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09-29-2001, 11:05 AM
Since we went to page 2, I am re-posting my post from #75

Originally posted by Zoe
Hello my friends :wave: ~

Another much needed weekend is here. I have had such a stressful week and between these horrific events in our country and the events at work last week, my eating has been so bad. I have not been OP AT ALL! As a matter of fact, I've been eating like I was trying to gain weight! :(

Terri ~ I'm so sorry about your bladder infection. Those are not fun. I hope you're feeling better now, hopefully very soon. Yes, cranberry juice is wonderful that that.

Dianne ~ We've been to Vegas before but the difference this time is that it was a mini family reunion and my sister was going to get married there next week. Her and I had a great relationship but online/email only. We live 1800 miles from each and haven't seen each other in YEARS! I was really looking forward to it. She will be planning a trip to FL around the end of March so we'll plan to be there too.

Hi Janie, Jen and Essie and all the other 'lost souls' we haven't heard from. Have a great weekend. It's been alittle cool here , like fall may be coming........halloween, Thanksgiving, cooler weather....yeah!! :)

Patti <><

09-29-2001, 11:11 AM
Since you took us to a new thread I am re-posting my message since it was written at the same time as yours although it is the last one on page 1. Love the candy corn.
This is a hard time of year Patti to lose but I know you can do it.
I am so sorry about your vacation. That must be rough. Hope you get to all meet in Fl.

The puppies were cute huh.
It has to be a phase. Could be all the birthing parts of shows I make her watch. David will find the right one. You'll see.
It will just hit him. Good thing he doesn't have a biological clock.
He is still so young.

I lost 1.5#
Brandon gained 1/2#.
2 weeks ago he gained 1/2 and then last week he lost 1/2
and then this week he gained that same 1/2 pound back and he gets this little look on his face and said
"Has this ever happened to you before mommy?"
Oh I had to get out of there before I laughed. I came back in and said "Oh yes! and then some." Such innocence.
I told him I wanted him to stay around this weight cause he looks good and he will grow taller and the rest of his little tummy will slim out. It is barely sticking out now.
He said "I will runner more at football practice." So that can't hurt.
Brittany hasn't gotten out of bed yet. I'll report her progress if she lets me. lol

09-29-2001, 12:36 PM
Terri, we musta been typing at the same time.....sorry. Congrats on your losing 1.5 pounds!! Good job!

09-29-2001, 05:12 PM
Thanks so much!!!!


09-29-2001, 08:29 PM
Yes Terri, congrats on your loss. Just 5 lbs. to your goal weight. How exciting!

09-30-2001, 11:13 AM
Terri, congrats on another loss. You're almost there! how exciting for you. We all know how hard it is to be successful at this, you're doing so great :D

Zoe, it is a shame you couldn't get to see your sister. Things do have a way of working out, hope it happens in March for you. Wow, you said it for both of us about eating like you were trying to gain weight :( That's the place I've been in for the past 2 weeks.

Just viewed the video Joey recorded last night of Brandon's birthday celebration....I can see in my face how I'm carrying the weight....it definitely ages me :( nothing like watching yourself eating chocolate cake.......what a kick in the butt. Now I've got to keep that image in mind and let it work for me. Yep, another Monday coming, another fresh start...... I'm the queen of fresh starts.

Hi to Essie, Dianne, Myra, Janie....Joyce, where are you? :wave:

have a good Sunday :)


09-30-2001, 04:59 PM
Hi Buddies:wave:

Jen, I don't let anyone take pictures of me anymore. I use to, but in the past 2 yrs I gained my weight so unless I can lose the 20 lbs. I gained I won't be in videos or pictures. I have completely lost my motivation. I'm still exercising which is why I've maintained but I just don't have it in me anymore. Every morning I wake up with a positive attitude saying to myself this is it but by the afternoon it goes right out the window.:rolleyes: Include me in when you say the Queen of fresh starts!

Terri, I don't know how you do it. What ever motivates you send it my way. You too Myra. What did it take for you to make up your mind to Just Do It?:?: Please tell me.:(

Don't Say A Word was such a good movie. I love Michael Douglas. It was suspenseful from beginning to end. It's worth going to see.

Zoe, I went to the website ClipArt (attachments) but I couldn't figure it out. It doesn't give you any instructions. Sorry to hear you can't be at your sister's wedding. At least you have something to look forward to come March.

Well, let me go check out a couple of sites then I'm going to relax & watch a movie.

Have a good evening:)

Hi Myra, JanieD, Dianne & Joyce:wave:

Mom4, where are you? Hope all is well.

09-30-2001, 08:03 PM
For me the first step was the 5-HTP. It gave me the ability to be in better control. Before that it was impossible to eat within my range. Then I started not counting my activity points. That helped a lot. But the real boost was once I started seeing the numbers on the scale go down. I truly believe that success begats success. There is nothing like people noticing that you are losing to keep you motivated.

Hang in there. It will eventually click for you. It took me about four years of struggling before it clicked for me.

10-01-2001, 01:43 AM
Well Essie,

My "That's it moment" was a health issue. The kids wanted me to run around in the back yard and I couldn't do it. My feet were hurting after I would get out of bed and I had enough. I was just plain sick of not feeling well. :mad: I always told myself that I wouldn't get above 199. (Almost did- 194.6) The closest I ever got to that was when Bradley was about to be born. I was 198 and I had an 8 pound baby inside. This time there was no baby. It was a wake up call for sure. I know now that it will never be over. This is it and it is up to me and only me. The hardest part is coming up. Maintaining the loss. That is where I get in the most trouble.
I WILL do it this time. :D
Thanks for the movie review. When she says "I'll never tell."it sends shivers. :eek:

Thanks Myra and Jen.
I don't think I have been in a video in years. They are :devil:
Hate them.
Hope you had a great party for Brandon. We are all queens of the "Fresh starts" let's let someone else take over the reigns for awhile. :lol: You can do it!!!!
Doesn't that click sound wonderful. Congrats!


10-01-2001, 05:47 AM
Thanks Myra & Terri. I tell you, there is nothing like feeling like a total failure & having a group like we have here to support us & tell us we can do it. You are the greatest:D

Jen, here's to Monday our fresh start day! I have my journal out & I'm going to the gym with Pete after work.

Myra, I better start counting those activity points! I usually don't. Thanks for the tip.

Be back later.

Have a great day everybody:wave:

10-01-2001, 06:23 AM
Actually what I did was stop counting activity points. They just got me in trouble. When I ate activity points I didn't lose. Now that I just ignore them, I do a lot better.

10-01-2001, 09:57 AM
That is so true Myra. I hate to eat my activity points. I don't want to do all that work just to eat them.

Noone is ever a failure especially on here. :D {{{{{HUGS}}}}}


10-01-2001, 12:00 PM
That's what I like about being here....no judgement, just support. :love:

Essie, today's a fresh start for both of us!

Terri, Myra, thanks for the support, I can only say again how much you've both inspired me. All I can do is hope it's contagious! :D

Yes, those videos are awful, yet because of the boys, we seem to have the camcorder out quite often. We didn't own one when our kids were growing up, so we are having fun taping the boys. The worst was the first time in the pool last month.......me in my suit. Guys just don't get it, do they? At any rate, there is no avoiding the camera around here, which should be motivation enough for me! :o

Have a great Monday!


10-01-2001, 01:48 PM
Congrats on your loss. I didn't know you were so close to your goal. Way to go girl!!!!

HI Ladies,
As long as we are all telling about what got us motivated with WW, I will tell you my story. As most of you know I had a miscarriage about 1 year ago after 4 years of trying to get pregnant. Of course I was mourning the baby, but I was also feeling terrible about myself and I felt that I was not an adequate woman, and really felt I had lost all my sexuality. I couldn't do the main thing that women are put on earth to do. Even when I had ELlen I had a terrible delivery and was told don't even try natural birth again. (All right, I know this sounds melodramatic, but that is how i felt.) I naturally went to food for comfort and gained more weight than I had ever had in my life.

Around the beginning of July a guy at work, Wally, whom I hardly knew except to say hello to, asked me for my phone number. I of course was flattered but told him I'm married and thanks but no thanks. Even though I did absolutely nothing wrong, I still felt guilty and told Steve about the whole thing. Well, he laughed at me. I was furious. At that point I decided that if my husband thought it was funny that other guys found me attractive, I was going to give him something to worry about. I think that is why he has been so nice and been so attentive about noticing my weight loss. Well at least I can say that Wally gave me back my sense of value as a woman. I still see Wally at work and we have become friends, but he says he wouldn't have asked if he knew I was married. We just laugh about it now.

Anyway that is my story, for what it is worth. At 43 I was feeling that my life was over and one cute guy (he's 34 by the way) woke me up to realize I needed to take care of myself.

Have a great OP monday everyone,


10-01-2001, 09:21 PM
JanieD, what a story!!! A 34 yr. old checking you out, that's pretty cool:cool: See, even then you were beautiful. I know you didn't feel like you were but somebody else did.

Myra, I misunderstood about the activity points. I guess I won't count them either. I can see where I can get into trounle knowing I have 8 extra pts!:eek:

Jen, I did pretty good today. Not 100% but I did okay:rolleyes: I went to the gym & did the treadmill for 1 hr. on a high incline. I guess I'm making excuses huh:lol: Tomorrow I'm aiming for 100%.

Terri, thanks for not seeing me as a failure. That means alot:)

Hi Dianne, Zoe & Joyce:wave:


10-02-2001, 10:49 AM
You a failure????? :nono: NO WAY!!!!!
You were talking about activity points read this:
A friend sent this to me.

It only takes about 2 or 3 extra points a day to gain 1/4 pound
a week and those "heaping" 1/2 cups your taking will do it. WEIGH, MEASURE
AND WRITE IT DOWN TO BE SUCCESSFUL. (By the way... 1/2 cup means a LEVEL
1/2 cup not all that you can pile in it without anything falling out -
who are you trying to fool?""

& Exercise

You go girl!!!! Show them all! :D I'll bet at the Christmas party your husband will be checking out Wally!!!

Videos are terrible no matter what size we are. I avoid at all costs. :lol: I make sure I am always in charge of the videos that way I am never in them. :D
You can do this girl! I have faith in you. Joe does too. How is he doing by the way!?

Hi Dianne, Myra, Joyce, Patti, and MOM4

Terri :wave:

10-02-2001, 01:30 PM
You are not now, nor have you ever been a failure! The fact that you are still here and working at it proves it. The only way you can be a failure is to fail to try. If you weren't trying you wouldn't be here! And thank the Lord you are, because I would never have gotten to know such a sweet friend.

Myra & Jen,
I agree about the activity points. I don't count them either. It's nice to know they are there on those occasional days when I am over by one or two points, but I don't depend on them.

Terri & Essie,
Thanks for your loving supportive comments about my story. I was a little embarassed about it :o , which is why it took me 3 months to tell you all.

Joyce, Where are You? :?:

Diane & Zoe/Patti,
HOpe you are well!

Hugs to all,

10-02-2001, 01:56 PM
I loved your story. It shows you still have it.
You should have had my 8 yr. old around. While we were at the the park a guy was talking to me about dogs cause I had our puppy there. We talked for about 15 min. and Bradley comes over and says to the guy "My mommy is married" . I wanted to dig a hole. :o

Yes, none of us are failures. Trying is part of the plan. I know I could be 300+ pounds if I didn't watch. Even when I was at my highest weight I didn't let it go any further. That right there is something. Maintaining is hard. WE LOVE YOU ESSIE! :love:

Hi all!

10-02-2001, 01:58 PM
I agree with you that you are approaching the hardest part of the journey. Maintenance is way, way, way harder than weight loss. I am counting on you to pave the road for the rest of us. Let us know your secrets. We all need your guidance.


10-02-2001, 02:08 PM
Thank you JanieD. That was sweet! :)
Yes, maintaining to me is the hardest too. That is how I got here. In 1985 I lost 50 pretty fast and easy but I could not maintain that once my life changed. I am going to live each day as a ww person. This is my life from now on. I used to have this fantasy that I could go back to eating everything I liked and as much as I wanted. :?: NEVER AGAIN! I wasn't sad about that once I realized that is the way it is and there is NOTHING I can do about it. :rolleyes: It isn't a bad life after all. I met all of you!!!
I say "Let's stay friends on here until we are all skinny and can eat whatever and whenever we want in any amount."
Looks like you are all stuck with me forever. :lol:

Terri :wave:

10-02-2001, 02:42 PM
Good afternoon Y'all ~ I am home for lunch today so I thought I would catch up on my posts. I hope that everyone is having a wonderful week so far. I've been really crabby and cranky lately due to my cancelled vacation this week. I have prayed about it too since I wasn't very nice at work yesterday. I guess I have a lot of anger but I was directing it where I shouldn't have. Just because my partner, the man I am co-manager with, has medical problems (his back, leg and hip) doesn't mean that I had to be giving him the cold shoulder yesterday. I know that he didn't plan when this problem would 'act up' and I know that he has no control over it. I guess I just wanted to have permission to be upset and disappointed and yes, a little angry too (but not at any ONE, only the situation) about not being able to attend this mini family reunion and attend my sisters wedding......a sister I haven't seen in years and who with I've become very close to with emails over the last year and a half.......so I am venting to you's AGAIN....thanks for listening.......

Jen ~ We've all had those "wake up calls" to dieting but some of us.....(not mentioning names here in my house.....) keep forgetting theirs. I am really taking my time getting back on track.

Essie ~ If there's anything I can do to help you on that website, let me know. It's confusing at first since you're right ~ there's no instructions. I was thinking that the movie "don't say a word" was a creeper but everyone says it's good......

Janie ~ How nice to be "looked at" by a young and cute guy!! WTG girl!! I'm so sorry about your miscarriage. I too went through that about 11 yrs ago and even now, I can cry about it. We tried and tried and tried.....not as long as you, only 18 months but when I finally got pregnant, I lost it at just over 3 months. I was devastaed! I've not tried to prevent it ever since and still have not gotten pregnant. (and I have 2 children!!!) Now, at 46, I think I have to seriously consider prevention since I will soon be too old.....but I don't feel it. :)

Hello Terri, Dianne, Joyce, Mom4 and Myra......:wave:....hope you're all having a great week.

Patti ~ trying to keep a kinder heart today.....

10-02-2001, 09:09 PM
Awwwwww come on guys, now I'm all teary eyed. Thank you so much for your caring & support. It's such a good feeling to see how we've grown on eachother. We share a very special bond.

Terri, "Let's stay friends on here until we are all skinny and can eat whatever and whenever we want in any amount.":lol: Sounds good to me. Why do you stay away from the videos? Look at all the weight you lost. You're looking good Girl;) Bradley is too cute. He does not want any guy checking out his Mom.

Zoe, you're allowed to feel crabby once in a while. It was a bummer that you couldn't go see your sister. When you do see eachother you're going to have a great time. I love your attachment. Vent all you want Girlfriend.

JanieD, I'm very happy I met you too. You're very sweet. Even though I have fallen at times I always pick myself up. I can't give up! If I did I'd be miserable. Why would you be embarrassed about Wally? When you got it, you got it. ;)

Well Buddies, till tomorrow:wave:

Hi Myra, Jen, Dianne, Mom4 & Joyce!

10-02-2001, 11:39 PM
I just finished watching the Tribute to John Lennon on TNT....that, combined with the events of the past month have had me in tears for the evening.

Everyone here is great. I am blessed with a happy, healthy and loving family. I have wonderful, caring friends whom I can depend on day or night. My life is good, I am so lucky.

If I'm fat......well, right now it seems very minor. I will win the battle eventually. Every day I will plug away; some days will be better than others.

In the grand scheme of things, what really matters is peace and acceptance.

I wish all of you well.

10-03-2001, 12:15 AM
I am so sorry Zoe about your vacation. I wouldn't be handling it well either. I hate when I miss things my family are doing.

Essie. We love you! :love: You deserve every bit.

I failed to mention how sorry I am about your miscarriage. that is so sad. You too Zoe. That had to be rough! :cry:

Sometimes after we hear over things our priorities come together but we will always want to be thinner.


10-03-2001, 01:03 PM
Hi girls, been reading you for awhile, but it's kinda like the merry go round at the park that's all ready been going round and round, and I don't know when to jump in. So I'm jumping. I'm 41, with one grown son, daughter to graduate and a kindergardener. And tons of gray hairs starting to sprout. Hard to think of myself as getting older. But my daughter informs me somewhere along the line I became "dowdy". So from her advice I lost the "poof" hairstyle, stop "dowdy" clothes. (although I still find them more comfortable) and I decided to try to loose a few extra pounds and venture in here.

10-03-2001, 01:17 PM
HI gals:wave:
I want to thank you guys for being so sweet!! I am so glad I found you all. BTW I WI this morning and lost 1/2 lb. Not as much as I would have liked but I'll take it.


10-03-2001, 01:19 PM
Hi Kolica.
I am Terri. I have been a ww for 17 yrs. I reached lifetime in 85' had a baby and that was that. I am 42 and have Brittany(15), Brandon(10) and Bradley(8). You sound like you are busy. Grown down to kindergarten. WOW!!!
Can't do away with all the dowdy stuff. They are just so comfy.
Stick with us not only are we pretty good company we will help each other lose this access weight. It is great to meet you.



10-03-2001, 02:12 PM
I can't believe it! I'm back from my WI (went early because of Open Nite at the school tonight) and not only did I lose but I lost 1.6 lbs. and that brought my total weight loss to over 25 lbs. (25.6) so I got my 25-lb. magnet! It was so cool!

Janie, congrats on your loss. Believe me every loss helps. I value all my losses, including those frequent .2 and .5 ones. Hang in there. Next week the loss will be even larger.

Welcome Kolica! I'm 43, a lifetime member trying to get my weight back down. This time around it has been a real struggle. I couldn't have had the successes I have had without this board. I hope it helps you as well.

I hope everyone is having a great day.

10-03-2001, 02:18 PM
Congrats Myra! That is wonderful. The exercising is working for you. You have the formula (exercise and portion control) and it works. YAY!!!!! That 25 pound magnet will look wonderful on your fridge. It helps to have it there so we don't put bad things in there. :lol: ENJOY!!!!!


10-03-2001, 06:10 PM
Myrrrraaaaa!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you. I'm applauding you. Clap, clap, clap, clap with a HIGH FIVE!
I know it's been quite a struggle for you but you did it;) I am so impressed.

Welcome to our group Kolika. My name is Essie & I am 47 yrs. old, happily married & have a 30 yr. old son. Not only is he my son he's my buddy. I've been up & down for the past 2 yrs. with WW. I exercise quite a bit & have to eat low fat due to high cholesterol. I've tried many diets but WW is the only sensible one. I plan to lose 20 lbs. I know you're going to like it here;) We laugh, we cry & we support eachother. We talk about everything.

JanieD, happy to hear you lost. You're on the right track. :D

Terri, how's it going?:) One more day of work! I have Monday off so I'll be off 4 days. Love it! I have no plans yet. When you get a chance go see Don't Say A Word.

Zoe, since I'll be off a few days, I'll spend time on that cool website. If I can't figure it out I'll let you know.

If everyone is going to be home this weekend maybe we could plan to chat. Maybe Saturday night? Around 8:00? That would be so cool.

Hi Jen & Dianne:wave:

Love you's,

10-04-2001, 02:57 AM
I would love that. I hope I am home.

SEE TA ON #77 I will recopy this.