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Livinghealthy
09-18-2001, 08:11 PM
Hi Terri, Zoe, Jen, Dianne, JanieD, Myra & Joyce

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, I 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?

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. Even though the girls I'm kind of close to, told me not to trust her. I'm very forgiving. 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:

Hugs,
Essie


mpinkham
09-18-2001, 08:41 PM
Tomorrow I weigh in. I'm really nervous about that. Haven't exercised for a week. I have pretty much kept to my points though. I hope that is good enuf.

Zoe
09-18-2001, 10:55 PM
Hello Ladies :wave: ~ I hope that you are all well tonight and having an OP day/week so far. I've not been very OP lately. As a matter of fact, I've been WAY, WAY bad. :( Tomorrow is my weigh day and I will post my honest gain. I am hoping to get back on track tomorrow (or soon). I am a stress eater and this week has given me high levels of stress which in turn has given me high levles of food. :eek:

Have a great evening.


Livinghealthy
09-19-2001, 06:08 AM
Hello Ladies:wave:

Myra, good luck today. You know you've been on program & that's what counts.

Zoe, We Can Do This! Let's stay focused Girlfriend;)

Have a great day everybody.

Till later.
Love, Essie

points
09-19-2001, 10:47 AM
Myra,
Don't worry. Remember this is a lifestyle now and things like this will happen. I know how you feel though. I was always afraid I would fall back into old habits. I know you won't. You are loving this too much. You will be fine. If you don't lose (You probably will) you know why. But remember it will slow down and that can be frustrating and it does not mean you aren't on program.
Good luck! :D

Good luck Patti,
It might not be as bad as you think. This is a new week and you will do great! :D

Essie,
You beat me to the new thread. :lol:
Thanks for the nice compliment :o
I am glad you and your office manager made up. :)

I took the boys to school and when I got home I poured my first cup of coffee and getting ready to read the paper and relax and I look and Bradley's art project is on the counter. At first I am like "Oh no!" Then my heart melts. I picture him crying in school and so I run it back to the school and the look on his face and the hug that goes with it is enough to make my day. :love:

Have a wonderful day everyone. Hi Joyce, Jen, Dianne and JanieD.

Terri

points
09-19-2001, 10:48 AM
Myra,
Don't worry. Remember this is a lifestyle now and things like this will happen. I know how you feel though. I was always afraid I would fall back into old habits. I know you won't. You are loving this too much. You will be fine. If you don't lose (You probably will) you know why. But remember it will slow down and that can be frustrating and it does not mean you aren't on program.
Good luck! :D

Good luck Patti,
It might not be as bad as you think. This is a new week and you will do great! :D

Essie,
You beat me to the new thread. :lol:
Thanks for the nice compliment :o
I am glad you and your office manager made up. :)

I took the boys to school and when I got home I poured my first cup of coffee and getting ready to read the paper and relax and I look and Bradley's art project is on the counter. At first I am like "Oh no!" Then my heart melts. I picture him crying in school and so I run it back to the school and the look on his face and the hug that goes with it is enough to make my day. :love:

Have a wonderful day everyone. Hi Joyce, Jen, Dianne and JanieD. :wave:
Terri

JanieD
09-19-2001, 01:31 PM
Zoe,
I know how you feel regarding stress eating. I become a total chocoholic when I am stressed. The whole world has had a stressful week. We should be thankful that we live in a country where there is enough food that we can have occasional binges. So many places there isn't enough. The important thing is to make it occasional and not let it rule your life.

Everyone,
Well, assuming that I corrected the scale properly, I lost 1# this week :D. Steve has been so attentive lately, he says " I look so good he can't keep his hands off me". That is so nice, it makes it all worth while:love:


Myra,
Good luck in your WI tonight. I am sure that you did great!

-JanieD

mpinkham
09-19-2001, 01:54 PM
That is one of the best fringe benefits of losing weight. LOL! Ken acts the same way.

Jenny523
09-19-2001, 03:08 PM
Hi everyone,

Terri, your little guy must have been so happy to see you! He knows he can always count on Mom, and that's the way it should be. :D

Janie, good loss! :cool: Very nice of your husband to boost your ego that way.:love:

Zoe, you haven't been alone this past week in your eating. :(

At today's weigh in I showed a gain of 2.25 pounds. I'm so disgusted. I spend so much effort on some days staying OP all day, then on others I do exactly the opposite.

BUT it's behind me now, I have to start fresh. :D

Hi to Dianne, Essie, Joyce, Myra :wave:

hang in there!
~Jen

Livinghealthy
09-19-2001, 06:54 PM
Hello Buddies,

Terri, I thought of you when I started the new thread :lol: I know how you feel about 2 pages. Bradley knows Mom will always be there;)

Janie, here's a high five for your loss!

Jen, it's been hard for all of us. Even at my job, the few that are following different diets didn't do well at all this week. I don't even want to get on the scale this week but I know I have to. I'll weigh-in Saturday.

Have a good evening everybody:wave:

Essie

Zoe
09-19-2001, 08:17 PM
Hello my friends :wave:

Ok, here is the bad news.....I spent the last 5 weeks staying so OP that I was so proud of myself. Out of all the weight I have lost (and gained back...:(...), I lost 16 of it in these last 5 weeks. In the last week, with the same stress as all of you and the rest of America and with my mom and step dad visiting, and me not being in my regular routine of work, I have gained 5 jpounds!! Can you believe that?? FIVE POUNDS!! 5 ~ 5 ~ 5!!!! I usually lose fast but I gain fast too. The good thing is that when I gain like this, I usually lose that pretty fast and get back where I was in only a few days.......so I have confessed and am now going to sign up/on for etools on the WW website. I am ready to get back on track.....(as I sit here eating popcorn chicken from KFC.....bad Zoe, bad.....) I am ready for tomorrow to be a new day, a new week.......thanks for all your pep talks. I love you's guys.

Here's to light foods and low fats.........and light popcorn.....bye for now......

mpinkham
09-19-2001, 09:10 PM
I don't know what to say about my weigh in. I knew it wouldn't be great as I didn't exercise all week, but according to my home scale I stayed the same or lost a half a pound. But at my meeting the scale said I gained 1.4 lbs. I am convinced it is because they got a new scale. Everyone's WI was lousy. I never saw such a room of long faces. But maybe I am just making excuses. I don't know. One thing was the WW scale was always about 2 lbs. lighter than my home scale. Now they are registering the identical weight. Well, in any case I am trying not to get too bummed. Today I went back to exercising at the gym and I plan to try to stay to the low end or middle of my range. I want a loss next week.

decemberdianne
09-19-2001, 09:29 PM
Hello my buddies :wave:

Jen - Goodness! Matthew does sound like Evil Knievel, jr.:devil: You and your daughter must have each had a heart attack! I'm glad he's okay, though.

Essie - Glad your manager apologized BEFORE you had to tell her to go suck an egg:lol:

Zoe -- Have fun at the baby shower and don't worry about those 5 lbs. -- the way you've been losing, you'll take it off in no time. I didn't receive the e-mail about the site yet. Maybe I gave you wrong e-mail address: december4dianne@aol.com. Thanks!

Myra -- Girl, you've been doing such a great job, I'm sure you'll show a loss next WI. I remember that happening sometimes, where you struggle but the loss doesn't show up until the following week. Our bodies are strange like that:dizzy:

Janie - Good going girl -- it's nice when hubby notices, isn't it?:love:

Terri -- I bet your son was reaaaaaaallllllllly happy to see you back at school with his project in hand -- good mommy!:smug:

Well gotta go take my shower - seems like a really cool night tonite, will be good sleeping weather:p Hope to talk to you all soon.

Hugs,
Dianne

points
09-20-2001, 11:45 AM
JanieD,
That is so great about Steve. I'll BET you are lovin' it.
GREAT LOSS!!!!!!!

You too Myra! Ken is lucky too. Lots of lovin' here. :love:
Bruce is the same way.
You will get that little gain off next week. You have done so well in the past. Don't let it upset you. You have developed good habits and if you get right back into it (Which I know you will) it will come off plus next week.


Jen,
Thanks. Bradley was sooooo happy.
Hang in there. Our bodies do foolish things. Forgive it and push on. Great attitude.

Essie,
Thanks for thinking of me. :lol:
Bradley was so happy. That was a success right there.
Good luck with weigh-in.

Patti,
That is wonderful that you are recommiting tomorrow. You will have that 5 pounds off fast. Show that 5 pounds who is boss.
Those pounds are looking at you like this: :s:
Next week you will be :lol: at those pounds as they run off crying. :cry: Good luck. You had a nice visit and with the country in turmoil it was hard sticking to this.
I was on e-tools for 3 months and now I switched to ww on-line which is basically the same thing. I love the info and help it gives me. Good luck!


Dianne,
Thanks. he was ecstatic. Remember when it didn't take much at all to make our day.

:wave:

Terri

Livinghealthy
09-20-2001, 06:40 PM
Hi Girls,

Myra, I know how frustrating it is when you see a gain. You'll show a loss next week, I'm sure.

Zoe, I went to the website & I find it confusing. I'll have to check it out again. Maybe it's me:rolleyes:

Dianne, yesterday was nice & cool but today it's too humid. I am so glad Fall is here.

Saturday my family is getting together. We're celebrating my sister's birthday which was on the 14th. She wants to go to the Olive Garden. It's an italian restaurant. I've never been there so I'm looking forward to it.

There's a new attorney at my job who is very tall & very skinny. I just found out today that lost 30 lbs. following WW. You would never think she was 30 lbs. heavier! I must talk to her on Monday. Anytime I hear about someone who has been successful I like to hear what they have to say.

Well, I guess that'll be all for now.

Till tomorrow:wave:

Livinghealthy
09-20-2001, 06:51 PM
We may not be able to post for a while. Should we e-mail eachother or try to post somewhere else till it's back up? I'll miss all of you :(

Zoe
09-20-2001, 11:56 PM
Well ladies, I hope I can make it through this time of us not being together. Maybe we can post on WW site. They have a 'community' area where we can post. I'll try and post a "FABULOUS FORTIES" and see if we can find each other. I'll wait until we cannot get in here.

Last time they did an upgrade here, we were still able to go into chat.....do you think that will be the same?? (I haven't read the post about shutting down)

Well, I sure won't like being without you's.

mpinkham
09-21-2001, 07:01 AM
They are changing servers so I would think the entire site will be down, including chat function.

How about meeting at WW's Amazing 40 Year Olds bulletin board when 3FC goes down?

Zoe
09-21-2001, 08:33 AM
Myra ~ That's where I was talking about, on WW, under the 40's board. I think we'll be able to find each other if someone starts a FABULOUS FORTIES thread in that catagory. I for one, will just wait until this one is down.

hope to see everyone there.

Love,

Livinghealthy
09-21-2001, 08:44 AM
Sounds like a great idea. Zoe, I'll wait till it's down also. We count on eachother thru ups & downs so WE MUST be able to stay in contact. We should plan a chat time one of these days or nights. We could set a date & time. Maybe a Friday night. I think it would be fun.:D


Have a great day evverybody:wave:

decemberdianne
09-21-2001, 08:56 PM
Hi guys, took me awhile to get in, forgot my password:dizzy:

I think Zoe and Myra, that's a great idea about setting up a fabulous forties at ww if/when this site goes down.

And Essie - another great idea -- I would love for all of us to actually be able to chat -- does someone know how to set it up??? And we could all agree on a date and time and go for it. It would be fun.

Hi terri, Jen, Joyce, and Janie. Gotta run - just wanted to touch base to see if we were all still able to get on here.

Hugs,
Dianne

Zoe
09-22-2001, 12:09 AM
Well, here I am and I even remembered my password too. Amazing!

About the chat, there is chat here and on the WW site. I'm willing to chat anywhere.....just tell me where. Also, I am the founder of a "club" on Yahoo that has a chat room we could use since no one there chats. Just let me know.

Hope everyone is doing well.

points
09-22-2001, 02:12 AM
These sound like great ideas. Keep us posted.

I love the Olive Garden Essie. The salad and bread sticks are good. MMMmm!~

Hope to talk to y'all soon.

Terri

Jenny523
09-22-2001, 10:31 AM
hi everyone,

Essie, have fun at Olive Garden today....their salad and bread sticks, as Terri said, are great :)

why don't we all chose a day to chat? would it be easier to pick a weeknight, or would the majority prefer a weekend? I'll go along with any time except Wed. evenings. let's do this!

hope you all have a good weekend.

~Jen

Zoe
09-22-2001, 10:33 AM
Here it is, Saturday......hubby is in his usual place, on the golf course!! He is leaving around noon for a business meeting and won't be back until tomorrow night, late. So I have lots of time to do laundry, relax, shop and STAY OP!!!

after gaining 5 pounds on my vacation days, I have lost 2 of those pounds as of today. Yeah!! We leave for a Vegas trip (family reunion) on Oct 2nd and I am praying to be down what I gained, plus a few more, by then.

Does anyone here use etools on the WW site? I signed up for it and it's looks really cool....and online journal, calculator and menu planning. So I'm going to try it. When I signed up for it this morning, I had to enter my current weight which scared me because I just didn't want to get on the scale. After gaining that 5 lbs on my days off, I haven't been too great since.....but to my surprise, it read 177.5 which is DOWN 2 lbs!! Woo Hoo!! I want to thank all of you for being such a great means of support and my 'pep talks'.

Essie ~ did you figure out that site? It was VERY confusing to me when I first went there....so many pop ups in the way but if you just close them, you should be able to find some great stuff

I hope you are all doing well today....have a great weekend!!

Zoe ~ Soaking up the "SON" in Texas

220/177.5/148

points
09-23-2001, 04:18 AM
Patti,
I was on e-tools for 3 months and now I joined ww on-line which is basically the same thing. I use it instead of meetings, It is financially better for me right now. I love it! Good luck and congrats on that 2 pounds. :D

I'll go with whatever y'all decide. It is premier week this week but what are VCRs for? :lol:

Hi everybody! :wave:

Terri

Zoe
09-23-2001, 01:17 PM
"A tragedy like this could have torn this country apart, but instead it has united us and we have become a family. We are more united than ever before. "

The Reverend Billy Graham

mom4
09-23-2001, 09:13 PM
Hi all,
I'm a WW member of 9 months. I've lost 46 lbs. so far, more I hope by tomorrow. I'm a grandma of 4 and loving it. Any more granny's out there?

Livinghealthy
09-23-2001, 09:38 PM
Hi Ladies:wave:

Welcome Mom4. I'm 47 yrs. old & have a unmarried 30 yr. old son who I hope & pray falls in love real soon & can give me at least 1 grandchild. I'm looking forward to being a grandma one of these days:rolleyes:

The Olive Garden was great. We had a nice time. Their salad & bread was so delicious. It was very crowded but it was worth the wait.

I just got home. I was out all day so I will make this short for now.

Hope everybody had a great weekend.

Till tomorrow:wave:

Essie ;)

Jenny523
09-23-2001, 10:28 PM
Hi everyone,

Hi Mom4, I'm a gram also. I'm 48, from Chicago area. Lost 32 pounds on WW 2 years ago, am now on a never-say-die crusade to add to that total! ;)

Hope you all had a good weekend. We closed the pool yesterday :(.....this will be a long long winter! LOL

Bears won!!! yeah!!!!!

have a fantastic week :)
~Jen

points
09-24-2001, 01:37 PM
Hi mom4. Welcome!!!! I am 42 yrs. old and I have 3 kids (15,10 and 8) so no grandkids yet. I'll bet you are lovin' have 4 grandchildren. I hear it is a blast. Congrats on your loss. That is great. You are :smoking:
I am a lifetime member and I have lost 45# so far. I need to lose about 9# for my goal but want to lose around 19#.

Great quote Patti. I loved it!

Essie,
I am so glad you loved the Olive Garden. If you have any Macaroni Grills around they are a wonderful Italian restaurant too. I fell in love with ours. We have been their 4 times in 2 months. That is my restaurant of choice when Bruce and I get a night out.

Hi Joyce, Myra, Dianne, Jen and JanieD! :wave:

Terri

JanieD
09-24-2001, 01:53 PM
Zoe,
Congrats on your loss. I knew you'd loose it fast! BTW, Where are you going to stay in Vegas. My favorite Hotel is the Mirage, but when we bring Ellen I like MGM or Excalibar.

HI Mom4,
I am Lifetime WW memeber since 1995 but unfortunately have some challenges with maintenance. I don't know about anyone else but I think loosing weight is way easier than maintaining. I am an Environmental Scientist, soccer mom of a beautiful 7 year old daughter, Ellen.
Welcome to our little club. I am pretty new here myself (I joined in July), but I know that you will feel at home here. I certainly do. These gals are the greatest!!

Jen,
So sorry to hear about the pool closing. I forget here in CA that you have to close pools in the winter. Here people just put thermal covers on them and open the cover up on nice days.

Diane, Terri, Myra, Essie, Joyce, Patti (I hope I didn't forget anyone?),
For me this wasn't a very OP weekend. Sat-- We had friends over for dinner. I kept the dinner pretty low points (grilled salmon, salad and green beans) and I only had 1/2 of a desert, but I was pretty bad on the hors d' vors. I am crazy about guacamole and I did have some wine. Sun-- I had a group picnic and it was a pot luck. Well I guess it wasn't very well organized because almost everyone brought a desert. There were also nachos (High fat) and torteline salad (good but not low points). I did the best I could under the circumstances and drank lots of H2O, but I was hungry and there was mostly desert foods. Ellen and her friend asked if dinner could be like this all the time? :LOL: They were bouncing off the car walls on the way home after all of that sugar.:dizzy: Oh well it's Monday now and time to start over! Have a great day everyone!!

-JanieD