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09-17-2001, 12:59 PM
Well, it's the beginning of another week, cows. I took a break from non stop news watching and went to the rodeo. I felt guilty being able to. Even so, reminders were everywhere. Lots of talk of what will happen next. You really don't want to get a drunken cowboy on that subject. Nothing like a couple hundred drunks in a bar singing the national anthem.

09-17-2001, 04:05 PM
Keeping those good ol' boys reined in, eh? People can be so irrational -- some moron drove his car into a mosque in Ohio. Sheesh.

It's a gorgeous day here -- Indian summer, I guess. Tomorrow Dd's class is going on a field trip to the state park where they will be canoeing among other things. Apparently there will be 3 canoe races and DD is planning to win with her best canoeing buddy. The rest of the class won't know what hit 'em when those 2 whiz by.

I managed to avoid snacking last evening and went to bed an hour earlier than my usual abyssmal bedtime. Slept maybe an hour the whole night. :mad: Had to get up finally and eat something I was so hungry. I'm hopeless.


09-18-2001, 03:05 AM
I'm just posting because I've decided I finally have a little tad of willpower and I'm going to try to take advantage of it. I'm getting ready to get to bed (yes it's 2 am, that is early for me; that's why it's such a problem!), and the only snack I've had since dinner is leftover salad with a little cheddar and salad dressing. Hopefully I won't wake up in absolutely painful hunger like I did last night (well, actually I was already awake most of the time anyway).

Now here's for the really gruesome part: I'm going to start posting those awful 3 numbers like so many people on 3fc do. I'm hoping you all will be saying "no way does she weigh that much!!!" and "she has to be inflating those numbers--I've met her and she's practically a wraith!" etc. Get going, ladies.


09-18-2001, 04:50 AM
Must be the taffy-coloured hair! Hey, Kiwi! Maybe getting it out in the open will help. I've stopped gaining, but I'm sure not losing anything, except those pesky 3 lbs of water weight that come and go. Official weight today 161.5 lbs. Bleh. I weighed 126 once, you know.

yesterday I made (but did not necessarily eat) chocolate pudding, scalloped potatoes, plum cake and oatmeal shortbread. I think I'm trying to comfort the whole world but it's not working. I went to grade school with a guy called Tom Burnett and I keep wondering if it's the same guy who was on that flight that crashed in PA. They listed his age at 38, same as me. But I suppose there are millions of 38 yr old Tom Burnett's in the world, eh?

Hi Wabby! Rodeo sounded fun, 'cept for the drunken cowboys. I've been glued to the news too - so depressing.

My brother's new baby is now officially known as Cranky Pants or the Crankster. He has actually cracked a smile but he's still pretty testy. I wonder what he'll be like when he's two?

Take care, darlings! Sugar P:smug::smug::smug::smug:

09-18-2001, 09:37 AM light a virtual candle.

09-18-2001, 01:26 PM
It must be because you have such a big heart, Kiwi, dear. Are we really going to get back on topic? Do I have to admit how many greasy double cheeseburgers, hand dipped corndogs (made by the Christian Youth group- I ate them because it was a good cause) and huge nachos I ate last weekend? Not to mention the gallons of booze I drank (only because it was so blasted hot). I'm back on the wagon since monday, though. Yesterday was cereal for breakfast, a Lean Cuisine for lunch and chicken stirfry for dinner. I went grocery shopping and stocked up on fruit and veggies. I walked this morning and did a little bit of free weights and sit ups. I've decided that getting old is inevitable, but I'm not letting the body completely go without a fight. :rolleyes:

I had to go yesterday before I got the chance to say how happy I was to hear from the lovely Lush. I was getting a little worried about you, girlie. Actually I'm still a little worried about you. You've had an awful lot to deal with lately, don't forget to try to take a little time out for yourself. Not that you'll even get to read this with no computer.

Kiwi, now that it's all out in the open for the whole world to see (my word you're a brave girl, I won't even tell DH) you've got no where to go but down - in weight, that is.

Hi Sugar, Bagzie, Cran, Frappe and anyone else checking in today!

09-18-2001, 04:23 PM
Well, Wabbit, I may be brave, but I wouldn't tell DH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: I guess you'll know if I start gaining, if I yank those numbers off! Ah yes, Sugar, the good ol' days--I weighed 120 when I met DH. I'd feel sorry for him putting up with lardbutt here, but he's gained almost as much as I have.

Gotta love those little nephews, eh? I like the name Crankster. I'll have to suggest something like that to my sis. Apparently her youngest, 15 months, has become quite impossible. He's a darling, but when he doesn't want to do something, he throws tantrums, and he's so strong, my parents can't do anything with him. They took care of him until June, but fortunately he's in daycare now, or my mother would be ready for the nursing home. My sis sure has her hands full.

Had another entirely sleepless night. Must be stress. I did dream in one of my moments of sleep yesterday that they found a whole bunch more survivors under the WTC.

I really like that you made, but did not necessarily eat all that, Sugar. And let's get real, Wabbit, you bought but did not necessarily eat all those things at the rodeo. :s: Call it plausible deniability.

Well, take care and tata


09-18-2001, 05:55 PM
I ate all that stuff. I'd never buy it and not eat it, Kiwi. My mother always taught me to clean my plate. If we're all admitting our marriage weight, I weighed 110 when I got married. DH weighed 185. I now weigh 150 and he weighs 190. Isn't that pathetic???? There is no way I could ever be that thin again. I think 125 is my perfect fighting weight. That's only 25 pounds. I could do that, right??? :^:

My cutie patootie nephew, when his mother asked him how his day was at preschool, answered "mom, I don't think you need to concern yourself with that.":lol: He really is a sweet, easy going kid, I don't know where he heard that one.

My parents are on a 2 month long motorhome trip. My younger sister and I are supposed to take care of their house and business while they're gone. My oldest sister, who has had lots of problems with drug and alcohol moved into the folk's brand new beautiful home without their knowledge(along with her very scary boyfriend and unhousebroken kitten). She's 51 years old, when will she grow up? Little sis and I drew straws on who had to tell the parents. She lost, so called the parents and told them what was going on. My older sister called and left a very long, nasty message on her recorder about what a tattle tale, goody two shoe, backstabbing sister she was. Older sister has the ability to turn us two younger sisters into the same little kids she used to bully around. Kinda makes you want to divorce certain family members. Can't wait until we have those fun holiday dinners together.

09-18-2001, 07:24 PM
I think I saw a TV movie about you and your family. Don't worry, it will all work out in 2 hours, including commercials.

I don't know, Wabby, my 70 lbs beats your 40 lbs with a club. Of course I carry it well on my tall statuesque frame.


09-19-2001, 01:36 PM
You are speaking the truth, Kiwi. At 5'2" I'm as wide as I am tall. The problem is that I can delude myself for long periods of time about my weight. After all, when I look down I see my skinny wrists and forearms and my pretty much in shape legs. My problem area seems to be between my shoulders and my hipline. As long as I stay away from full length mirrors, I'm ok. (This isn't easy to do, considering we have huge sheets of mirror stacked out in the shop - but I've learned not to look.)

I walked this morning, ate a healthy breakfast, did some hand weights & situps. So far, so good today.

My little sis left a retaliatory message on my older sis's recorder. Dueling message machines. :dizzy:

09-19-2001, 05:36 PM
Here's a shot of me at the rodeo.

09-19-2001, 07:44 PM
That made me :lol: :lol: :lol: . You're some cowgirl, Wab.

09-20-2001, 01:15 PM
Here's one of DH:

09-20-2001, 02:43 PM
Wabbykins, are you going to post one of me trying to zip my jeans?

Those thingies are cute as the dickens. Or dickins. Like you.

09-21-2001, 03:24 AM
Hi cows!

Way to got attaching those images, Wabby! You're a genius. I just can't picture you being fat, 'specially when you weigh less than meeeeee!

Peaches! None of Herbies babies are in the reserves, are they? And where in the world have you been? Cowland is going all to pot without you.

Kiwiiiiiiiii! I'm sure dh doesn't think of you as a lardbutt! Mine has put on about 40 lbs too (my dh, not my butt!), but he's 6'4" so it kind of disappears.

I may attempt to exercise today. Parents arrive in 12 days and I still haven't made a dent in this mess. :dizzy:

Later, darlings :smug:

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09-21-2001, 03:37 AM
I knew you had a little touch of Tinkerbell in you -- love that swirl by your name!

I'm only posting to change my sig numbers. Every little bit counts.

Peaches, haven't been able to find a pic of my kitty on my 'puter. Will have to scan. I'll bet they're related...


09-21-2001, 07:49 PM
I guess we're at a new site. Notice how much more effective the 3fc's were at that than Cybermum.

I am spending eternity online. I have a headache. I am all alone for the weekend (with many furbearing critters), DH gone sailing (in the rain--yuk), DD gone to friend's overnight. I am going to watch movies from the library, just as soon as I finish finding my parents a lovely place to stay next weekend.

Tata kids

09-21-2001, 11:50 PM
if u dont' want to read about a cat.

I saw this stray cat at the police station when I went there on my routine Monday visit. He was in a cage on his way to the pound. It's not uncommon to see this.

However, I thought this cat was special. So I told Herbie that I had found this beautiful cat and I wanted it. He said No Kittens and No Pooping In The House.

I went and got the cat, took him to the vet who did the vet thing and cleaned him up. He was the most beautiful animal I have ever seen. And sweet and gentle and loving.

Herbie liked him. Herbie smiled. Herbie said "When can he go outside."

I said Never. He's an Indoors Cat. He is not looking for a door; he wont' run from any kid who tries to pick him up and carry him off; he probably made it to Death Row because he doesn't do well outside.

Herbie said, "Then he doesn't belong here."

Then I arranged to hand him over to my backup plan .. a lovely woman whose husband and cat died this year and who wants an Indoor Cat.

Herbie is surprised. Says he didn't mean it. Why don't I go get the cat?

Moral: Cats are not as strange as Herbies.

(The cat and the woman are perfect for each other.Both wonderful and she has Cream of Chicken baby food stored with her cat food ... I can get Herbie a NEW indoor cat)

09-22-2001, 03:46 PM
The 3FCs keep their promises and don't fiddle around like C*berm*m. Thank you, dears. We need this place.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Herbie is a saint.

Kiwi!!!!! You lost 2 pounds! Yippeee!

My internet connection is sooooo slow today.

09-22-2001, 04:15 PM
Herbie is a saint -- he cares more for his darling Peaches' feelings than his reluctance to have cats in the house. Peaches of course is a saint too for being willing to give up the most beautiful cat in the world to someone who needs him.

My dog won't eat enough to get her weight back up to normal. Now it should be easy to put weight on a dog -- just offer people food, but it's not so easy in this case because she has to be on a low protein diet because her kidneys are marginal. I can't believe she turns up her nose at her homemade dinner -- it has hamburger, eggs, garlic, rice and bread in it. I would eat it myself except it also has ground up TUMs for calcium which frankly doesn't do much for me. Maybe if I fixed all the ingredients but didn't mix them together, she would think I had lost my mind and was feeding her my dinner.

That reminds me of you, Sugar. Does your surfeit of kidneys mean you can eat extra protein without consequence? You could be one of the few ideal candidates for the hi protein diets everyone is so crazy about (which are known to impair kidney function if followed for any length of time--my cleanie dietitian friend told me that).

Spent way too much time online yesterday looking for the right place for my parents to stay on Mt Desert Island next weekend, and my shoulder is killing me. So I'm wearing a sling and only using the keyboard, not the mouse. Ho hum


09-23-2001, 03:19 PM
what's wrong with your shoulder, Kiwi? Mine hurts and Herbie makes me take Grapeseed stuff and Glucosamine Sulfide. Then it stops hurting. Really.

Did y'all see that recent Newsweek that's about ageing? The WHOLE thing. It talks about what to eat and how to exercise to stay young and cute. I recommend it.

I miss having Lush to kick around.

09-23-2001, 07:36 PM
but I didn't read the whole thing. I got depressed that they were showing pictures of 50 yr olds and I am almost 46. Some of those 50 yr olds looked about 25. I only look 25 in my mind.

Grapeseed and Glucosamine? Maybe that would help me.

I have walked today and yesterday. Only the fact that my dog needs the exercise gets me out there. But at least I went.

I'm so cheery. Let's see--how about a joke with a purpose:

Passwords are like underwear:

Don't share them, hide them under your keyboard, or hang them
from your monitor.

Above all, change them frequently.

Isn't that a lovely thought?