better. Lip is still a bit swollen, but going down every day and almost looks normal (hee hee). Not a fun experience though.

Well, still have lots to do before leaving (did get my 30 minutes in on the treadmill already though!)

Take care all.

10-08-2006, 11:28 AM
Good Morning :wave:

I found us over on the second page this morning... everyone must be having a busy weekend.

So far my weekend has consisted of trying to catch up on my reading for my leadership program, walking the dog, and watching the shows that I had taped last week.

Today won't be much different, although I have been tasked with getting the pumpkin pie for dinner tomorrow night, so I will have to make a trip to Costco at some point today.

I hear the jug boiling so I must go make my :coffee: Have a great day :hug:

10-08-2006, 02:48 PM
Good morning ladies,

Cheryl, So sorry to hear of your troubles with FDs. I know how easy it is to let stress mess up our food, but I hope this week is better for you. I just got a new laptop too (well it is from work, but as the system admin, I intend to use it for all my personal stuff as well so I only have to use one computer, not several).

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Canadian friends! Hope you all have a great holiday.

Louie, Congrats on the 2 lbs. The FFM is sure staying busy, I hope she makes it down to Mississippi this week. What type of leadership program are you involved in?

Emily, Glad to hear that DH is recovering. Hope you have a nice time at your in-laws. Good plan to get walking and drink lots of water. And keeping in mind that it's just one day (maybe even one meal). We aren't going to gain weight based on one meal anyway. (Thank goodness!)

Well, I'm back home and I was able to weigh today. I've maintained at 229. Now I'm back to cutting my calories and I'm ready to start losing weight again. I've been at 229 for almost three weeks, so I'm ready to see it move down again. Have a great rest of weekend!

10-09-2006, 07:13 AM

Just a quick pop in, been to long to read up on everything in the couple of minutes I've got. Lots going on around here, work is getting complicated, and so is life, but isn't that how it goes!!! Weight is stuck at my ticker, have been a little above and very briefly a little below, but even this morning i was at my ticker weight.

Hope all is well with everyone and hope to be back to regular posting in the next week or two!

10-09-2006, 10:47 AM
Hey girls just a quick pop in to say good morning. Glad to see everyone here and sorry to hear of your problems Cheryl. Tammy I am glad you maintained through out your trip, that is a big victory. Louie did you get a good pie? Emily did you have fun at the in-laws?

Well ladies I didn't do too bad over the weekend I even got in exercies which I never do on weekends. The scales were good to me and never went up, This mornings reading was 224, however yesterday they were better at 223. Maybe by tomorrow they will be back down there and I can change the ticker again. I had a great NSV on saturday at the little ones football game with having more than one person ask me how much I had lost telling me how great I look. YAY.:carrot:
Well better get to work. I will try to get back later on.

10-09-2006, 11:56 AM
Good Morning Ladies :wave:

Hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend. Today being the stat holiday I am just relaxing in my PJ's, sipping my morning :coffee: and looking out the window at the beautiful fall leaves. I love the time of year !!

Robbin ~ yes, I got a nice looking pumpkin pie. The taste test will be tonight. Looking forward to a nice turkey dinner with family. Good job on maintaining over the weekend. Weekends can certainly pose problems for me at times. And a NSV to go along with it .. YAHOO :D

Erin ~ so nice to see you :hug: Hope all is well, although sounds like you have been really busy. Look forward to your return !!

Tammy ~ In the summer I wrote the national exam to become a CMA (certified management accountant). I passed both parts of the exam, so now I must go through their leadership program. Basically they know from the exams that you have what it takes to become a CMA, now they just want to see that you can apply it. So I have to do presentations, write reports etc. Congrats on maintaining while you were away !!

To all the other chicks ~ hope you are doing well and taking care :hug:

Have a great Monday and TTYS :D

Get n healthy
10-09-2006, 03:48 PM
Good morning. I am off to a fantastic start for the week. As most of you know, my ellpitical died on me last week. Well i went and checked in to a gym really close to my house and it is only $50 a month for me and my son, dh wont go, so i just inquired about ds and myself. So i am loving that. I signed up and had the BEST workout. :lifter: My arms feel so light and like i can feel their every move. I love the feeling a gym gives you. I worked out for a little over an hour and the time just flew by, half weights, half cardio. I really needed this after a not so great weekend...ok, a really bad weekend. Could have been worse, but basically, i like to keep it at around 1700 cals on the weekend and i was more like 2000 both days. So surely i can make up for it by friday. I am trying some calorie cycling though. If i can keep it at 1700 on the weekend and 1400 during the week i will be happy. Then unlimited cals (within reason) on friday.

My last day at my job was friday. Know what that means??? No more bimbo. Lets all do a "no more bimbo" cheer :cheer2:

Happy Thanksgiving to all my northern friends. :thanks1:

Robbin- Good deal on the NSV. :dancer: is so nice to know that all that work is noticable to others.

Jtammy- Wow, good job on maintaining while out of town. :carrot: That is excellent. I bet you will have a big loss this week.

Jelynn-Glad to hear dh is doing better. :getwell:

Ok chickies, lets make it a great week. My goals for the week are to make it to gym all week, stay under 1400 cals, and drink LOTS of water.

10-09-2006, 11:03 PM
Evening Ladies...Sorry I never made it back here over the weekend, but the new laptop wouldn't let us into our sights. We ended taking it back to where we bought it and they worked on it for 1 1/2 hours and couldn't get it to work so they exchanged the laptop for a new one.

Things are slowly getting better with the one remaining FD and I'm back on track with my weight loss. I can still make my goal of weighing below 300 by January 1st if I get my butt in gear.:carrot: :carrot: Project ME starts tomorrow, girls!


10-10-2006, 05:37 PM
Gosh, I haven't been here since thursday! Friday I babysat my neighbors little one. Which was a busy day in itself. But then my sister came with her kids for a night because it was my nieces b-day. It all went down hill from there. We went out to dinner (East side Marios) and then to a movie. The next day I got all prepared to out of town till yesterday. So I've totally blown my course but I am back on plan as of this morning. I've already did my water aerobics class and keeping everything I eat in line and getting plenty of water. I could get down and all discouraged by what the scale read this morning...but I'm taking it as LiFe! Sometimes we're up, and a lot of the time we're down. As long as I know it will come back off and work at it I'm a.o.k.!

Has anyone ever read "the Sugar Solution"? It's basically helping you live a healthier life (aka lose weight) by balancing your sugar levels. It makes a lot of sense as I read it but practicing it successfully in my life... well we'll see. It's a lot of watching your carbs, making sure they're whole grain and eating fresh wholesome fruits and veggies and of course lean protein. Because if you don't watch how your blood sugar often spikes and drops you could be in for a endless cyle of cravings and the nasty side effect of becoming insulin resistant. It sounds really interesting. Anyhow, now that I've bored you to death...LOL!

Hope you had a great day!

10-10-2006, 11:01 PM
Hey girls! Only have a minute, as its already 9pm, and I still need to sort thru some paperwork on my desk here. I indulged all weekend, but got back on track yesterday, and the scale says 227. So up a pound (or a few - I think I DID hit 224 ONCE, but never changed my ticker). But that's not bad, considering. I worked out yesterday & today, and hope to drop this weight back down ASAP! Will check back in soon!

*hugs* to you all!

10-11-2006, 10:18 AM
Hey girls just a quick note from me, I am running late this morning. I am sorry I wasnt here yesterday, I was home with Mark(my youngest) he has strep and kept me running all day. It looks like it is going to be an extreamly busy day here at work also I have a pile of stuff to catch up on and a nasty note from my boss on a very little mistake I made and I will probably get wrote up for it, he is so anal about everything. I am starting to think about looking for a new job.

Just wanted to let you all know the scales have been very nice to me and are reading 222. YAY!!!

10-11-2006, 11:49 AM
Hey Everyone! Hope everyone had a nice weekend (even if it is already Wednesday, lol!) We were in Red Deer at the in-laws and had a nice Thanksgiving and I came home to a loss! I was psyched! I did really good at watching portions and drinking water all weekend. But still ate everything. DH and I even went to the movie one night and shared popcorn :)
Weigh-in this morning was 217. I'm thrilled since that is less than I got to when I was losing last spring. So now I'm into new weight again.

Tina- Sugar Solution sounds really interesting. I think it's true that we need to keep blood sugar level- (ie. eating snacks between meals). I've done a lot of reading about that on the t-tapp forums too. Her exercises are all about that too.

Tammy- I think maintaining that long while away is phenomenal!! :cp: I'm sure you'll be on the road to losing again really soon.

Stacy- have fun at your new gym! Sounds awesome.

Robbin- sorry about your sick son- hope he's better today. And your boss doesn't sound nice at all!

Shawn- way to get back on track after the weekend. That's what we all have to do if we want this weight loss to happen, eh!

Cheryl- you can do this!!

:wave: hey to Erin and Louie and anyone else I missed!

10-11-2006, 12:24 PM
Wow! I had completely lost this thread and am glad I found it today. I'll be reading back to catch up on everyone. i am doing great. Down to 224 lbs now, i think I was 239 the last time I posted here. So I am thrilled about that. Still working hard on this weight loss thing, and wanting to be close to Onderland by Jan 1. I hope all is well with everyone, keep up the great work!

10-11-2006, 03:07 PM
Good morning chickies! Feeling pretty good today, scales are starting to come back down after last weekends "time off". Went to water aerobics this morning and there was NO instructor, so I thought I'd get in anyways and try to do what I've learned. But one of the ladies who has been going quite a lot longer than me took over and did a class, boy I think she worked us harder than the instructor! LOL! I feel good though.

Shyla, great job with getting back into the groove. It seems really hard at first like you have to drag yourself to do it sometimes, but feels good afterwards.

Robbin, how is Mark today? Sounds like you were doing a lot of running around yesterday cause it showed up on the scales this morning!! Woo HoO! You're doing awesome girl! Oh yeah...tell your boss to kiss your hiney!!

Emily, way to go! Having a loss coming through Thanksgiving weekend. Now there's something to strive for! Great job! I think the sugar solution really makes sense. Here's a blurp from the book: "Use the glycemic index (GI), which ranks foods based on how quickly they cause blood sugar to rise. Foods with a low GI are converted to glucose more slowly than those with a medium or high GI. The result, a slower rise in insulin and blood sugar, which discourages fat storage. Because they stay in your system longer, fiber-rich, low-GI foods promote sateity, curbing your appetite to discourage overeating and weight gain. Fiber, good fats, and "good carbs" are cornerstones of The Sugar Solution smart eating plan because they also help make cells more insulin sensitive. Generally speaking you'll replace fiber-poor refined carbohydrates with slow-digesting, unrefined carbohydrates, add good fats and good carbs, learn how to control portions, and eat smaller meals throughout the day. The result: Cells take in more glucose, so there's less left over to get stored as fat.

Hi Kreen! Nice to see you again, glad to see you're still doing awesome. Great to hear! Keep up that wonderful effort and you'll meet your goal by Jan. 1st no sweat!

I better get some lunch I got a little girl here tugging at my arm! Have a great day ladies!


Get n healthy
10-11-2006, 08:06 PM
Hey there gals. I have been doing well this week. I have been at the high end of my max all week but i think it is the additional exercise at the gym making me hungry. Do you all do that? After 30 minutes of weight training then 30 minutes of cardio...i am not really hungry but then after lunch...i am STARVING from about 1-4...i am not giving in to it :nono: ...hoping it levels out. But i am doing a lot of healthy grazing during those hours. Usually i like to be at 1350 cals a day, since the gym i am right at 1500 a day. Not bad, but i dont want to counteract the extra exercise either. But i am loving the gym though. My body feels great. Looking forward to weigh in on friday.

Tina- My scale is on the way down too from the weekend. Geeze, i go through this every week. It usualy takes me til wed to get back to ticker weight. I *try* to tell myself that the extra calories on the weekend keeps my metabolism guessing and keeps it from getting complacent. ;) ha ha. I have a bunch of books about glycemic index...DH was diagnosed with "pre" diabetes, and i have high i am all about watching your sugar. I think that stuff is right on the money too. I have noticed the less sugar/simple carbs i eat the less i crave sugar. When i used to eat lots of carbs, i craved lots of carbs and i was SO sleepy all the time. Now days, even on splurge days, i rarely go for something sweet. I dont even crave sweet tea anymore and that is something i used to could drink a gallon a day of. Just not interested anymore. DH has lost weight because of my change in cooking and since we have cut out the sweets, at his last check up he was no longer in the prediabeties category anymore. Very cool.

Kreen-Good job on the weight loss girl. :bravo: Way to go. Glad you came back for a visit.

Jelynn- Wow, coming back after Thanksgiving at a lower weight??? :carrot: Heck yeah, excellent job.

Robbin- Sorry to hear you have a sick little one. Mine just got over the same thing. They bounce back so quickly. By what you are saying about your boss, it sounds like you work at the same place that i just quit. :p I dont miss it either. The nit picking and blowing stuff out of proportion will kill you. It used to amaze me, the things he would fuss about where i worked. I think sometimes they are just bored. WIth your scales being so nice i am going to come over to your house and use YOUR scales.

Shyla- Keep up the working out and that scale will be back down to 224 before you know it.

Cheryl- Glad you are up and running again. I hate technical difficulties. I am SO technologically challenged, it is sad. But at least you know that even the experts couldnt fix your problem. Sorry to hear about all the family stress you are having right now...but like you said, you can definately make your goal by New years. :cheer2: I have a new years goal too. I have 20 pounds to go to reach it. I love mini goals...they really keep me striving.

Ok, well i am looking out the window and it is windy and leaves are is calling to me. I think i will go walk the yard and fill my birdfeeders.

10-12-2006, 08:27 AM
Hey guys - I'm frustrated / disgusted with myself this morning. Last night, DH decided we'd just order pizza, and I went TOTALLY overboard and got an appetizer & pasta dish (a little local italian place). And fed into that "sure, I deserve to indulge / whats one day gonna hurt / overdo it to take advantage of the situation" mindset .... AGAIN....

I have GOT to get back on track for real. A few days of "really bad" per week EVERY WEEK is not helping!! I know it's because the past few weeks have been so busy, both at home & work... but I also know what I need to do. MEAL PLAN. I *hate* to cook, espec. if DH are looking at each other saying "so what's for dinner". So this weekend, I need to sit down & plan out quick & easy meals. Like grilled chicken salads. Because by the time I pickup the kids, go to the gym, and then come home & cook, it's getting late!

Sorry, ladies. Just needed to vent this a.m. I need to get this train under control!

Hope you all have an "in-control" day! *hugs*

10-12-2006, 10:48 AM
Morning Gals :wave:

Just a fly by this morning as I get ready to head out the door to work.

Scale is up a bit this week, but I am holding out for some downward movement before Sunday.. come on scale !!!

Hope everyone has a great day.. and Friday is just around the corner :D

10-12-2006, 12:41 PM
Hi ladies,

Today is one of those days that I donít want to be at workÖ.. So I guess Iím gonna waste time today and chat with yall a bit. ;) My kids are out of school today and tomorrow and I would love to be home with them. Both tonight and tomorrow night are football games, so Iím really looking forward to working in the concession stand tonight. :p How stupid to schedule football games during our fall break. I really hate that, I would have loved to have done something FUN these four days instead. :mad:

The scales havenít loved me this week either. This morning I weighed from 225 to 233 depending which time I weighed. Somedays I can be really anal about them, like this morning. I must have stepped on and off the scale 20 times, trying to get an average weight. I was really hoping to see a loss today, as the scales have been hinting at it for the last two days.

Louie, Iím not familiar with the CMA exam. But I googled it to find out a bit more about it so now I can say Iíve heard of it at least and know the definition. ;) (I :love: google and wikipedia!) Congratulations on passing the exam, Iím sure thatís a great step professionally. I love fall too by the way. After our brutal summers here fall is such a pleasant time of year. Mind you, we donít have much of the beautiful fall colors that others get, but I just enjoy the weather.

Stacy, Iím glad to hear the gym is working out for you. Iím sure you will be building those muscles and burning more and more calories. Do you find that you have to eat more protein while lifting to keep from being hungry? Iíve heard other people who are doing weight training say that, but I have no actual experience.

Tina, I havenít read ďthe Sugar SolutionĒ but that is the way I eat now (low on the glycemic index) . I am a converted sugar addict and I know that for me sugar is a no-no. Your water aerobics class sounds cool. It sounds like it would be fun enough you might not mind ďexerciseĒ.

Shyla, I know you can get back in control. Using this weekend to plan meals sounds like a great idea. That is something I have to do too, because it is too easy to slip if I canít find anything in the house to eat/ donít have time to cook/ am too busy to start supper on time/ etc. etc. Vent all you need to, we understand.

Robbin, I hope Mark has recovered. Sorry about the anal boss, jeeshÖ. 222 on the scales, wow!

Emily, Good for you for getting your weight loss into virgin territory, and while on holiday too. :carrot: That definitely deserves a carrot.

Kreen, You are making fabulous progress. Iím hoping to hit onederland in January, but Iíll have to kick it up some for that to happen. But girl, you are sure moving along.

Take care ladies!

10-12-2006, 01:26 PM
Morning Ladies...I tried to get here lastnight to post, but the sites on the laptop won't let me in. GGGrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! I'm on the old dinosaur, so if I can get in using it, then there is something still wrong with the laptop. Went to WW yesterday and I'm up 4 lbs, I'm so disgusted with myself to let the stress get to me, that I go back to my emotional eating. I'm back on track with watching what I eat, journaling; which I haven't done in two weeks and exercising. No time to do personals right now, but I'll be back later on this afternoon to do that. I need to feed my Hubby and get him off to work. Have a great afternoon.:hug:


10-13-2006, 10:36 AM
Happy Friday the 13th to you all...Thought I would pop-in before Hubby and I leave for the weekend. Have a Foster Parent Confrence to go to. Can't wait for some alone time with my better half and no FD around. Finally back in control with my eating and things are much better in our home.

No time for personals this morning...I still have to pack and Hubby is biting at the bit to get on the computer as well, so I guess I will be nice and let him have it. Have a great weekend and I'll chat with you all on Sunday.


Get n healthy
10-13-2006, 10:59 AM
Good morning. Where has everyone been. Good news this morning, lost 2.6 pounds this week. :cloud9: That puts me halfway to my New Years i am tickled. Only .4 away from adding another dragonfly. Such a relief to know that all that hard work at the gym paid off and it wasnt even that bad. It really fires me up for the coming week. :flame:

Cheryl-Have a good weekend dear...i know that time with dh can be precious. :cofdate: Dont worry about the 4 pounds...just let it motivate you to get back on track.

Jtammy-My kids were off for fall break all this week too. It was a nice break but gosh, when i am home with them, it seems like i eat, eat, eat. So it will be nice to get back into a groove again. What is the deal with the scale fluctuating like that all in a matter of 10 minutes :shrug: ...i just dont get it. It makes me want to scream. I usually end up going with the middle of the road...but then i have doubts ALL WEEK, wondering if i guessed right. Very Frustrating but maybe it is setting you up for a loss. I do get hungrier going to the gym. I am trying to fight the urges and it got easier as the week went on. The first couple of days seems like i constantly had something in my mouth...i just made sure it was something healthy and low cal.

Louie-Sending fairy fat mother your way for you sunday weigh in.

Shyla-We all need a splurge meal once in a while...the problem is when your splurge meals get a little too often...i have a bad habit of doing that...especially on the weekend or like you, when dh starts in with the pizza crap. Planning is key for me too. I have noticed the days that i screw it up are the days when the cubbards are bare and it is the busiest time of the day. Stock that kitchen woman and have some back up meals planned for when life gets a little too busy. Now if i could just practice what i preach. ha ha. ;)

Ok ladies. Have a good friday. :carrot:

10-13-2006, 11:16 AM
Hey girls sorry I havenít been here very much lately. Things have been very hectic for me. :stress: I have been swamped at work then with my little one being sick in the beginning of the week then football practice for him last night and on top of all that is my Volunteer Work. I have managed to get some walking in this week and the scales are being pretty good. Yesterday they had popped back up to 223 but today they are back to 222, YAY!!! :carrot: Maybe I will be able to control myself this weekend and not cheat at all.

Emily Ė A loss over a holiday is absolutely wonderful and shows great willpower. Keep it up:woohoo:

Kreen Ė Welcome back, and congrats on all of your losses.:woohoo:

Tina Ė You donít know how bad I want to tell the boss to kiss my hiney but wellÖÖÖÖÖÖ..I guess I wont.

Stacy Ė if you think that coming over and using my scales would help you are more than welcome to do just that. But with all of the working :lifter: out you do I am sure your scales will be dropping any day now.

Shawn Ė Sorry to hear you are having such a rough week. Maybe if you sit and do your meal planning then grill a bunch of chicken breast you can make your evenings easier. Just grill the chicken then put it in baggies and toss in the fridge, when the evening comes pull out some chicken chop it up and toss on a salad or slice it and sautť some green peppers and onions with it and you have quick fajitaís and if you use low carb low fat tortillas its very healthy. I usually buy a bunch of :chicken: chicken and different marinades on Saturday then on Sunday grill it all up and have my meat for the whole week. It makes the evening much easier. And there are lots of things you can do with your grilled chicken.

Louie Ė I am :cheer2: rooting for the scales to drop for you.

Tammy - Did you have fun working the concession stand? Donít you just hate having to go to work when the kids are at home? I have such a hard time thinking about work when I want to be at home with the family. Sorry to hear the scales are being a bit :sorry: cranky with you. I will keep my fingers crossed that they decide to drop.

Cheryl Ė hope you have a good time with your :love: hubby this weekend. Glad you are getting back on track.

Well girls I guess I better try to get some work done but it is so hard cause the boss is out of town LOL.
Check back later.:wave:

10-13-2006, 12:23 PM
Hi girls, Just a quick one. A meeting at work was cancelled for today, so I asked for the day off since the kids are off. We're all going to the state fair today. I'm planning to go ahead and splurge on a chicken on a stick. (I might change my mind, but that's the plan now). I'm putting an apple in my purse in case I get the munchies. I don't want to be tempted by a funnel cake or a fried snickers bar.

Scales finally showed a loss this morning. They bounced back and forth between 227 and 226 (2 or 3 pound loss), so I'm claiming the 227 since it showed up more often than 226. Maybe 226 isn't too far around the corner.

Cheryl, I hope you have a good weekend. It sounds like you and dh need some time away from all the stresses of home.

Stacy, Congrats on another loss. You will hit your new years goal with no problem. I bet you'll fly past it way ahead of time. I agree that it is harder when I'm home with the kids. Anything that changes my routine makes it a little more challenging to stay on course. We only had two days of fall break. DId you all have a full week?

Robbin, Your week sounds so busy. Don't you love chicken breast? They are so versatile, so quick, and so low calorie too? :) Actually, I hate working in the concession stand, and I have to go back tonight :mad:. Oh well, only two more games after tonight (:crossed: I know I shouldn't hope this, but I hope we DON'T go into play-offs).

Have a great day!

10-13-2006, 01:58 PM
Happy Friday everyone! Had to show off my avatar I can only use today, lol.
Planning a night out with girlfriends tonight, but already know what I'm going to order so should be fine. I'll indulge in a bite or 2 of a couple appetizers, but no dessert and sticking to diet coke!!

Glad you get a day off, Tammy and have fun at the fair! (and the concession stand tonight, lol)

Cheryl, Robbin, and Stacy- have a fantastic weekend!! (and all the rest of ya'all too!)

10-14-2006, 12:50 PM
Happy Saturday ladies! Sorry I haven't been here these past two days. I'll come back later in the day to explain. But for now I just wanted to pop in to report I'm down to 210 Woopee!! Considering I'm came back weighing 215 from my little excursion last weekend. I'm so stoked! And oh yeah, hubby bought me an elliptical yesterday so I'll probably spend a lot of time putting it together.

Chat later girlies! Hope you're all having a great day so far!

Get n healthy
10-14-2006, 01:11 PM
Morning ladies. Well i wanted something different for breakfast. Made a quiche and told myself i would eat one small peice of quiche and have some fruit. Well, unfortunately, i had 2 pieces of quiche and then nibbled a few extra bites even after if the guilt to two peices of fattening quiche arent lets go back and graze another couple of bites. :cry: I was SO disappointed in myself. I was even more irritated when i went to fit day and saw that ONE peice was 570 calories...holy moly...and to think i had TWO.

Well, i picked myself up from my pitty party and trucked it over to the gym. Worked out for an hour...thinking i would feel better. Now i dont really feel so guilty...since i worked out so hard, but apparently that guilt has turned into a fussy disposition, plus i dont feel energized and ready to take on the world like i normally do after the gym. I feel tired, depleted, and angry...what is up with that? Maybe too much fat for breakfast is weighting me down and making me tired...but you would think all that protien and exercise would give me some energy.

So apparently it is going to be a VERY light lunch and dinner considering i have already eaten 3/4 of my daily calories. No more quiches for me...gee whiz.

Jelynn-Hope you had a good night out with the girls. :grouphug:

Jtammy-That is great you got a day off with you kids. Yeah, mine had the whole week off. Let me tell you...i am ready for school to start back. Good job on the scales showing you some love. :cheer2:

Robbin- Congrats on the scale victory. Stay strong for the weekend...the weekends kill me too. :dust:

Ok, out to the back porch with fresh cup of coffee...hoping to find myself a better attitude out there.

10-14-2006, 07:00 PM
Stacy, if we didn't have these days to remind us how badly we want this then I think a lot of us would have failed a long time ago. You did the best thing you could do, was go work out hard. Give yourself some credit girl. You didn't wallow in it, like I probably would of, you made the best out of the day you had. I'd say good job!! And I still have to congradulate you on the 2.6lbs. that did bid you adue!

Shyla, you hit the nail on the head when you came up with meal planning. If you struggle with figuring out what to have for meals on the spot. Then planning your week would so benefit you. If you like to have a simple pizza night one day, how about making your own. Part skim cheese and lean meats, pineapple haven't gotten me through wonderful pizza craves. You can do this girl, I sure hope these busy days are behind you for a while.

Louie, keeping my fingers crossed for your weigh in! Good luck!

Tammy, congrats on the loss! It sure is nice to see that you're still in the game when you've watched the same # for weeks isn't it! Water aerobics is fantastic. It sure does make working out a lot more fun and a little easier to manage while your weightless...hehehe!

Cheryl, hang in there girl. You've been a little more than stressed these past few weeks. Four pounds is not that bad when you consider how far you've come. I know you'll be back in the game soon enough! (not that you've left it or anything...) Which FD left the house, the new one or the one you had all the while?

Robbin, woo hoo! Congrats on getting to 222! That's great news!! Hang in there this weekend. I for one know how hard it is to maintain this project, but you proved to yourself last weekend it can be done! Hope you having a nice relaxing one at that.

Emily, cool avatar! Good for you planning your night. Hope you had a tonne of great fun!

Well, now to catch up with me...

Thursday I was doing my water aerobics class when we forced outta the water and rushed in to change and hide out in the soccer arena. Hide out, you say... why? Well, the place I go to is like I guess what you all call YMCA (I think). It has a pool, fitness rooms, fitness classes and an indoor soccer arena. And it is literally side by side to the high school and on thursday some kid decided to come to school with a gun and being so close to the school the center was put into lockdown. We weren't allowed to leave till it was clear and safe to go. Luckily the kid was caught without incident...phewww!

Yesterday, was a day full of goodies. After a great weigh in and dropping off my daughter at school, hubby and I decided to hang out together. We went shopping. And girls...I am wearing a size 14 jean today!! Mind you it is stretch 14's, and probably a large make, but hey the tag says 14! We went from there to Costco where he bought me an elliptical machine. Which later in the day I had to go back and pick up when we lined up a pick up truck. I'm so looking forward to getting it put together and having a workout.

Wow, that feels good to get all caught up with you guys. I hate falling behind. Hope you all are having an awesome weekend!!


10-15-2006, 11:43 AM
Good Morning Ladies :wave:

A rather dark, dreery, and wet morning here on the West Coast. Although I ain't complaining as I wouldn't want what the East Coast has been getting lately !!!

The scale gods were nice to me this week and I held up or down. I was up at the beginning of the week, so I guess my work during the week paid off and I maintained.

Tina ~ yikes, sounds like your trip to the gym was a rather interesting one. I am so glad to hear that nothing happened !! A size 14 jeans YAHOO, I bet you look smashing in them :D and a new elliptical. Sounds like you had a great day out with hubby.

Stacy ~ hope the rest of your Saturday went well :hug: Good job on hitting the gym..just think to times before when you may not have been watching what you were eating.. would you really have worried about eating two pieces of quiche.. probably not. So good for you :cheer:

Emily ~ love the new avatar. What will your next one be ?!?! Do you have any superstitions when it comes to Friday the 13th ??

Tammy ~ how was the fair ?

Robbin ~ hope all is well at your house. Congrats on the downward scale movement !!!

Cheryl ~ I know I have already missed you, but have a safe trip !!

Shyla ~ hang in there girl :hug:

Ryanmi ~ come out, come out wherever you are !! Hope you are doing well :hug:

Well hubby just left to go meet some friends for coffee, and I have to hit the :book2: So have a enjoyable sunday and I will talk to you soon :hug:

Get n healthy
10-15-2006, 08:41 PM
Hello ladies, well i am just exhausted today. I didnt even think about going to the gym, although i did feel guilty about not going. I was tired yesterday and today is even worse. I laid down this afternoon and slept for about 3 hours today. Woke up, ate dinner and now i feel like i could go right back to bed and sleep. I must be coming down with something. :( I have been sneezing and blowing my nose all day but thought it was just sinus issues. I start my new job tomorrow...i really wanted to be on my game...hope i am feeling better by morning.

I try to have a couple of new foods each week, one that none of us have ever tried. My dd picked out some asian fruit...rambutan...very weird but good. I picked broccoli rabe as our "new" veggie to go with dinner. I really liked it, :T big change from the normal salad we usually have with dinner. I will probably buy it again when i need a change.

Louie- Good job with the scales. :cp: You are absolutely right, normally i wouldnt have thought twice about eating two pieces of quiche and i would have had a big peice of bread pudding with syrup and butter too and who knows what else. So that is progress afterall. ;)

Tina- That is crazy about evacuation of the gym. Wow, very scary. Size 14, wow, that is awesome. :bravo: Plus, you got an ellipitical. You will love that thing i bet. I miss mine, even though i started going to the is just SO much easier when you have it just steps away. I think i am going to get mine fixed.

Ok, gotta get everything ready for in the morning. I am excited about the new job, but boy i sure dont feel good tonight.

10-15-2006, 10:57 PM
Good Evening Ladies...Hubby and I had a wonderful weekend together even though we had a lot of classes to attend. The weather was beautiful and I feel relax and ready to tackle the week ahead. I probably ate too much this weekend, everything was a buffet, but I did do lots of walking also. I was so happy that a gal from our foster parent group won the quilt I made. I know that it is going to a home where it will be taken care of. Hubby finally got a program loaded into the laptop where I can get into fat chicks and post. I'm doing the happy dance over that one.:carrot: :carrot:

Stacy...Congrats on lossing 2.6 pounds!:carrot: :carrot: Hope you are feeling better and not coming down with the flu.:hug: Good job on working out after eating the quiche. I have a really good low fat/calorie quiche I will post tomorrow.

Tammy...Whoo Hoo on your loss!! I'd take 3 lbs if I was you. Hope :hug: you and the kids had a wonderful time at the fair.

Emily...Hope you had a good time out with the girls.

Tina...How scary for you!!! Glad it turned out OK. Congrats on the scales saying 210 lbs and getting into a size 14. WhooooooHooooooo!!!!! Do you have the elliiptical together? The new FD was the one I had removed from our home. Things are just about back to normal, and that's where I want it to be.

Louie...Congrats on maintaining. We all know that is one of the hardest things we will have to tackle, is maintaining once we reach our goal weight.

Well ladies, I have to get up at 4:30 and get Hubby off to work and get some things done around the house before I can play. Hope you all have a nice evening and a good week ahead.


10-16-2006, 01:20 AM
Hey everyone!
Had a pretty good weekend. Friday night was a fun night out with the girls. We went to Earl's and I had the Santa Fe chicken salad. It's sooo yummy with Romaine, cilantro, black beans, corn, dates, feta cheese, avacado, and tortilla strips- the dressing is a lime vinagrette. Thoroughly enjoyed it :D Didn't have an appetizer and drank diet coke all night.

Yesterday I had a great "run" on the treadmill. Did 37 minutes with 23 minutes of it running. I'm almost feeling like a runner again...I did 12 minutes w/out stopping. I also raked for about 2 hours and filled 7 hugs bags with leaves. My back is a bit sore today. But lots of calories burned! lol Splurged on popcorn at the movies, but really ate light the rest of the day.

Scales weren't so good today- I know it's because of the sodium...hopefully by Wednesday I'll have a loss for the week.

Tina- that is so crazy about the kid and the gun!! I would have freaked out. Was your daughter at school, I hope?? And I'm totally jealous of your size 14! I am still in an 18/20-- it's coming off everywhere but my butt so far!! :lol:

Cheryl- glad your computer is working for you!! Hope you have a great week

Stacy- feel better! Get the rest your body is asking for and hopefully you'll be feeling better really soon.

Louie- maintaining is the next best thing, right?? :)

I'm aiming for a great week workout wise...I've been slacking a bit on the t-tapp. Goals are for running MWF and long t-tapp TTH and basic on MWF too. (it's only 15 minutes and I need to do it first thing in the mornings!!)

Anyway- have a great Monday everyone.

10-16-2006, 02:39 PM
Happy Monday, everyone! You all must be out working out already this morning :D
I did my t-tapp (short) first thing and then my week 5 day1 of my couch to 5 k training. All felt great. It's my 6 year old's birthday today, but I'm only going to have a sliver of cake. He's picked Burger King for dinner...not sure what I'll order yet. Grilled chicken or Whopper Jr. with no mayo maybe. And light lunch for sure :p
HAve a great day! :wave:

10-16-2006, 09:55 PM
Hi Ladies...Still having a hard time trying to get into the swing of things. Aunt Flo decided to pay me a visit last week and she hasn't left yet, think that has a lot to do with my weight gain and eating everything that isn't nailed down. She hasn't been around for over 6 months and I thought that part of my life was finally over. I'm tired, hungry and I don't even want to exercise or think about it! Swift kick and head banging needed here. I can say that I'm drinking lots of water, so that's a good thing.

Emily...Tell your little guy Happy Birthday!!! Night out with the Ladies sounds like fun and the chicken salad sounds soooo good. Yes, I'm happy the computer is working, but I'm having problems with the more smilies. Can get them up, but can't post them.:( Something else for my Hubby to figure out.

Hope everyone else is having a good day. I had to call AAA for what I thought would be a jump, but ended up being my starter. The guy was nice enough to hit the starter with the hammer I furnished for him. Made it home and Hubby bought a new starter on his way home. Glad my Hubby is handy with fixing things on our vehicles.

Talk with you all tomorrow.


10-17-2006, 12:01 PM
Hi everyone! Just checking in. Had a good spin class this morning and I am now at work. Glad to see you're all doing well. I have not weighed in a few days because of Aunt Flo, but she should be gone in a day or 2. By the way has anyone noticed a change in cramps, etc., with weight loss and exercise? I used to be in major pain every month, and for the past 2 months, I've had almost no pain. Keep up the great work!

Get n healthy
10-17-2006, 01:27 PM
Hey there gals,

Well i have been sort of "off" my game since friday. Nothing really bad but just not my usual self. Avg about 1700 cals a day instead of my target 1350, AND i have not been exercising really. Shame shame. I was fighting a cold or something over the weekend. Then yesterday i started a new job. So i hadnt been to the gym since saturday and it just didnt feel right i lost my motivation or something. I FORCED myself to go workout today....and i mean FORCED. I would have rather been beat with a horse whip but i went anyway. When i got there, guess what i found hiding in a corner???? My motivation. :carrot: I guess i had left it there saturday. I feel SO much better today than i have been feeling. Finally feel like i am back on track.

Thought i would throw some goals for the week out there:
1. Eat less than 1400 cals a day (had too many over 1400 cal days in a row)
2. Exercise at the gym for one hour, 30 minutes of that cardio on tues, wed, and thurs.
3. Drink lots of water...i have really been slacking on this for the past week or so.

So there we go, lets hope it is not too late to get that ticker moving friday morning.

kreen- WTG on the spin class. :ebike: My gym has one of those classes but i am is a one hour class and i just cant see me being able to keep up for a full hour. They had a big water aerobics class going today too...might check into that when i need a change of pace. Now that you mention it, i do think my cramping has been less. I stay on midol but every month i pump myself up for this big crampy and tired ordeal but since i have been working out...i havent missed a workout yet because of TOM....very interesting. :chin:

Cheryl- I can totally relate to being "out of the swing of things"...that is how i was all weekend, i finally got my groove back today. :drill: Just know that your groove is out just have to take the time to find it...ha ha. Dont forget to post the quiche recipe...i would love to try it.

Jelynn-Mmm burger favorite burgers and fries joint...that would have been a VERY tough one for me. Hope your young'n had a good birthday. :hb: Way to go on the running. I would love to get about 50 more pounds off of me and then get started on running. I just dont think my knees could handle it well at this weight. But runners always look so lean and healthy.

Ok, time to get started on cleaning the house, i have put it off long enough.