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09-13-2001, 09:49 AM
# 72 Went to page two.
Don't forget to read Myra's post. She lost .4#


09-13-2001, 10:54 AM
I know how anal you are about that second page, Terri ;) thanks for staying on top of that! :D

Myra, you're continuing to lose! how great...you've got it going, I'm happy for you.

have a good day everyone,

09-13-2001, 01:08 PM
I hate the second page. Don't know why but I do. :?:


09-13-2001, 02:22 PM
Hello everyone!

WOW! This is so terrible! My prayers are with those who have loved ones missing or killed in this tragedy. I was watching TV and the survivors of victims plea's have had me in tears. In fact I've had a hard time since Tuesday tearing myself away from the TV. I want to be watching when they take action against the SOB's that did this! It really makes me so mad that the cowards have to attack innocent people.

Did you'll see President Bush's news conference this morning? He almost started crying when he spoke of the children. But he went on to say he still had a job to do and that was to get rid of terrorism. I respect a man that can show his feelings.

My WI went well Tuesday. I lost 1.6 #'s I had been doing reduced fat but have switched to fat free again on most all products. I have also been taking the 5 HTP for a week now. I also started taking an amino acid called L-Carnitine. My brothers doctor told him it helps lower cholesterol and helps the body to metabolise fat. I'll let you know how it works.

Congrats to all the losers last week. Keep up the good work.


09-13-2001, 04:44 PM
Good Afternoon everyone ~

I wanted to put a bunch of flags in my front lawn today but, not a single one to be found! Sold out everywhere.....God Bless this wonderful country!

Terri ~ between you and I, that 2nd page will NEVER get long! :lol: I hate that too, dunno why.

Myra ~ Congrats on your loss! It seems you continue to have your weight go down.....what an inspiration! Keep up the good work.

Joyce ~ WTG on your loss too!! Y'all are doing so good. I am on vacation until Tuesday with family here so I'm nervous that my eating will be bad too.... :(

Well, I need to get off this computer since 'company' will be here any minute......wish me luck cuz hubby is on his way home from the golf course after I just spoke to him. He's mad because I said golf should NOT be on his agenda today with my mom and her husband getting here within the hour. Looks like he'll be grumpy.

09-13-2001, 09:26 PM
Hi everyone:

The university was open today and supposedly back to "normal", but not quite. A few minutes before 11:00 a.m., the bells went off and we had to evacuate the building. It was a bomb threat. After tuesday, you can imagine how everyone's nerves were on end. We stayed in the street for about an hour while police and firemen checked the building to make sure there was no bomb. The university decided to cancel classes until next Wednesday (we are off on Tuesday). Unfortunately they don't seem to feel the same for staff as they do for the students. In fact, in signs posted around the building about cancelled classes, the bottom read "employees are expected to report to work". Guess we're not as valuable as the students. There were co-workers who did not return once the building was cleared - they just went home. They were scared and said "the **** with this". They want us to return to normal, but we are not normal right now. In addition, e-mail and internet are down and the phones are not working for outside calls! Its ridiculous - they should have just closed the university. Its so difficult to concentrate on routine tasks even.

Well, some good news it that they did find a few more people alive, thank God. Everyone is doing whatever they can to help, giving blood, sending money, whatever. NY'rs have really banded together in this disaster.

Well, I'm sorry to keep talking about this, I can't seem to stop. Maybe I should just not post for awhile, until my head clears.
I hope you are all doing well.


09-13-2001, 10:10 PM
Thanks for the site with the icons. Can't wait to get to it.
Have fun with your company. Just keep an eye on what you eat. I'll bet it won't be as bad as you think. Good luck!!! :)

Don't worry about talking about this horrible situation. It helps some people and that is what we are hear for. It is different when you live so close. We will always listen. :cry:

Congrats on the loss. :cool:


09-13-2001, 10:50 PM
Terri, I hope you weren't upset with my joke about the 2nd page. :) You know I was just teasing.

Dianne, I can't imagine how it must be to live through the effects of the terrorist attack. We are so far removed, geographically, from the incident, that our daily lives are not affected. It must be difficult to carry on a "normal" daily routine. My thoughts are with you.

Joyce! You had a good loss, congrats! I'm glad for you. :)

Hi to everyone :wave:


09-13-2001, 11:34 PM
Of course I knew you were teasing. :lol: You are such a good friend, I would never think anything less.

Hi everybody!

09-14-2001, 07:57 AM

Congrats on your loss! Let me know what you think of L-Carnitine. I've heard of it before but really haven't given it a try. The dietician on the I-Village challenge talks about it all the time, but he believes in a real low carb diet, which I just can't follow. I think WW's lower carb/higher protein option is healthier. I wouldn't imagine never having pasta, rice or carrots again. Too extreme.

I hope everyone is having a great day.

09-14-2001, 09:58 AM
Friday morning and a day off.........mom and her husband made it here yesterday afternoon and we will TRY to have a nice and fun visit. They came by car so were not effected by all this in their travel.

Dianne ~ Don't think twice about not wanting to keep talking abou t this. Sometimes, talking is what makes our hearts feel somewhat better. I am praying for yours and everyone's safety. Even though I am from the site area, I now liive many miles away ~ but Dallas, in the top 5 of important and big metro's, is keeping a watchful eye.

Terri ~ You're welcome for that site. It's fun looking around but sometimes, I feel like I'll run out of computer space, wanting then all. :)

To everyone else......let's keep our faith strong. The entire USA has pulled together so they, those people have not pulled AMERICA apart!! Let's pray.........

09-14-2001, 02:24 PM
Jen, Myra, Diane, Terri,
Congratulations to the Loosers ;). I hope I didn't forget anyone. I know this week has been very hard because we all need some comforting and Chocolate is my favorite comfort food.

In an attempt to give you all some comforting (the non-fattening kind), I am going to try to attach a hug. I've never done this before so if it doesn't work I appologize. Everyone I know could use a hug, so pass it on.

Lots of Hugs,

09-14-2001, 11:13 PM
I guess I just haven't wanted to "talk" much lately but I do come in and read.................love you all.

09-15-2001, 08:31 AM
Hello Ladies, I haven't been wanting to talk much either. On top of all that's going on I've been having problems at work with an office manager so I've been quite irritable lately. Last night all my neighbors stood outside at 7:00 for the Lighting Of The Candles. It was so touching. I haven't cried so much in a very long time. All I can do is pray.

God Bless Us All

09-15-2001, 11:07 AM
Thank you JanieD,
I certainly passed that wonderful, warm hug along. It was adorable! My kids enjoyed that. Thank you so much. :D

Have a wonderful visit. We need family at times like these.
Thanks again for the icons.

That sounds wonderful. Everyone uniting like that. I get more angry as the days go on. The stories are sooooo sad. :cry:

I gained 1/2#. I just couldn't myself to exercise this week. I was just not into it because of all of this. I will try harder this week.
Brandon lost 1/2#. Britts lost 1/2# also.

Hang in there everyone.


09-15-2001, 02:15 PM
Terri, a half a point is no biggy. You will have it off in no time.

09-15-2001, 04:16 PM
Hi Buddies:)

Terri, you've been doing so well that 1/2 lb. is nothing. I know it's a disappointment but I know you'll do better next week. ;)

Janie, I really needed that hug. Today I went shopping & one of the cashiers that I always talk to just looked at me & send I want to give you a hug:cry: I loved it. We held on so tight. We both needed it.

I'll be back later. We picked up some pizza & I don't want to eat cold.

Hasta Luego (till later)


09-16-2001, 03:31 AM
Thanks Myra and Essie. That meant a lot. :D
With y'all behind me I know I will get back into it.

09-16-2001, 08:57 AM
Good Morning Ladies.........

Just popping in for a moment, reading anything I've missed.

Terri ~ don't worry about 1/2 # ~ heck, I'm going to be lucky not to have gained 5# at my WI come Wednesday. :( Why is it that, after being so OP for 5 weeks, losing 16#, I can toss it all away just because we have guests??????????? Tell me why that is ............That 1/2# will be gone next week, taking a few of his friends with him. :D

Essie ~ How was the pizza? Thank goodness that's okay on WW cuz we eat that alot. :)

Hi Mrya, Dianne, Janie and Jen ~ Have a good Sunday.

Zoe ~ Soaking up the "SON" in Texas
Tough times never last, tough people do.

-Robert Schuller

09-16-2001, 12:03 PM
I don't know why. I always gave myself permission to go off. I think it eased the guilt. I know when I gain 5# fast it usually comes off fast. I'll bet when your company leaves and you go back op it will come off fast. It is kind of like the first week of ww and the water leaves first. Don't worry, enjoy and get right back on when they leave. That is the heardest part, getting right back on. You can do it! You will be :smoking:

Hi everyone! Have a good Sunday!

09-16-2001, 10:52 PM
Hi everyone,

Jess, Mike, and the boys came for dinner on Friday evening, and just left a few hours ago. While we hadn't planned on spending the weekend together, it turned out it was what everyone needed, to be surrounded by loved ones, safe and sound.

I hope you all are well. Terri, you'll do fine at your next weigh in. Tell your kids good job on their losses :)
Janie, thanks for the hug, so cute. Zoe, thanks for the quick response to my request for the site. Essie, Dianne, Myra, Joyce, hi.


09-17-2001, 11:01 AM
I am so glad that you had the time with your family. that is what everyone needs. I think these ******** made us all closer, not at all what they wanted. {{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}

Luv ya all,
Terri :love:

09-17-2001, 12:13 PM
Good Morning ladies :wave: ~ another Monday, unlike any I've ever had......we're off today, still on vacation. We will be back to work tomorrow morning. Today is payday so we may go in to pick up our checks, go to the bank and then maybe to the mall, just to walk around.

Our visitors left this morning so the house is ours again. That's always a good feeling, no matter who visits. Ha!

I am so grateful to have all of you's here at this time in our lives. I am continuously praying for our country and the peace of the world......................

09-17-2001, 03:26 PM
Hi guys:

Essie -- so sweet of the cashier to give you a hug. I've seen a lot of that around here too. Sorry your'e having a hard time with that manager -- tell him/her to "go suck an egg", that's one of my favorite sayings, lol.

Terri -- Knowing you, that 1/2 is probably already gone. You're doing such a great job for yourself and your family.

Jen -- glad you spent time with your family, that is what it's all about. I went to see the grandkids yesterday. Strawberry Irish Puffy Jade is doing so much more now. She grabs your face and tries to gum you (teething) and if your'e drinking something she goes for the cup, she sticks her little pink tongue out, and laughs a lot. She's so beautiful, they all are. It was good to spend time with them.

Zoe -- I'm sure you'll say goodbye to that extra # real quick - you've been doing great also. I meant to ask, would you mind sending me the info on the site you use for all those great attachments? My e-mail is december4dianne@aol.com.

Janie - - thanks for the hug, so cute - right back at ya!

Myra -- Your'e doing a great job too.. Geez, I better get on the ball, or I'll be the only "tubbette" on this board and you'll all leave me behind:lol:

Hi Joyce - hope you're doing well.

I'm off til Wednesday, thank God and the Jewish Holiday. Back to bowling tonight which is good. I'm looking forward to it, getting back to normal and getting my mind off of this stuff for awhile. It's overwhelming to keep watching tv and seeing the same devastation over and over. It's never ending. We all need a break.

Have a great day everyone. Talk to you soon.


09-17-2001, 08:14 PM
Hi everyone,

This is a quickie becuase I am on my way out the door. I think my scale is broken, it told me I lost 12 lbs overnight. I am going to weigh in at the club and then come home and reset it. Sure would be nice if it were true. Hope everyone is well!!


09-17-2001, 08:34 PM
Hello my wonderful follower's of Christ ~ This past week has been stressful, for all of us. I had visitor's, as some of you may know, since Thursday and with the events of the week, my eating has been AWFUL!! I don't just mean I haven't been very OP, I mean that I've eaten like I was some skinny person looking to gain a few pounds. I will not get on the scale until my weigh day (Wednesday) but I can tell you that over the last week, I probably have gained 7 lbs!! :( I am a stress eater and not to say that anyone else wasn't as stressed with this weeks events, having my mother and her husband here for 5 days didn't help me none. At any rate, I go back to work tomorrow and start over......AGAIN!!

Dianne ~ did you get that website I sent you?

I pray you are all doing well.

09-17-2001, 08:41 PM
Hi girls,

Dianne, Jade sounds so beautiful...isn't it like a breath of fresh air to hold a baby? I will never get enough of it. Matthew's new name is going to be Evil Knievel.....he took a headfirst dive out of the playpen (yes, I believe in using them!) onto the kitchen floor on Saturday. His mom and I were both in the room at the time; he apparently climbed up the mesh net type wall....this is the same kid who has already fractured his skull, remember?! He is fine, but I can't say the same about mom and gram! I'm buying a bicycle helmet for him, it can't hurt. We have a very large family, this is the most daredevil, rough and tumble kid I've seen. I keep telling Jess she's being paid back. :devil: but that's another story. ;)

Janie, hey, no matter what your scale says....good job on going to the gym!

A big CONGRATULATIONS ! ! to Myra and Terri for keeping up their online journal for so long. I read it every day, even tho I don't contribute. One of these days I'll surprise you!

Have a good evening everyone.


09-17-2001, 09:23 PM
Hello My Buddies:wave:

Just to let you all know I'm reading your posts. I'll be back tomorrow to catch up. I am exhausted:yawn:

Big Hugs To All!

09-18-2001, 01:54 PM
I'd keep that scale. :lol:

Hope you enjoyed your bowling. That little Strawberry Irish Puffy Jade sounds so cute. I loved when the babies would suck on my chin. AWWW! So cute!!!

I know how you feel about visitors leaving. No matter how much you love them it is a good feeling when the house is yours again. :D Hope you had fun yesterday.
Good luck getting off whatever you may have gained. It will come off fast.

That will be a nice surprise Jen. The more the merrier.
That little grandson of yours is a daredevil. WOW!!! It is scary when you have a little one that is not afraid. Poor mom and gram.

I hope the dental surgery went ok. :) Watch yourself and don't overdo.

Hi Essie and Joyce.

The kids' school are asking for rolled coins to donate to the relief fund and my kids are going to emoty their piggy banks. That is so :cool: . They have quite a bit but I will stock it a little more before they get home.


09-18-2001, 02:49 PM
Hello Y'all ~ Just poppong in for a moment while I'm home for lunch. I usually do not come home for lunch but decided to do so today. I have so much to do tonight for a baby shower I'm giving for someone at work on Thursday.......I should be at the store buying what I need but decided to do that after work. I'll make my chicken salad and pasta salad tomorrow night, buying the supplies tonight.

Anyway, just wanted to stop in and say to everyone. Hope you're all having a great day.

09-18-2001, 06:22 PM
I copied this to thread #74.

Hi Terri, Zoe, Jen, Dianne, JanieD, Myra & Joyce:wave:

Zoe, I must say you are one busy lady. That's so nice of you to give your coworker/friend a baby shower. I'm in the same boat with you when it comes to stress. So many times I eat without being hungry! It's awful. This week I didn't journal, missed my meeting but I did manage to exercise a little. I totally blew it but then yesterday I hardly ate at all cause I was so busy at work. Not looking forward to weigh-in this weekend. By the way, the pizza was delicious! No regrets.

Terri, your children are very special. You must be so proud of them. Then again, their parents are special ;)

Jen, thank God Matthew is okay! You must have been a nervous wreck:eek: He sounds like one tough kid.

Janie, can I borrow your scale? :lol:

Dianne, you cracked me up when you said to tell the office manager to go suck an egg:lol: She apologized to me yesterday. She said if she offended me in any way she didn't mean to & that she was sorry. I can't stay angry for very long. I told her I was sorry too so everything is cool:cool: Even though the girls I'm kind of close to, told me not to trust her. I'm very forgiving. :rolleyes: Puffy Jade sounds adorable. I miss having a baby around. I held my beauticians baby last week & she felt soooo good. She's 6 mths. old & she smiles all the time with no teeth & very chunky. I didn't want to let her go.

Joyce, congrats on your loss.

Hi Myra:wave: