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09-10-2001, 11:25 AM
Went to 2 pages. Dianne announced she lost 1.6# on page 2.


I am reposting my page 2 message.

I am so glad to hear Susie and Fluffy are ok? They sound adorable. Suzie is a chihuahua isn't she?
That is sooo funny about Pete snoring.

Great loss girl!!!!
I'll bet you were tired. Sounds like a great concert though.

The evidence is there in your books and body. Your leader should have you come up in front of the meetings and say "Here is how to do it". Every leader should have an open mind. You are doing great!

Good luck staying op while your mom is here. I know you can do it. Even if you don't do as well as you want remember it will come off easily if you get right back on. I gained 4.5 on vacation and lost it the first week back. It was kind of like the first week in ww. Mostly water. Good luck.


09-10-2001, 12:16 PM
Hi ladies :wave:

Thank you all for your encouragement at the BBQ. As it turned out they served bbqed chicken breast so it was a no brainer. I think the whole luncheon came to 8 points. I stayed OP all weekend and believe I will be back to my pre-mom's-cooking weight when I weigh in on Wed.

I have enough trouble keeping up with 1 child's activities, I don't know how you do it. Your Saturday was amazing!:dizzy:

What is HTP? (It sounds like it should be illegal like THC :lol: ) You have mentioned it several times and You are having such great success I would love to know more about it. Does it interact with other meds?

Hope everyone has a great OP day!


09-10-2001, 02:53 PM
Hi ladies :wave:

I'm home for lunch today. I usually don't come home even though I'm only 3 miles away because I never want to go back once I'm here. :lol: I have made some homemade chicken salad with fat free mayo and forget to bring it with me. If I hadn't come home, I would have easily eaten too much of somethng else. So here I am...................

Essie ~ My mom will be here from Thursday afternoon and leave on Tuesday morning. They are driving from Florida (to Texas) and then going to San Antonio after here and then home. Oh about the WW leader, I have one that people come from miles to attend. IT's such a plus to have one that is inspiring and keeps you motivated and OP. Good Luck ~ you can do it!

JanieD ~ WTG on doing to great at the B-B-Q!! Only 8 pts for the whole lunch? That's great.

Dianne ~ great job on losing 1.5 lbs!! Keep up the good work. Imagine, if we lost 1 pound a week, we'd lose 52 in a year. With all the "off and on" I do, that would be such a welcome wouldn't it?? :)

Terri ~ Thanks for reminding me about water. I have been so good this week and according to my scale, I'm up 1 pound! :( I know that I haven't been drinking my water like I should and that is what really helps. Like you, if I do bad and gain, I lose it all the next week .....I'm prepared for mom's visit. Ha!

Myra ~ Great going on the kickboxing. I haven't been to the gym in almost 2 weekd!! :( Maybe after my mom's visit, I can get back to normal......

Well, gotta run back to work, as much as I'd love to stay here. Have a wonderful Monday ~ I'm enjoying the sunshine (finally) and cooler weather..............

09-10-2001, 04:19 PM
Dianne! good going on your 1.6 pound loss!! :D sounds like you're really focusing.

Terri, what a hassle of a Saturday you had :(

Hi to everyone :wave:


09-10-2001, 04:33 PM
Zoe - EXCUUUUUUUUUUUUUSE ME! That was 1.6 lbs! :lol: :smug:
Thanks! Have fun with your mom.

Thanks Terri! Thanks Jen - how are you doing?


09-10-2001, 08:12 PM
DIANNE!!!!!! I am soooooooooooo sorry...... I must have made a type-o there....I would DIE if someone didn't get my lost correct. sorry girl......1.6, 1.6, 1.6.....got it!! :D:D (seriously, sorry 'bout that)

09-10-2001, 08:43 PM
You guys are too funny:lol:

Zoe, that's why I won't come home for lunch. I hate going back & then I have to rush. I get 1 hr. but it goes by very fast.

Dianne, what a concert!!! They must have been jammin! Pete would have loved it. Ruben Blades is one of his favorites. My sister the wild one, she would have been dancing in the aisles. It was kind of long.:yawn: Allllrightttt with your 1.6 loss.

Janie, I knew you were going to stay OP. ;) How much have you lost all together?

Terri, my Susie is a chihuahua. If I could show you a picture of her you would want to squeeze her. Not cause she's mine but she really is very cute. She doesn't have those pop eyes & her nose is short. Really, really cute. I can't take Pete anywhere that he's going to be too relaxed! Forget about the movies!! His head goes back & everything then will swear he was wide awake. When the movie is over he'll say it was boring. Helloooooo! :rolleyes: David teases him about it. I really have to buy a camera so I can have proof.

Hi Myra & Joyce :wave:

Be back tomorrow

09-10-2001, 10:42 PM
part yorking, part chihuahua......a cutie and a regular Mexican jumping bean............

09-11-2001, 05:39 AM
Zoe, what a cutie! I love dogs. Ever since I was little I had a dog. It's a big responsibility. Just like having a child.

I have to be at work early today so I'll be back later.

Have a great day Everybody:wave:


09-11-2001, 09:59 AM
OMG!!!!! ZOE IS ADORABLE!!!!!! I could squeeze her too. I was wondering what a part yorkie (My sister has two) and a chihuahua (I grew up with them) looked like. I have to send this to my sister. AWWWWW! Thanks so much for sharing.
Yes, GET THAT WATER IN!!! :D You will do great and great job on going home and making sure you didn't go off program. :cool:

I would love to see Suzie. I just love chihuahuas too. When my kids are grown I am going to get a "little one". We debated on a little one this time but with the kids (them and friends) running in and out of this house I was afraid "The baby" would get lost in the shuffle and get out. This 35# mix is the right thing for an 8 and 10 yr. old. But the "little ones" are just ADORABLE!!!!
As far as Pete, you can take a tape recorder too to go along with the pictures. :lol:

Congrats on your op BBQ. That is wonderful! "Weigh" to go.

It was an experience I don't want to happen again. :dizzy:

You are so welcome Dianne on the 1.6
loss. :lol:


09-11-2001, 11:49 AM
The World Trade Centers!!! This is absolutely UNBELIEVABLE!!!
What is going on?!?!?!


09-11-2001, 03:00 PM
We need to pray for our wonderful county and most especially, those directly touched by these events. Please join me in prayer for all................and the safety of our military.

09-11-2001, 03:17 PM
Thank you Patti. I have prayed all morning. We will go to our church as soon as I get the kids from school. Bruce stopped there on the way from work. They closed down Marshall Space Flight center. I feel so sorry for all the people involved in this tragedy. What is going to happen now?

09-11-2001, 05:48 PM
Hello Buddies,

This is so devastating:cry: One of my coworkers hasn't heard from his brother who worked in the building.

A lot of people went home early. We couldn't concentrate.


Love you guys,

09-11-2001, 05:58 PM
I am devastated by this morning's events.

We must all pray for peace.


09-11-2001, 08:25 PM
Isn't it absolutely unbelievable? I can't believe this is happening. A lot of people from my town commute to NYC. I just hope they are all OK.

Janie, 5-HTP is an herbal supplement that is a precursor to tryptophan. It helps to raise seratonin levels and let you deal with stress better. It helps with depression, stress-related binge eating and insomnia. It has really helped me.

I hope everyone is doing OK during this day of national crisis.

09-11-2001, 10:24 PM
What a horrible, horrible day this has been. My University is across the bridge from Manhattan and we had black billowing smoke coming over from there and emergency vehicles coming up our street to get to the bridge which is only 2 blocks from the University. I was stuck at work until about 1:30 p.m. because the trains were stopped. We tried to walk over to the nearest blood center to give blood, but there were so many people that they told us to come back tomorrow. No matter what anyone says NY'ers come through in an emergency. My heart goes out to all of the victims and their families.

God Bless America!


09-11-2001, 10:37 PM
Hello everyone ~ I pray that all those in the NY area are well as is their families and friends.

Dianne ~ Being from there myself, it's such heart breaking and earth shattering to see all this on TV. I have many friends who work in Manhattan and actually, in the Twin Towers. I have had no word as of yet. I'm so glad that you and yours are ok.

09-11-2001, 11:11 PM
Dianne, Myra, Essie and Zoe, I am glad you are all safe and sound. Today has been a horrific day for our country; many of you who live in the area will be personally touched by the events. My prayers and thoughts are with you, your neighbors and co-workers.

The wait in line to donate blood is at 7 hours here. I'm going tomorrow anyhow. The news media said our donations won't go to New York, but it helps us feel as if we're doing something to help.

Pray for peace,

09-12-2001, 08:43 AM
God Bless America...................

09-12-2001, 09:40 AM
I love your attachments Patti.

We are going to donate too and more often. Brandon wants to donate blood and we told him he is too young so the kids decided to give their money to the Red Cross.
This is too hard to believe. I was hoping it was just a horrible nightmare.

I hope your co-worker's brother is safe.

I heard they found 5 firefighters and 1 badly burned policeman.
I am just so MAD about all of this. I can only imagine how those feel directly involved. I am putting my flag out today. Our whole neighborhood has theirs out.


09-12-2001, 02:08 PM
Good morning Ladies,

I am sure we're all still in shock after what happened yesterday. My family was awaiting word from a cousin who worked in the World Trade Center. We didn't hear anything until last night but Beth just happened to be in a meeting in another building. She is alright. Unfortunately she couldn't get home to her kids and was stuck in the city over night. I imagine that she will head home to NJ today since there isn't any office to go into. I am sure that everyone knows someone who knows someone who was affected by this horror. We need to thank the Lord that it wasn't worse than it was, and rejoice in the fact that the NY Police and Fire Dept heros did and are doing all that they can. My dad was a NYC policeman and I know how dedicated most of those guys are. God Bless America!

The lab has beefed up it's security all the Security Officers are walking around in Flack Jackets and carrying automatic rifles. It looks pretty intimidating but I don't know how it would protect us from a plane crashing down on us.

On a happier note, I WI this morning and lost 2#. What is even more exciting is that I am expecting my period besides, so I should actually be bloated.

Essie, My total loss so far has been 15 lb since July 4.

Be safe everyone!

Livermore, CA

09-12-2001, 03:28 PM
Weighed in this a.m., somewhat hesitantly, as I fully anticipated a gain. Stayed the same, unbelievable. I can only breath a sigh of relief and stay focused.

Good loss, Janie! 15 pounds is a good accomplishment.

hope everyone is well.


09-12-2001, 03:55 PM
Janie, congrats on the loss.

Jenny, sometimes it feels so good to maintain. You should be proud as well.

Tonight is my WI. Wish me luck. I am hoping for a slight loss but I'm not sure I will get it. It has been a tough week. I've been battling a toothache (found out it's an impacted wisdom tooth) and I haven't been able to exercise as much as I usually do. It has also affected my food choices. I'll let you know how it goes.

09-12-2001, 07:19 PM
Myra, good luck on your WI tonight. Ouch! An impacted wisdom tooth sounds painful.

Jen, staying the same is a relief. I did a dumb thing & weighed myself this morning. I was going to wait till Sunday. I'm still the same. Taking one day at a time.

Janie, 15 lbs. is great!!! I'll be soooooo happy when I'll be 15 lbs. lighter.

Terri, my coworker's brother is fine. I was so worried. Now the attorney I work with, her niece has a friend whose parents were on one of the planes! She lost both her parents :cry: My heart goes out to her.

Dianne, this is a nightmare. Reading the newpaper this morning had me in tears. I couldn't read anymore.

Zoe, where do you get your attachments from? How do you get them on here? I want to try it. :)


Hugs to all.


09-12-2001, 10:59 PM
Essie: I know what you mean about the newspapers. The one picture of the man flying out of the window is one I will never forget. And there were so many others who did the same thing. OMG, to be that desperate! This is a nightmare that hits you in the face every minute of the day. I feel so bad for the families of the victims, I can't even begin to imagine how horrible this must be for them. God bless them all.

Congrats to everyone on their losses. Sorry I haven't been able to concentrate on that myself. Yesterday, I couldn't eat and today I can't stop. Tomorrow the university will open again, we have to get back on some kind of routine, so I guess its for the best.

Talk to you all soon.

P.S. Zoe, your waving flag is beautiful!

09-13-2001, 12:41 AM
As the daughter of a fire dept. captain who served for 35 years with the Chgo. Fire Dept., and a grandfather and 3 uncles who were all firefighters, I am really identifying with the 200 or more firefighters who perished along with the police officers. The stories don't end; the horror unfolds more each day. Today's news is even more heartbreaking when I see people searching for their missing loved ones, holding up pictures of them.

All I can say is that I'm PROUD to be an AMERICAN. This is the best country on earth.

In spite of everything we've been watching, hearing and reading, life does go on. We have to deal with the tragedy, yet carry on with our daily lives "as if nothing happened".

Myra, ow, hope your mouth feels better soon.

Dianne, well put about eating; nothing like some stress to make me eat everything in sight.

Essie, I loved your patriotic message. :)

Had my class this evening; it's a bit more intense than I had anticipated, but I love it. I must be a numbers dork/freak! :D

Hi to Terri, Zoe, Joyce, Janie, I better not have missed anyone.


09-13-2001, 12:45 AM
Yes, I love the waving flag. Thank you Patti.

Congrats JanieD on your 2# loss.

Congrats for staying the same Jen.

Good luck Myra!

That is so sad about your niece's friend. :cry:

I can't concentrate on anything. It is just horrible. I am starting to hear the sad stories now and it really upsets me. These poor people.


09-13-2001, 12:52 AM
After trying to get some kind of normalcy in our lives, I was driving home from work today, listening to the radio. They said that they predict that the death toll will be between 15-25 THOUSAND! It took my breath away and I fought not to cry. Then there was this woman on whose son was on one of the airplanes and he called her to say "I love you mom" before he died. She said she was just so grateful to be able to say good bye.....I lost t. I could no longer hold my tears......

JEN, I also am so proud to be an American!!!

DIANNE ~ thanks about the flag.....I thought it appropriate for this week and well, maybe for longer than that.

ESSIE I get the attachments from a website....(are we allowed to post sites here???) I'll send it to you with instructions if you PM me and I'll email them to you. It's simple. :)

Hi JANIE, MYRA, TERRI and JOYCE Congrats to all the losers. Unfortunately, I missed my WI tonight due to working until 7pm. I just had to do some "catch up" since I'm not off until Tuesday.

09-13-2001, 01:11 AM
I would love the site too. I just love your attachments.
terrmor@knology.net Thanks so much!

I cried today too because I think it was shock yesterday.
That son that called to say I love you to his mom said also that he was plotting with other passengers on the plane to "take " the terrorists. That could be why that plane (Pittsburgh) didn't make it to its destination. The wife of another passenger from that plane told her the same thing.
I keep thinking how these poor people actually talked to each other before their deaths. God Bless Them.


09-13-2001, 07:29 AM
I weighed in yesterday. Lost .4 lb which I was quite pleased with considering everything.