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10-27-2006, 04:22 PM
Here at McSkinneys, Our mission is to motivate,support and lose those pounds & inches.We must keep those Loozing Floozies losing!!

Feel free to join our group of wonderful ladies. Come on in.....Give us YOUR motivation,support and ideas.We would love to have you!!!

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10-27-2006, 04:58 PM
DH and I did a Caribbean cruise for our 10th anniversary. What fun! This was about a year and a half after I had dropped to 128 pounds and I had such fun clothes to wear to all the functions. We got to dine with the first officer (free wine that night!). The food was fabulous and the sights were even better. So, that is my vote!!

10-28-2006, 08:12 AM
Gayle-Please fill us in with the details from last night.......

10-28-2006, 12:47 PM
i voted she go to bed ! hah the first time and hopefully only time I get married I know I will be hoping for the reception to end!

10-28-2006, 02:52 PM
I guess the honeymoon continues! ;) Hopefully Gayle will be checking in soon to fill us in on the details of the ceremony!

10-28-2006, 03:25 PM
Hi girls! I'm back! I survived the wedding & the honeymoon!;)
It was a very simple ceremony with just a few close family members and friends. I started boo-hooing when I was try to say my vows... I feel more in love with him after all these years then I did when I originally married him.
Afterwards we had a nice informal reception/dinner with all kinds of yummy foods, champayne, wine & beer. Tonight we are to go to our boss/friends home for cake & champayne with the co-workers. I am so relieved to finally get everything taken care of. It has been a very trying 10.5 years. Today we are back to normal: :rollpin: :boxing: :frypan: :kickbutt:
Thank you everyone for the well wishes, it is so appreciated.
BTW: The honeymoon was spent here at home, dead tired and snoring by 12:30 am. LOL!

10-28-2006, 03:30 PM
I tried to attach a pic, but it said the image was to big. It worked out just fine for the avatar though....go figure? Can you tell I am computer illiterate? LOL!

10-28-2006, 06:01 PM
Gayle what a great picture of you too. I don't think I have ever seen a picture of Steve. When I said my vows I cried too. To tell you the truth I seen a lot of people crying when we said our vows. We have been through so much and I think that we surprised everyone that we would be able to celebrate our 25th. I too am more in love with Larry now than when I married him. I think that some cultures have it right when the parents pick your parner and as time passes by your love grows.
Have a great time tonight.

10-28-2006, 08:04 PM
Gayle-I love your new picture!

10-29-2006, 07:56 AM
Gayle, congrats and love the new picture!

10-30-2006, 08:03 AM

10-30-2006, 11:04 AM
Great picture Gayle! It sounds like everything was just perfect! I'm so happy for you!

10-30-2006, 11:09 PM
Congratulations Gayle! Newbie, Deanna

10-31-2006, 06:56 AM
Wow, everyone must be very busy, especially Gayle (wink, wink.)

Gayle-What is Allison doing for Halloween? My friends 14 month old grandchild is going as a nun. I can't wait to see the pictures. Someone made the outfit for her.

We had a wonderful birthday celebration yesterday for the principal's secretary. She turned 70! I don't know if I told you, but we went together and got her a Tiffany silver bracelet. I went to Naples Saturday to buy it. Also, students were bringing her roses all day long. They ended up bringing her 70 roses, each with a special moment in history that happened each year since 1936. Then they put it all in a memory book. That was from the 5th graders. Each grade level gave her a special present. It was very lovely. All of us office people went out yesterday afternoon at the Prawnbroker and had a very nice dinner.

Have a great day everyone!

10-31-2006, 12:01 PM
Shelley that sounds like a very creative celebration. Great ideas. I am sure she loved it, it will be something she will never forget.

Deanna welcome to our group. It is usually much busier here. Maybe everyone got snowed in......and the powers down and in bed with

We had a dump of snow yesterday. The ground was bare and now there is about six inches. I don't think it will be going away til spring but you never know.
It sure makes it harder for the kids to get around on halloween. Any body doing anything special besides bringing the kids out. How about costumes?

10-31-2006, 12:26 PM
It's been really busy here...last night we went out to dinner and then to DD's Halloween concert at her school. She's in the drum line and they were going to dress as poker hands, but apparently the ink wasn't working on the T-shirts too well, so several of the drummers got different costumes. Saturday DD had the homecoming dance and DH and I went to a costume party. We had tons of fun. Sunday we had our weekly dinner with my in laws. I'm still trying to get back into the routine of having them over every Sunday.

I've also been dealing with the knowing/not knowing about DD's crush. Turns out she finally told him she likes him, and he said he didn't like her. All this after several weeks of him flirting with her and leading her on. Of course, I know "nothing" about this, so I can't really console her. But, this morning, her AIM away message says "this is the first day of my life." She hasn't updated her blog, so I don't know if something changed at the concert last night.....oi, the suspense!!! I feel like I'm living in a soap opera!!!

Meanwhile, my weight got down to 137 this weekend, but I thought it was just a fluke so I didn't change my ticker. It's slowly raised back to 138.5 this morning, but I'm sure a lot of that is due to all the salt at dinner last night (I've got to start ordering my margaritas without salt on the rim!! LOL!!)

Gayle--I said congratulations earlier, but I'm saying it again! It sounds like you had a lovely time!

Shelley--I have an aunt who lives in Naples. I hear it is very pretty there. The party for the secretary sounds like a tear-jerker (of course, I cry at the drop of a hat!).

Deanna--welcome to our little Floozie group! I'm a pretty new member, too!

Have a great day everyone!!

10-31-2006, 12:36 PM
Thank you all for the well wishes! It is an awesome feeling to finally put all the bad memories of the first marriage to the X etc. behind me. It is like a dark cloud has been lifted from over the top of us. I am very happy we were able to get everything taken care of.

WELCOME DEANNA! You will love it here! We are usually busier then what we have been...I must not be the only one spending more time in bed...wink, wink. LOL!

Shelley, I bet your co-worker was so surprised! What a great idea for the kids to come up with! Allison is a black cat this year.

I am getting ready to head off to work but wanted to share our Halloween menu for tonight with you. BTW: It is not OP by any means!

VAMPIRE IN A COFFIN *Pigs in the blanket

SLICED LIZARDS IN GHOUL SAUCE & CRUNCHY BRAINS *Green bean casserole using french cut green beans

GOBLIN HEADS * grilled Pierogies with two slices of olive attached for eyes.

JACK -O- LANTERN MOON PIE * Chocolate moon pie with iceing/sprinkles decorated as a jack o'lantern face

WITCHES BREW * Apple cider

Your all welcome to come over for dinner!

10-31-2006, 12:39 PM
Allison, we posted at the same time! I hope everything goes ok with DD. There is no other feeling in this world as the fear of worrying what our kids are up to. We want only the best for them, but we also know how easy it is for them to fall into something so quickly that can effect their life forever.

10-31-2006, 03:59 PM
Gayle, congrats once again and dinner sounds like so much fun!!

Allison, I hope it all works out for your DD. I remember all the crushes and heartaches of being a teen! I wouldn't go back for anything!

Welcome Deanna! Usually we are much more chatty here, but guess everyone is busy.

Shelley, what a great birthday for your co-worker. I am right with Allison, I would have been crying!

Halloween tonight and I am ready! I made 400 lollipop ghosts and took some to work for my students and some here for the trick or treaters. I usually run out of candy before the night is over. Yes, we really get hit with the kids. I just turn the light out when I run out and that is it. I do love answering the door for the little ones and seeing the costumes.

Hope everyone is having a very Happy Halloween!

10-31-2006, 04:11 PM
lady's I think Im in trouble. diet trouble. I have not been a good girl. I dont know whats causing it. I have been binging like mad, and been a complete fatty. I feel like I am undoing all of my hardwork I have done. my 20-25 lbs I feel like is going to come right back, and I am having trouble stopping myself from it. I am just not motivated as I was and I dont know what my problem is! I have splitting migrains I am depressed , I am always hungry. I dont get it.

Schools not awsome either, I just miss my friends so much in my other town. I vist them at least 1nce a month and I just miss how things used to be. I have friends here but there not the same , I dont feel like I can be myself around them.

I dont want to contuie like this. Keeping in mind that I am on my period right now I still have been feeling like this for the past month. I can keep binign like this but I cant seem to stop either , and I feel like such a fat a$$ when I do it and I keep doing it. I eat reuragly and I am always hugry. I feel like I am 5000 lbs and not 170-165 . I just need someone to slap me and tell me to get back on the bandwagon.

10-31-2006, 04:34 PM
Vogue--:frypan: That's as close as I could get for a slap. But what you really need is a :hug: It is hard to find and keep the motivation, but try this: think about where you want to be in 4 weeks. Do you want to be thinner or do you want to be heavier? Thinner, I'm sure, so put down that Halloween candy (or whatever you're binging on) and get back on the bandwagon! You can do it--we know you can! Fill up on low calorie high density foods and you won't get as hungry. I know what you're going through though. TOM isn't the best time to diet.

11-01-2006, 06:41 AM
Vogue-Take it one meal at a time, if you have to. You CAN do this.

Patty went out as a gangsta with her friends and brought back her candy. Of course, we had to go through it. I was a bad girl last night. I ate a piece of caramel and some candy corn. That was after falling asleep in bed spilling cereal all over the mattress. I'm such a loser!! I have started back eating too many carbs. I really need to get back on the Core bandwagon, but I just don't want to right now. I don't know what my problem is.

Everyone's halloween sounds fun. I hope you had lots of kiddies come by. We never have any, since we live in an area where kids go other places to trick or treat.

Whoops! I had better go start the Nov. workout thread!! I didn't make either goal last month and now my foot is hurting again.

11-01-2006, 10:41 AM
Who am I and why am I here??? Oh yeah, now I remember...this is a DIET board! :lol: Hello, my name is Suzy and I'm a carboholic. I tend to eat when I'm stressed and goodness knows that I have had my share of stress over the past 8 weeks or so! Add that to the fact that I really haven't had time to pay attention to what I have been eating or even step foot on my treadmill and it spells diet disaster. I decided to own up to it and step on the scales this morning and sure enough, the no diet no exercise has finally caught up with me (right in the behind) and I'm up almost 5 pounds! :faint: I really REALLY need to make time to start eating right and to exercise again! I can't believe that I let myself gain this much about out of control! :(

On a good note, Aunt Hazel had an in home evaluation with her physical therapist on Monday and she did well enough that they are going to be discharging her on Saturday, so I'm being cautiously optimistic that things are finally going to be getting back to normal around here very soon.

It sounds like we could all use a swift kick in our Fat Chick behinds to get us back in gear! Come on's time to focus on our goals!

11-01-2006, 04:05 PM
Suzy- We are in it together! Back on the bandwagon today for us! what have we been thinking!

Shelly- I know I dont know what got into me~!!!!!!!

alii- I think by my birthday about 3 weeks from now, i want to be down 10+ lbs , Thats my new motivation. I dont ever wanna gain this weight back , if I do I will just go and find a bridge I swear ! I cant live that way anymore, you know every cupcake I ate , yes I said every as in plural cupcakes , I knew it was just putting me behind in my goal and not ahead and I knew I would regret it, now I dont have a set of scales but just the mental video of me eating cupckes is enough to not do it again. Gosh I felt like such a whale yesterday!

I am now eating a crapload of jello, no calories , no carbs , no sugar , awsome, although i am putting a bit of whipped cream on it but its only 2 carbs and its low fat soI should be ok!

11-01-2006, 05:20 PM
I also need a swift kick in the behind to get back up on that wagon! I have been so lazy, not doing anything but eating! Tomorrow is weigh in and I am going to try a few new things. We are cooking more at home, which really helps, although tonight and tomorrow night we are going out to eat. But I can (AND WILL) eat well even when eating out!

11-01-2006, 06:11 PM
thats hard to do lynn , since I only go out to eat about once a year i tend to get the best chocolatiest dessert i can and my favorite food, country fried steak ooo my mouth is watetring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

anyone else need a kick in the butt?

11-01-2006, 06:13 PM

11-02-2006, 06:45 AM
I need one, too!! Kick away!

11-02-2006, 08:01 AM
Kick for everyone!

11-02-2006, 09:08 AM
I don't know whats wrong with me. Just don't seem to have any control of my eating. I keep thinking maybe I need mental accessment. Each day I get up thinking I will get control, but I never do.

11-02-2006, 09:17 AM
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11-02-2006, 10:27 AM
Oh Floozies, what are we doing to ourselves? We have all worked too long and hard to get the weight off only to gain it all back by slipping back into those bad habits. Right now, right this minute, take the time to type out your goals for today. Don't make excuses to wait until tomorrow or Monday or is Day 1!

Today I will eat healthy and not go over 1200 calories and I will spend at least 20 minutes on the treadmill!

11-02-2006, 11:01 AM
Hi Floozies!

Sounds like several people are struggling here with eating, myself included.
I agree with Suzy, we all know this will be a life-long battle, so today is #1 in reaching our goal. We will all have situations arise which is out of our control, we will all suffer through PMS monster munchies, we will all have times of nothing sounding so good as a special sweet etc. we will all have times of thinking there is no way in heck I am ever going to reach my goal, then just when by chance, we are sooooooo close, we start right back with the old habits. I think we can all say we have all been there and done that. Today is a new day, rejoice in the day! Instead of thinking everything is bad, lets try to celebrate the good in our lives. Stop and think how each of you have been blessed. I can instantly say I am blessed with the friendship here! I think sometimes we get so caught up in the negative, we forget to look at the positive.
I can think of each one of you and instantly, I can think of several positive things about you!!!

Suzy, I am joining in! I will watch EVERYTHING that goes in my mouth today and make healthy choices. I will also fit in at least 20 minutes of exercise.

11-02-2006, 01:22 PM
Oh, what a horrible day I had yesterday! The internet was down all day at work and I couldn't come and visit!!! Perhaps that's why I sneaked 4 pieces of Halloween candy! Bad me! (Oh, yeah, and I took one this morning, too.) Not great when we had three trick-or-treaters. I always expect the boys next door, and last year they brought a huge group with them, but not this year, so I'm stuck with a bag of mixed Reese's candy bars. Can you believe I didn't eat ANY on Halloween, but something about the next day made me lose my willpower.

I was thinking this morning, I should give up wine again this month (at least until the relatives arrive for Thanksgiving) so I can get close to my Thanksgiving goal. I still have 3 pounds to lose.

Vogue--when is your birthday? My DD's is November 29th. I know what you mean about feeling like a whale. I never want that feeling again (although I felt more like a cow than a whale!).

Janice--here's your kick in the butt! You know you can get back on track.

Suzy--once Aunt Hazel is back to doing well, you'll get back to exercising and those few pounds will simply melt off. I'm confident you'll be able to do it!!

Shelley--I guess you ought to not eat in bed!!!

Gayle--your "rejoice the day" made me think of DD. She told this boy she likes him and he said he didn't like her back. The next day, her AIM away message said "this is the first day of my life." I thought it was quite inspirational--especially from a teenager who was just crushed. But then I found out it is a lyric from a song he gave her.........what's a mother to think?

Everyone have a great day!!! I'm glad to be back!!

11-02-2006, 04:08 PM
Carpe Diem everyone! seize the day!

My birthday is the 23rd. thanksgiving day. I was having a better day today , was as in past tense. Today en la clase do espanol nosotros celebreta el dia de los muertos , a.k.a the day of the dead and pepole brought in so much good spanish food what the **** was I suppossed to say? No thank you I have been such a whale lately eating so many cupcakes , and am trying to reduce the fact that I am almost 16 and 50+ lbs over weight. Of course not, so I will eat ok for the rest of the day and go for a run or something in a while, prob do an extra 200 crunches today.

11-02-2006, 05:03 PM
Vogue--you are exactly 6 days older than my DD! She'll never have her bday on Thanksgiving, I think the closest she's gotten is 2 days afterward. She jokes that so many of my family were born on or near holidays (mine is St. Patrick's Day, DS is Christmas day, sister is Veteran's day, Mom is Washington's Bday, and the list goes on!) Anyway, DD is also trying to trim down a bit and it didn't help her when she raided her little brother's stash (actually, she accosted him as soon as he walked in the door from trick-or-treating). She must have eaten 6 full sized treats that night and saved a couple for last night. I don't think she "gets" the whole calories in-calories out thing. She thinks just a few sit-ups a day is all it will take for her to drop 10-15 pounds. But of course, she won't listen to me cuz I'm her mom!!!

11-02-2006, 06:45 PM
hahahha , i was acually born on the day after thanksgiving, I always joke and say thats why I love shopping , I was like ok mommy get me out of here I need to go shopping , then my mom says I creid non stop for like 3 days straight I didnt go to sleep I just screamed , and I say its cause I didnt get to go shopping but in acuallity it was cause I had a colic thingy.
yeah binging on low carb ice cream or not it was lo carb ice cream!

11-03-2006, 02:15 PM
I had to take a cpr class today and while I was there there were like 87376768 donuts and I woke up today saying no matter what the tempatation I need to get back on and stay on , i dont need that junk , what happened? I didnt give in , thants right didnt! I am so proud of myself , i am back on and staying on! I am eating some chicken breast then i am going for a run , so im back !!!!

11-03-2006, 02:34 PM
Not feeling well today at all. Came home sick and have been laying around all day. One minute cold, next minute sweating! Yuck!
Hope everyone else is having a good day!!

11-03-2006, 04:26 PM
This was posted on the support thread (or was it general chatter?). It sure says a lot.

This is an excerpt from Linda Spangle's book 100 Days to Weight Loss. I think this might have been mentioned here before, but it bears repeating.

People who are interested in losing weight:
1. Stick with it until something better comes along
2. Take action only if they “feel like” doing it
3. Need to see results in order to stay motivated
4. Blame people or circumstances for their struggles
5. Easily give up when the face challenges.

People who are committed to losing weight:
1. Stick with their plans no matter what
2. Take action whether they feel like doing it or not
3. Assume that if they stay motivated results will follow
4. Take responsibility for their own actions
5. Keep going in spite of challenges and setbacks

I almost feel like framing it!

11-03-2006, 04:39 PM
Allison ~ Thanks for passing on those words of wisdom! I've never heard of that book sounds like it may be worth finding and reading.

Debbi ~ I hope you're feeling better soon!

Vogue ~ Way to go girl! I'm proud of you! :hug:

Aunt Hazel is being discharged from rehab tomorrow morning, so I will be spending the day getting her settled back at home. I don't have any plans for Sunday and I hope it stays that way! I'd like to have the day to myself and maybe try out my new sewing machine!

What is everyone else up to this weekend?

11-03-2006, 04:57 PM
Thats great i printed that out and out it on my closet door!

thanks suz

11-03-2006, 06:47 PM
Please stop!!

A new thread has been started!!!