Carb Counters - Weekly Chat Nov27-Dec3/06

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11-27-2006, 08:04 AM
Morning :coffee:

Great start to my week, Im down 6lbs so far :carrot:

......have a great day ladies!

11-27-2006, 09:54 AM
Robin: Wtg on the 6 pounds! Keep up the great work!!

Well, I stepped on the scale and wasn't surprised at what I saw. Now to get the numbers to drop again!!!

11-27-2006, 12:15 PM
Thanks everyone for the support. I have typed a long PM to Brenda. I don't want to spell it all out here as my kids and DH sometimes read what I have written. I wish they didn't.

Robin, WTG, that 6 lbs. is fantastic. I've been too depressed to weigh but plan to weigh on Thursday.

11-27-2006, 03:21 PM
ALRIGHT Robin!:carrot:

ps: I used Cool Whip for the Root Beer Floats--this has been a few years ago -- if I make one any time soon, gonna use LandOLakes No Sugar Spray Whipped Cream leftover from Txgiving . . . it's GREAT!:) (Also gonna have to dig thru the garage to find an ICE CUBE TRAY! LOL!:dizzy: )

lilyb- I would be seriously ticked if ANYONE in my Family read what I wrote here!:mad: Particularly DH - for one thing I've never shared my weight with him and for another - I KNOW I'll end up griping about him here b4 it's over!:p :D (He's too busy on Bass Pro and fishing sites to come here anyhoo!:D )

Sure am feeling my Holly-Inspired Crunches I did yesterday . . . think that means its time to a few more!

CYA later tonight!

11-27-2006, 04:39 PM
my dh doesnt come here either, unless I ask him to read something specific someone has written. He has his own forums he goes to.

11-27-2006, 10:29 PM
I have thought of changing my user name and password so that he can't get on here. I don't know how. I'll have my DD do it for me sometime. She's the one that set me up to start with.

11-27-2006, 11:31 PM
then you would have to change your picture. Anyone can come and read whats here. No user name or password needed.

If you want to change your user name, pm suzanne. Let her know what you want to change it to and she'll take care of it.

Unless you use a different email address, you cannot change. I had to get Suzanne to change my "W" from an "H" after I got married.

11-27-2006, 11:54 PM
Thanks Robin. I haven't posted much of what is going on due to thinking he might read this site. It's really nothing that I haven't already said to him. It's not getting better. I feel cold and distant.

Good thing is, with the stress, I haven't eaten much. I can tell I'm in ketosis for the first time in quite a while. I'm depressed and right now I don't care if I lose more weight. Stress usually affects me the opposite and I turn to food, but not this time.

11-28-2006, 03:10 AM
Scale was back to 249.5 yesterday, today it was up again by about a pound. Roller coaster rider me. Can't worry about it, but today was "weigh in day" at my board and I so wanted to post the 249 something number again, since last Monday I was up from there. Oh well.

Lilybelle, I hope things get better. No one should have to worry about being checked on. My husband would never do that because he is just too busy with his own stuff. No interest I'm sure in my diet boards! Unless he was looking over my shoulder while I was typing he would never see anything here.

Arkansas Kel
11-28-2006, 06:18 AM
Have been out for awhile. Lots of trouble in my world. My granny is home - requiring us to stay with her at night - she falls about once per day now. Problem is she's oriented, independent and stubborn. My job has been very stressful - had a nightmare filling in on pediatric floor - we'll just say "psycho mother." Sadly, half the hospital knows who that is without a name attached. DH has the sinus crud I just got over.
Thanksgiving I did fairly good. I still ate pie - ate 2 tiny pieces - I had to have 2 flavors - but it was far less than usual. My cousin who sees me a few times a year sneaked up to me and said "ok, I gotta know, how much have you lost" WHAT the )@#$%%#@**. That's the first time anybody noticed, and then I fell off the wagon the next few days while I was under such pressure. Today, back OP. It's also TOM so I'm postponing WI until next week. TOM usually causes a slip off the wagon anyway. Got that over already.
Lilly, I'm so sorry you're having trouble. Whatever it is, we're your friends, you don't deserve it, hold your ground, and he owes you flowers. There, that's my best generic friend speech.
I've started doing sit ups. Not lots in a row - that won't happen with my flabbed out stomach muscles. BUt a few here, a few there. I do many throughout a day. I've seen some results without getting sore muscles. I don't like pain. I'm a wus that way.

11-28-2006, 09:22 AM
Good Morning :coffee:

Made it thru the 3rd day.......I should be home free now. Im in ketosis already, it started on day 2. Hubby said so :lol: kept pushing the bottle of mouth wash at me :rofl:

Today starts day 4 sugar free.

Got to the gym yesterday, had a good cardio session. Today, I think I'll go for a nice walk outside.

Kel~ you're doing good, hang in there!

Lily~ Im sitting here thinking.....your pms can be read too if your username and password are known.

Brenda~ how is it going?

Have a great op day ladies!

11-28-2006, 09:52 AM
I'm in a rush so can't do personals right now. I'll try and do them this afternoon.

Yesterday was good. Received the 4:00 headache as expected (that's when it shows up) and took an aleve right before bed to help calm it down. But otherwise, I was OP (except for the apple I ate for a snack). Only got 1/2 the water in--so I'll work on that as well. But one day at a time. Back to babysteps :)

11-28-2006, 11:20 AM
Had a close carb call late in the night . . . the two giant bags of Lays that we'd hidden from the visiting 9 yr old compulsive eater over the Holidays made their way to the kitchen counter--Had the 2nd shift wide awakes while the house snored on and ALMOST dove in headfirst into Chip Gluttony!!!:devil:

The thought of Posting about it here truly stopped me!

Tx All!:hug:

Must remember how good it feels to resist!

Rode my bike on The Trail last night . . . while 20 yr old roller bladed - could NOT keep up with her!:o Ahhh, to be young again. But it was beautiful and was glad to just get out and do SOMETHING! Nice change of pace from walkingwalkingwalking theTrail.

lilyb--how 'bout if you DD sets you up with a new email account--like a hotmail/gmail? You could get a new u/n & password that way? Wonder if your pics/old Posts could just stay under the "lilybelle" name? Just a thought, not real PC savvy, but I think one of the reasons that cyber-forums are so great is that I can be ruthlessly honest with you all---moreso than folks IRL, you know?

For instance, I KNOW how the chips found their way miraculously in the middle of the night to the kitchen counter. My DH PUT THEM there!:mad: Took me YEARS to realize the obvious---he ends up SABOTAGING all of my efforts to lose weight! He'll start off real supportive . . . he's like the homemaker and I'm the breadwinner . . . but b4 I realize what's happening he'll go on a baking spree . . . or the freezer will be filled with Breyers Ice Cream 'cause he saw "a sale.":(

It gets maddening and I'm not falling for it this time.

11-28-2006, 03:28 PM
Thanks so much everyone for the support. I decided not to change my email or my username. If he reads it, tough crapola. The truth is hard to handle. It's nothing I haven't already said to him. His bigger worry would be if I was telling people he knew and them to look down on him. Gotta keep up the perfect image, ya know. I getting a little tougher today, my hurt is finally turning to anger. That's a good thing.

Gotta go pay electric bill. They were closed Friday and I forgot yesterday. Being in the dark wouldn't be fun. I don't feel too romantic. LOL

11-28-2006, 10:06 PM

You wouldn't believe it LOL. My son was looking at your ticker, and saw the two numbers right next to each other (your start weight and current weight) and he asked "What the heck? Why does it say she weighs 245,239 lbs?" I guess since the numbers are right next to each other he didn't realize they were two different numbers. I told him NO one weighs 245,000 pounds! I'm still laughing!

Anyway I was going to say as far as sabotage? Do you have a clue as to WHY your hubby does that? He probably doesn't even know. INSECURITY. He is afraid if you get too pretty you'll have all kinds of offers from elsewhere and you won't want him anymore. Change scares some people. Reassure him that no matter if you are fat or thin, he's the only one for you, and I suspect he'll quit doing that to you. It may take a lot of reassurance, but in time I suspect if he is a nice person that he will get to the point of becoming more supportive.

I'm needing some extra support today. I'm at that "dangerous" point of my diet. I always love Atkins at the beginning because the weight just seems to race itself to come off FAST. But then I reach this stage. Scale won't move no matter what I do, or if it does go lower, it comes right back up in a few days. Plus I've slipped into too many low carb "goodies" lately and when you get too much of that it feels like acid at the back of your throat rather than food.

This evening I really missed bread. Wanted to go get a warm whopper burger or something with some warm bread on it. It was almost like I could smell it and I wasn't any place near any shops like that.

So far I have stayed on low carb, but I'm thinking I need to plan a day off soon. Maybe December 2nd. I want to finish out this month and start next month before messing up any weigh ins that I have coming up. One day shouldn't make too much difference. Or maybe I'll get over feeling this way and I won't do that at all. It is hard hanging in there when I see no progress.

11-28-2006, 10:36 PM
Sherry: Don't you be doing something to sabotage your plan! You're doing awesome and you CAN continue!! STEP AWAY FROM THE JUNK!!

Lily: Glad to see you're getting fiesty again. Keep your chin up :hug:

Aud: Sherry is correct. DH is afraid. He's used to the way you look, and if you're out and about in public (w/out him) then of course he doesn't know what's going's a control thing. I'd suggest talking to him and telling him you'd appreciate he not do this. Good luck and keep up the good work!

Robin: Good job staying OP! I can't wait to be where you're at :) Keep it up!

Kel: WTG on the situps! And don't ya just hate it when TOM shows up and spoils things? And I'm with you---I don't like pain either!

Did ok today. Not enough water....and ate some raisins. I've got to get things in gear if I'm going to lose weight. I've GOT to get going on exercising as well as I need to lose some of the belly fat before February....when I'm supposed to be getting my belly button pierced! So why am I dragging my feet?????? Was thinking of ordering some of the atkins diet pills again. They're what I took when I first started maybe it's what I need again to help me get over this "start up" phase. Going to have to think on that one!

11-29-2006, 02:02 AM
Take a word of advice from your 245,239lb cyber bud Sherry?

DON'T DO IT!!!!!

(Tx for the late night giggle, girl!:D Tell your son - this 100# sure sometimes FEELS like that much!:D )

But seriously Sherry, don't plan a day off now - keep on chugging! Let's idenitify what's causing the stall/cravings.

If, by low carb "goodies," you mean those Russell Stover candies etc - gotta tell you that they were my UNDOING in the past. ANYTHING that lists "net carbs" is OFF my list this time, until I get to Goal Weight. Net carbs sabotaged me just as surely as my insecure Hub - and God Bless you for pointing out the OBVIOUS! Geeeez, I feel like such a dork - surfing around this cyber site - dispensing wisdom to all---- and couldn't see the forest for the INSECURE TREE!!! ROTF!:D

Poor Dear - he HAS had it rough. Permanently disabled for the last 20 years by an operable brain tumor that was removed, but inoperable aneurysm.:( (My brother/his best friend always jokes that I had to find someone brain damaged to marry me!)

OK - I promise to turn into the Patron Saint of Hub Reassurance - but you MUST promise to stick to thePlan and identify what's causing these Cravings/Stall and ELIMINATE IT!!!!

this too shall pass

this too shall pass

this too shall pass

Are ya chanting with me Sherry?????????

Not sure how old you are - but since I hit menopause, I've had to add some resistance exercises to kick start my metabolism. Do you do any? Since I've been off work, I've mostly been doing some push ups. Can only manage 6 but try to do them 3-4 times a day.

Back to work tomorrow - but not for long it sounds like. Lay-Offs/Reductions/Threats of Moving Our Product. Very stressful time. I'm optimistic we'll get thru it together!:hug:


Hang in there lilyb!

You GO robin!

WTH happened to holly?

'Night All!

Arkansas Kel
11-29-2006, 06:48 AM
aud: Great job thwarting those potato chips. Potato chips are my DH's nemesis. He cannot resist them so they are not allowed through our door.

Sherry: Hold your ground - don't do it. You can get through this. AND, as a back up plan (as we all know - we can easily succumb) - one diet plan allows a "reward" meal - I think it's the carb addicts diet by the Hellers? Anyway, 1 hour no holds barred eating EXCEPT you must start off with a 2 cup salad. OK, by the time you eat the 2C salad - you can't hold as much of the rest, then you don't want as much of the rest, and if it's do or die - have a little dessert. Sometimes this works for me. They allow it daily, I allow it for myself weekly. It usually helps with cravings - as you will be able to have them eventually.

My probs have eased up. My Gran's friend has come to stay with her, taking a huge burden off of everyone. My Gran is doing better - I think her friend must be a miracle worker or she at least stopped Gran's depression enough to get Gran motivated. I've been off work a couple days, that's been good for me.

Funny, as soon as I posted my sit up regimen I stopped doing it. WTH? Must remotivate on that aspect. I could tell a difference. Have otherwise managed to stay OP - not even a reward meal or indulgence!

Have discovered Tyson precooked steak and chicken strips - great timesaver for those of us who live in a whirlwind.

Arkansas Kel
11-29-2006, 06:50 AM
Sherry: Also, would like to add - some people have stalled wt loss due to sugar alcohols! Some don't. Maybe you are sensitive to them.

11-29-2006, 09:48 AM
Hi everyone, I broke down and had some cookies last night. Maybe they weren't too harmful as they were made with splenda, eggs and Peanut butter. But, I shouldn't have made them. I am still depressed over marital problems and had been barely eating for several days now. My clothes are once again very baggy right now.

Last night, I had really sharp chest pain and broke out in a sweat for quite a while. I didn't go to hospital, figured it was just stress. I took my blood sugar thinking maybe the cookies caused this, but BS was 113 after eating them. I may go see my Doctor today if he can fit me in.

11-29-2006, 10:34 AM
Aud: WTG on the pushups. I don't think I could even do 1!! My shoulders and wrists are weak. Good luck working w/DH's insecurity :) ( me Brenda)

Kel: You'll get back to the situps! Sometimes taking a "break" is good for your muscles :) Glad to hear someone's helping w/your G'Ma & wonder if the chicken strips are the ones I had tried. LOVED THEM!! Thanks for the reminder of them :)

Lily: You're doing so well, please don't let stress throw you a curve (where you start eating more than you would otherwise). Hope all is ok and your doc can fit you in for a checkup!! :hug:

Why is it that I'm always determined in the morning to get some exercise..but then throughout the day I just never do it? I know I NEED to do it to get the weight loss dropping like I want. So why am I procrastinating? Today I'm determined to stay completely OP (no fruit or raisins) and to drink more water. Gonna try it anyway :lol:

Arkansas Kel
11-29-2006, 11:29 AM
OK, Lilly - my best med surg nurse talk to you!!! Sharp chest pain coupled with diaphoresis (sweaty) - um, ER!!!! I hope it's all ok, but those symptoms make me nervous. I see that one every day I work. Please be cautious. Hope your dr can see you. At work I'd have already nitroed you, given you an EKG, checked your vitals, sent for stat labs and more. Be safe we need you here.

11-29-2006, 01:06 PM
Hi ArkyKel . . . was in your Great State to see the lil Grand Canyon - totally AWESOME! Good Luck with Gran - my parents had me late in life and I was the caretaker for virtually the entire Family as they aged and passed. Wouldn't trade a minute of it in hindsight - but Oh Lordy how stressful it all was at the time!

ahhhh lilyb . . . how I've been where you are! No words of wisdom - (ummm, HELOOOOOO? SherryA--my bestest cyber bud of ummm, is it a week? Had to point out the obvious in my 16 YEAR relationship!!!!:dizzy: :dizzy: ROTFLMAO!!!!:D :D :D ) - but I can already tell that we are all here for each other!

Speaking of sherry - I'm thinking she's busily compiling her list of triggers now? RIGHT sherry?????;)

Great advice from brendaadnerb - I LOL each time I see your pic under your name!

I'm back to the salt mine tonight - gonna weigh in tonight so cross those fingers for me!!! Hitting the weight room while I'm at it.:carrot:


11-29-2006, 03:24 PM
Hello. I thought I would just jump right in. I can't believe how cold it is in Tempe, Arizona today. :mad: I don't think it should be allowed...I mean 59 degrees...criminal. I'm freezing to death :stress: At least it is really pretty out.

Today should be a good day food wise. I only have to go to class for a short time this afternoon so I will be home most of the day. I tend to have complete control at home. Tomorrow will be another story but I will worry about it then. :fr:

Lilly - Do take care of yourself. You don't want to take your health for granted. I've been in your situation or at least a similar one with marital problems. It isn't any fun, that's for sure.

lady_adnerb - I feel for you. I need to start some exercise as well. Just keep in mind how much better you'll feel once you do. (Advice I need to take as well!) :p

Arkansas Kel - Great job staying on plan! :carrot:

aud - Good luck on the weight-in tonight!

Have a wonderful day, all.


11-29-2006, 04:03 PM
Wow, its great to see so many new folks, and folks that arent afraid to kick somone's butt :lol: :kickbutt:

Lily~ I want to echo what Brenda said. I agree with her 100% I know things are hard, and even tho you're not hungry, and stress has is taking a toll. Don't slip back into your old ways. It would just break my heart...hang in there girl.

I dont have much time for personals, so you ladies keep up the great work!!

Have a great op day everyone.

11-29-2006, 04:39 PM
Hi everyone, new here too! :)

Big hugs to you ((((((((((Lily))))))))))))) :x

Day two of intro now. I really, really want this. And am feeling really inspired by all of you.

Do any of you have any favorite low carb meals? I'm trying to have variety. Just wondering what are/were your introduction meal fav's.

Arkansas Kel
11-29-2006, 06:48 PM
I keep some roasted chicken and little burger patties on hand for quickie meal bases - seems like you can through them in a salad or low carb wrap etc. and it's almost like fast food it's so quick.
Tuna salad - great on a big leaf of lettuce - rolled up or stuffed in celery.
TAco soup - has become a requirement at our house.
Unstuffed Cabbage - I think it's from Dana Carpender.
Joe - ala dana carpender.
Stir fry - low carb pre cut veggies, some soy sauce, sesame oil and - any leftover meat like that roast chicken.
fauxtatoes - we even eat that when not OP!
Check out Dana Carpender and Linda's Low carb as well as the recipe section, that 1 minute muffin is yum. I have several of Dana's cook books and have good luck with almost everything in them.
Also, check out the what people ate for breakfast, lunch, dinner... threads - can catch an idea here and there.
There's also a thread about what to eat for breakfast besides eggs.
The list is endless, the food is rich usually and delicious. I think we've got low fat beat hands down as far as decadence!!!
Good luck, it's a culinary adventure (an enjoyable one if you like to cook) to cook low carb.

11-29-2006, 11:05 PM
Kel: Your idea of having burger patties all ready cooked up was just the ticket I need! I've been trying to think of stuff I could make that if I was snack happy I could eat quick...and those would be better than the raisins and fruit. Thanks!!

MWG: Welcome and WTG on being on day 2!!! Looks like Kel gave you a lot of info to check out. I'm not an adventurous eater so I can't help with that--sorry!!

Robin: How was your day? Have you gone to the gym lately like you talked about?

Beth: 59? Holy catfish batman that would be a heat wave here!! Our high here tomorrow's going to be 26!! Low will be in the teens. I'd trade ya!!

Aud: How'd WI go?? I lol'd when I did that to my picture. :lol:

Well, had a handful of raisins. I should have just stepped back and figured out what OP stuff I could eat. Well, tomorrow's another day. I did get more water in today. So that's a step in the right direction. Tomorrow I've got nothing planned so I'm determined to actually get exercising in!! It'll probably only be the 1 mile WATP tape because I'm out of shape again. But better than nothing, eh? I can't wait until I'm able to do the step CD again. That was a blast!! But I'm not going to kill myself trying it now!!

11-29-2006, 11:34 PM
Hi guys, thanks for the support. I needed it. I got some reinforcement today. Someone asked me if I was losing weight!!!! YAY! I love it when that happens. It made me feel like keeping on keeping on. Maybe even if the scale isn't being my friend right now, perhaps the fat is still coming off! Sometimes scales get stubborn even if the body composition IS changing.

I didn't cheat. Had chicken and salad for lunch today. Steak for dinner tonight. I don't really have "cravings" I'm just getting bored with some of the foods I've been eating. Today I really wanted STEAK for lunch. If I had enough time I would have gone to Sizzler! But chicken was good too. Went to Kentucky fried and peeled off the skin and breading and just ate the meat underneath. It was hot and it was good.

Sugar alcohols may be a problem. I don't always stall with them though. So I can't say. It seems years back when I switched from aspertame to splenda, things slowed down, but I'm not sure if they would have slowed anyway or if it was the splenda. Anyway I can lose with it and without it, I think it just has to do with the stubborn way my body always acts. I lose like crazy for 2 or 3 weeks and then come to a halt, go up, go down go up go down and then eventually (I think) if I hang in there I start losing again. It is like the body has to recalibrate itself or something.

So let's keep on going. I'm good for another week I think (with the compliment I got today!) I think I can hang in there without screwing up for at LEAST another week. Beyond that? We'll see, if the scale will drop for me by then that will help encourage me. If not? Well there is a scripture in the Bible that says your 'power will be scanty' if you "show yourself discouraged on the day of distress". Discouragement is always what tends to make MY power "scanty", so I know it must be true.

Arkansas Kel
11-30-2006, 07:49 AM
adnerb: I so get snack happy.:corn: I just barely made it through PMS day without throwing caution to the wind. I usually pop chicken in oven in foil (few pieces in each with different flavors in each) and have the burgers cooking at the same time. Also precut veggies and bagged salads help. Precut cheeses. My old friend pork skins. Sometimes a few macadamias helps the salty crave. Anyhoo, I can ramble all day about food.

Beth: 59? We're supposed to make it to 60 today, then snow, freezing rain and sleet tonight with a low of 30 tonight and then up to a whopping 36 tomorrow. As we say in Arkansas, if you don't like the weather, wait it will change. :shocksn:

Sherry: Are you counting the carbs in the splenda? I don't always if I don't use much, but if you use it heavily in the little packets it can sure add up. If you are exercising, you may be building some muscle that is off setting the fat loss weight. Muscle weighs more than fat. That would still cause your shape to change. I still call that good. Try a measuring tape to track progress too! Isn't it a real boost when somebody notices your losses!!! :woohoo:

Visitor is still with gran, and they are both eating it up. Gran eagerly showed me her progress. She has quit falling every day. I call that progress! She is going to be my sabotageur however. She has food, cause everyone keeps bringing her food (Southern tradition - when the times are hard - send a casserole). Gran thinks I must be hungry since I just got there - so she starts in telling me all the "pot luck" goodies she has stashed in her kitchen! Dang it, some of that stuff is great. I stood my ground. I made it out the door without diving in. It took a lot of willpower - constant willpower. :(

Back to work tonight - must be prepared to fend off sneaky snack machine foods, ill intentioned coworkers pushing early holiday goodies, fast food (oh there's my nemisis) on the way to work. The siren call of Sonic as I pass can put me in a trance!!! :cbg:

11-30-2006, 10:05 AM
Sherry: Don't forget that even if the scale isn't moving your body is still losing inches! Keep up the great work & WTG on staying OP!!

Kel: WTG on not eating what Gran was trying to push onto you!! How'd it go at work? And I never thought to precook chicken in different foil packets!! You have awesome ideas!!!!

I've got to feed the deer again today. I like doing it...except now it's cold outside so it's not so enjoyable to just meander through the woods. Now I rush in, rush out before my nose freezes off (right now it's 19 degrees outside but with the wind and everything it "feels like 6" according to the!!). I think I'll wait until it "warms up" a little (high of 27 today).

11-30-2006, 10:36 AM
Good Morning :coffee:

Hang in there ArkKel....grammas love to feed us :lol: Mine takes notice if Ive lost any weight, then will ask me if she should put out any cookies with our coffee. She doesnt just put them out automatically anymore.

Brenda~ Im doing pretty good. I got to the gym on Monday, been walking outside the rest of the week. I dont like being inside when the sun is shining outside. Its too rare an occurance around here. :sunny: Like today....starts a week long stint of first rain, then freezing rain, then snow..and lots of it! I hate buffalo this time of year :( I need to be either further north or further south.

I bought my dd a product called "Story Wizard" for christmas, and I just received an email saying it may not get here ontime. So they sent me the link to download it. What a neat program. Its great for your budding novelist. She loves to type out her stories in word, then print them out, & staple them together so they look like an actual book. Im really pleased with this one!! I hope she likes it as much as I do :lol:

Thats about it in my little corner of the world, have a great day ladies.

Arkansas Kel
11-30-2006, 12:01 PM
If yall try the chicken in foil - add a little butter or fat to the packets and don't cook too long. I usually go an 1 hour tops at 350 for a bunch of them. My DH made them once - no extra fat added to his, cooked 'em extra long to be sure they got done. Made awesome chicken jerky that would bounce off the floor - dogs loved to chase them around. Harder than a chew bone, tastes like chicken!

11-30-2006, 12:47 PM
Hi everyone. I went to the quack that I used to call a Dr. yesterday. My EKG was normal. He told me my chest pain is "psychosomatic" and then he asked me if I'm on Meth. Which I definitely am not. He said he's never seen anyone lose as much weight as I did without being on drugs. I chewed him out and not kindly. He also griped me at me for having 3 surgeries this past yr. Each and every one are the ones that he sent me to a surgeon for. 2 were hernia repairs with bowel adhesions and the other was a bowel obstruction. He said the adhesions are "totally normal" and didn't need fixed. I said , "what was I supposed to do, tell the surgeon, Oh fix the hernias but leave those adhesions, they are totally normal". I think the surgeon could tell when he got in there what needed to be fixed. I went under anesthesia for the hernia repairs and didn't have any idea til I woke up that he had fixed adhesions in 10 places. Anyway, this A@@hole, treated me like I had sought out a surgeon on my own to perform unnecessary surgery on me. His office nurse had me to do a urine test yesterday and I asked what it was for. She said "He wants to get a drug test". I did the test just to prove that I don't do drugs, but I'll never see that jerk again. He totally blew off the reason for my office visit, which was chest pain. Made me feel like an idiot and accused me of being a drug addict. I screamed so loud at him that his office of waiting patients, I'm sure they got an earful.
So, my DD is sick today and had been sick at school yesterday. I'm taking my chances on a walk-in medical clinic with an unknown Dr. today.

11-30-2006, 01:16 PM
Robin: That was nice of them to send it so you could download it! And WTG on the exercise!!

Kel: Thanks for the reminder that it doesn't take long for chicken to not be edible :lol: The image of what you posted just made me laugh!

Lily: Oh heavens can that doctor say LAW SUIT? Ok, I have to give you credit for going through w/the pee test cuz I sure as heck wouldn't have. Would have told him where to stick the test!! Definitely sounds like a jerk and hopefully you can find a doctor you DO like and that isn't a moron!

Did exercise! I'm proud of myself! I'm hoping to get back into the routine. Thinking back to when I was doing tons of exercise, I remember all the energy I had. I just don't remember how I fit it into my day :lol: I'll figure something out I guess. Made the 1 minute muffin but w/out the baking powder (as I didn't have any) so I'm interested as to how it'll taste :lol: That's my lunch :)

11-30-2006, 01:47 PM
Brenda, can you only image how badly I wanted to throw that "pee" test at him. LOL, that would have been great. But, since he already thinks I'm crazy, that would have confirmed it. LOL

11-30-2006, 03:37 PM
FOUR more pounds y'all!:carrot: Yeeeeeeee doggies this is getting GOOD! Altho' I must admit that I thought it would be more - have been feeling "lighter" - LOL - does that make sense even?:^:

The ice storm is hitting hard here in the Show Me State - hard to believe it was 75 degrees here YESTERDAY at this time. Supposed to be dropping into the 20's all afternoon!!!!:dizzy:

Exercised like a DEMON yesterday - walked waaay over 5 miles and then spent 2 hours in the gym!!!! Mainly upper body circuits - but also did some heavy duty back stretching and abs. Thought I'd be super sore today but so far so good. Was gona do lower body tonight (in case you're wondering - there was no production and just classes going on. I mainly have to be there in case of problems/friction - delighted that there wasn't!!!:) ) BUT its starting to look like I won't be SLIDING anywhere - we'll see . . . I've got an hour to decide.

I love to walk outside too robin, even in winter or spring rain. Just gear up and move . . . treadmills are torture for me! I'm a real clock watcher - unless I have a book on tape. Even then its hard.

brendanerb: I know we've just met and all but hoping in advance you don't mind me politely suggesting:


Geez Louise GF - all that hard work somewhat negated by some dried up grapes!!!!!!!! yeah yeah, they're "healthy" - but save them for later on down the road - or better yet - don't save them at all but throw the dayum things OUT for now.

Hope you'll hit the Posting "size" button thingie on me too brenda - that day IS coming!:o

OR you could just tell me to shut up?:^:

Hey ya Arkie! Great chickenball Idea!!! LOVED all your tips! I've been keeping super simple cause if I get too recipe happy at the beginning of Atkins - I end up bingeing - ON ATKINS stuff, but overeating all the same. WTG resisting GrannyComfort!!!! Amazing willpower as I think back on my own Gran! That's why I understand what lilyb means about her Atkins type cookies--they sounded GREAT BTW:) --but if I start making stuff like that during Induction, I end up licking the bowl and enjoying SIX of those puppies, instead of 1-2, you know?:?:

Altho' I'm thinking of making some Egg White Macaroon Cookies if I stay home from Ice **** Work (watching the reports get grimmer as I type:( ) . . . 59 degrees sounding good right around now AZBeth!;)

My all time LC Fave is the Cauliflower Casserole that is like a Mashed Potato replacement on lc diets. Not that it tastes like MP's, momwithagoal, but satisfies the craving for that dish/texture/comfort for me. The jazzed up version calls for 2 heads cauliflower steamed and draining while you prepare the sauce: 2 cream cheeses/1 stick real butter/heavy cream to thin as you simmer. Season with white pepper/onion powder/garlic powder and finished dish topped with Paprika (although I've been topping with "Chicken Rotisserie" seasoning and its Faboo.) I usually just use the frozen chopped cauliflower and whip up a sauce w/o the cream and about 1/2 the butter and cream cheese in the microwave.

sherry, so glad you're hanging tough and made it on thru to the other side!!!:carrot:

ttyal if I get iced in!:)

11-30-2006, 03:50 PM
PS: I am totally OUTRAGED about lilyb and the "Doctor." Talk about Big Brother being out of control!:mad: And just what was the all knowing all seeing OZ gonna DO with your unauthorized drug test results????:mad: Commit you to rehab against your will? Contact authorities??? Call A&E and schedule a segment of Intervention???:mad: :mad: :mad:

(I LOVE that show BTW!:o :dizzy: )

Sing with me?

This chit is BANANAS! . . . .

b-a-n-a-n-a-s:mad: :mad: :mad:

We ain't no hollaback giiiiiiiirrrls!;) :D

11-30-2006, 04:17 PM
Aud WTG on the 4lbs!! :cb: :cb: :cb:

Lily, I dont know what I would have done in your position. Im curious as to his rampage...and why he took it out on you. Im glad you gave it back to him tho. There is no reason to be treated like that at all. geez! I wouldnt have given him the pee test either. I might very well have taken the form with me to a lawyer....if for no other reason than to scare the **** out of him.

11-30-2006, 11:14 PM
Hello Everyone.

Well, I'm completely annoyed. Twice now, after I've spent 20 minutes writing a message and trying to comment on everyone else's message my message has been lost into cyber space.

So...I do hope everyone has been well and had a great on-plan day. Mine was fine, just long. It is one of my long days in class and teaching, (I am getting my MFA in Playwriting and teach college english).

Lily - Find a new doctor. I don't know why he acted that way but you need someone in your corner. It's clear he isn't. I'm sorry you had that experience.

Aud - Congrats on the 4 lb loss! That's great. :carrot:

lady_adnerb - Good job on the exercise. What did I hear the other day..."whenever I get the urge to exercise I lay down untill it passes" :D

RobinW - Hope your day has gone well.

Arkansas Kel - Just remember...snack machines are the work of the devil lol.:devil:

SherryA - Keep your chin up. I have no doubt that you're losing weight even if the scale doesn't want to let you in on that secret. Just remember you're the boss. Great news on the comment. That is certainly a good way to brighten the day. :)

Well, that's it for now. Let's see if this will post this time or if I have to rip out the rest of my hair.

All best,


12-01-2006, 01:55 AM
Hi everyone, it is freezing sleet and snow here. Schools are all cancelled.

My DD was sick and I took her to a very nice Dr. at the walk in clinic. He is concerned about her stomach pain and is sending her back to OKlahoma City to her pediatric gastroenterologist that did her hiatal hernia repair. She has an ultrasound of her gallbladder scheduled for Monday. Her liver enzymes are elevated. I'm hoping for the best. She is sure having a lot of upper right sided pain and vomiting.

Sorry that I mentioned my cheat with cookies, I didn't eat many. My wt. is really down from the stress. I weighed 136 at the Dr. yesterday and weighed 140last week. I'm sure the lbs. will find me again. I can't ever maintain below 140.

Glad to see everyone else is hanging in there and doing great.
Brenda, I didn't get a deer.

As for my Jerk of a doctor, his office partner walked out and left him and switched to a different practice. He's stressed completely out and seeing twice as many pt's as he should. It still doesn't excuse his behavior. Oh and she informed me that my drug test came back negative. Lol, go figure.

12-01-2006, 10:15 AM
Lilybelle, did you tell him about low carb and ATKINS? Did you ask him if he has ever seen anyone eat low carb before? Your story isn't unusual for someone on Atkins. I've known quite a few people drop weight that rapidly without drugs.

I DO think it was funny that he wanted a drug test. I too feel like it was not really his business, but yeah, I probably would have taken the test just to prove it to the idiot.

The scolding you for surgeries he sent you to was completely out of line, can't figure out where he is coming from with that one. Still I think I would have kept my cool with him. He probably would have gotten some serious ICY stares from me and some very COLD answers, but I think my voice would have been in a low tone rather than a loud one. Why? Because if he thought you were on drugs, then yelling only makes you seem out of control.

No I don't think I would go back to a doctor like that either. What an idiot!

I didn't do well yesterday. Kids had made cookies and so when I got home I had a couple. They were small, and not very good. I also had some nuts/trail mix. And I had some low carb mousse.

I need to get back to induction. I'm certain my ketosis is gone. Scale was at 251 this morning. Which is lower than it was yesterday, but it bacically keeps hovering around that same area. I feel thinner, look thinner, but scale won't move and I think it has to do with more water in me than I usually have if I've been sticking to the ketosis region of low carb.

I don't think I ate HIGH carb yesterday, the cheats were small and kept within a small amoun of time, but I need to get back into ketosis.

So 3 days, no cheats for me again. Only way to get that ketosis back quickly.

12-01-2006, 10:19 AM
Lily: Personally I think HE'S the crazy one. And you're right, that doesn't excuse his behavior. And of course your test came back negative. Why is it doctors never believe people? I mean, I know some/alot lie...but not everyone. Whatever happened to being innocent until proven guilty?
Sorry to hear you didn't get a deer!! And hope your DD gets to feeling better!

Aud: WTG on the exercise and weight loss. I TOTALLY can relate to the "feeling lighter" thing. I feel a LOT lighter than yesterday so was surprised the scale hadn't moved. I figure oh well, at least I FEEL better :) Keep up the great work....oh, and a side note, thanks for the kick in the butt about the raisins. I read your post then promptly went and threw them out. Don't know why it didn't dawn on ME to do that :lol: :hugs: thanks again!!

Robin: :wave: hi there! How's the weather holding up there?

Beth: What you could do (and what I do) is copy the stuff I've typed...that way if it's lost I can always just paste the reply instead of having to start over :) And you know, I enjoy laying down...but that's how I got in this shape, right? :lol:

Ok. So I mentioned throwing out the raisins. I had one of those 1 minute muffins yesterday. Then made one last night to see if DH like them. He took one look at it and said ICK! I said TRY IT. To which he promptly ate a little...then when I wasn't looking, he ate the rest. lol. He said it needed something as well. Cinnamon, or a hint of banana. Some other flavoring. So maybe for his I'll add the banana :) I've got grocery shopping to do today and then I'm hoping to be home early enough to exercise before the family gets home. I'm thinking of bumping up to the 2 mile WATP as I'm not a bit sore from the 1 mile. Which is good of course, but I should have at least a LITTLE ache---kwim? So maybe the 2 mile will do it for me. I also was watching tv yesterday and hit the fitness channel. They had this lady on there doing some type of trampoline workout. Looked like fun--and got to thinking how it'd be nice if I could do that w/out killing myself. Right now, I'm working on being able to bend over and tie my shoes and breathe at the same time :lol:

12-01-2006, 10:38 AM
Good Morning :rain:

Well Brenda, its raining, raining, raining!! Snow is suppose to be on its way tomorrow, after the torential downpours and lightening storms they are calling for tonight. Blah! :p

Ive gots too much to get done today so I dont have time for personals....have a great op day ladies.

Arkansas Kel
12-01-2006, 11:20 AM
Lilly: OMG, that jerk gave you quite a compliment! You've lost SO much wt he thought you must be on drugs. You'll see the humor in that later. BTW, an EKG can be normal with chest pain - could be angina? Could be so much more. Could just be stress. And FYI to those who don't know: a medical drug test where I work can't be given to the police - it violates HIPPA (medical privacy act). WE drug test all the time at work - it's just what you have to do sometimes. Once it's negative, no biggie. Your medical professionals need to know. Had a guy with so much cocaine in him we had to postpone his surgery. Better to offend him than kill him. Anyway, Lilly, you'll laugh about that later. Change doctors anyway, sounds like he's got too much on his plate. Change doctors just cause you are not happy with him. Afterall, the medical field is also a service industry. As far as the surgeries - he's lost all reason if he sent you to the surgeon then said all that. He's taking his stress out on you. That won't make for good medical care. If he's under that much stress he won't make good decisions.

Aud: feeling lighter might just be related to being less bloated. I always find I don't feel so "full" when I stay OP.

Adnerb: YAY, I thought about those evil raisins, but it took AUD to go there! Glad you let them go. Grapes would be healthier - sugar not as concentrated! I know grapes - not low carb - but closer to a whole food. Maybe, one day when we are at goal we can work in grapes. mmmm grapes.

Somehow we missed the sleet/snow almost entirely! Somehow I also missed the snack machines at work entirely! Go willpower!!! Had a decent night last night at work - held my head up and held my ground in a couple rough moments, but came out shining. Today, I'm coasting downhill from a good night of work and a good OP night. I'm so far managing my 3 day no cheat challenge! Am looking forward to WI!

Time up - g'night all (g'day to you day people). Time for my bedtime.

12-01-2006, 01:01 PM
well, brendanerb, I thought the day was coming and my self-fulfilling prohecy came true.:p Pleeeeez, someone, PLEEEZE kick me in my 235# Azz?:^:

On the bright side - was not sabotaged by insecure hub (who has been tres supportive now that I've been the Patron Saint of Wifely Assurances--tx for THAT advice gals!:hug: ) . . . stood at the cabinet and actively PLANNED what I was gonna snack on - 2:30am-3am'ish . . . TRIED to make a low carb treat in Trusty Magic Bullet - turned out gross and poured down the sink.:( In frustration and AGONY . . . I CHOSE to eat A graham cracker with peanut butter . . . not so bad right? THEN I ate the WHOLE FREAKIN' PACK - like 7-8? - SLATHERED IN PEANUT BUTTER!!!


Passed out on my peanut buttery face.

Hey am I still on the "bright side" here?

Now historically on my 247# Journey . . . this is where I say---"FROCK IT" and slowly but surely slip into unconsciousness eating. "Well, I blew it in the night so how 'bout a box of Grape Nuts for breakfast Auddie?"

With your help, I hope that this time I can just chalk it up and rejoin Sherry in the 3day to Ketosis Challenge? Whattya say gals? I know we've just "met" . . . do you think I need to be on the Binge Eater Forum or can you all help me:


12-01-2006, 01:37 PM
*INHALE --- WHOOOOOOOOOO-- deepcalmingbreath . . . deepcalmingbreath*

*EXHALE---WHOOOOOSSSSSSHHHH-- negativeenergy . . . negativeenergy*

ahhhhhh . . . glad I GOT that Post over with!:D It's almost like I did this on purpose just to get it over with, ya know? Like "failure" - "cheating" - was inevitable so let's get it out da way?

Working on losing that demented mindset and ready to carry on, best I can.

ZonieB: I have had lots of trouble with this Board from Day 1 . . slow to load/pop ups and vanishing Posts. (?????)

lilyb: Very worrisome abut your DD!:( Makes my graham cracker BS worries pale in comparison - you & yours remain in my prayers.:hug:

WTG Bnerb & Arkie!:carrot: Great work out job & way to avoid the Siren Song of those EVIL vending machines!!!!:devil: :D

Question: Where did the STICKY on RECIPES go?:?:

I am in DIRE need of the 1 Minute Muffin Recipe!:^:

Off to see if we can dig ourselves out of this Ice Age and if I could make it to work tonight . . . Have a Great Day All!:)

12-01-2006, 02:56 PM
:lol: your a hoot aud!

12-01-2006, 03:24 PM
Yes you ARE a hoot Aud. A lot of fun.

Well Today I woke up and weighed. Same old, same old. So then at work my tummy felt a bit upset, I wound up in the bathroom and then decided to come home for lunch. Stripped off all my clothes and weighed in again (after about 4 hours from the first time) and the scale was down 1.5 pounds. So I'm now back at 249.5. YAY!

IF I can keep it from rising today then maybe tomorrow I can see some new losses!

Steak for lunch.

12-01-2006, 04:43 PM
Hi everyone, It is snow and ice here. Schools are cancelled.
I'm feeling better about things. Over my disaster with the jerk Dr. and refuse to let it bother me anymore. I'll just find me a new one that I do like, after all I am paying for his services and deserve to be treated with respect.
I'm working on my financial plan that I had mentioned to a few of you. Everything is OK, but not great.
The Lunesta that I have been put on to help me sleep, is making me sleep too much. I took one at 1:30 this morning and woke up 12 hrs. later. Very groggy. I may try just taking a 1/2 tablet and see if that helps.

12-01-2006, 04:53 PM
I have to admit that I totally s@ck at baking. I tried the muffin recipe and the revolution rolls. Mine were fluffy when I removed them from oven and promptly went flat. I ended up dousing them with sugar free syrup and butter and ate them that way. They tasted like french toast. Baking was so much easier and tastier with the no-no flour. The rest of my family thought they were totally gross and even the Dog didn't want them. LOL
Aud, ROFL, I figured out early that if I get a taste of peanut butter that I can't stop. I'll eat a whole jar. Not usually on bread or crackers, just by the spoonfuls.

12-01-2006, 05:24 PM
Robin: Hope the weather doesn't get too nasty for ya! And hope you got everything done you needed to.

Kel: WTG on avoiding the machine! Keep up the awesome work and hope you had a nice sleep :)

Aud: Ok, I'll return the favor.
STEP AWAY FROM THE JUNK!!! And here's the link to the 1 minute muffin: and here is for the whole recipe section: Now remember STAY AWAY FROM THE PB GRAHAMS!!!!! The only time I eat peanut butter is when I have the hiccups. Best saved for that!!

Sherry: Good luck keeping the 1.5 pound gone!! Hope you don't need anymore bathroom trips to do it though!

Lily: Hope you get your dosage for Lunesta worked out! Wonder if that'd work for DH. He doesn't sleep decent! Glad to hear your plan will be ok. And sorry to hear about the baking. I'm not an adventurous baker so I don't know if I suck at it or not. :lol:

Well, I got my exercise in :carrot: 2 mile WATP tape and THEN promptly went through the 20 minute step aerobics!!! WAHOO!! Hopefully the scale drops--but I'm not anticipating a good WI tomorrow as I've added the exercise and I'm sure it'll take a while for the water weight to be gone because of it. But I'm feeling better (waiting to see how I feel tomorrow from doing so much :lol: )!!! We'll see how long I can keep this up :)

12-01-2006, 08:13 PM
I did!! I got it all done!! I had to figure out how to change a blade on our cutter, then had to heat press a bunch of sweatshirts for a store. I thought it was so cool. Its a store for plus sized women called Voluptuous Diva! So that was printed on the front in a very pretty frilly font, and a heart/scrolly thing for the back bottom of the shirts. Very nice!! She had cut them first, cut off the collar and the sleeve cuffs. I loved them. I think Im going to go get myself a couple of these (they are only $5 at kmart) I think my dd would wear sweat shirts like this too, with something cool printed on them.

Got all our deliveries done, got our anual festival walk in, on the strip we used to have a shop on. So all in all it was a good day.

Went out for supper tonight....I had a few french fries....but not many. I ordered the smoked bbq baby back ribs, and wow were they good. So I was pretty full after eating 1/2 a rack of ribs :lol: Still a success as far as Im concerned.

K, Im off to watch the DaVinci code with hubby, have a great evening ladies.

12-02-2006, 11:20 AM
Hi everyone. It is cold here. I just went and put on thick socks and thermal underwear. I used to love winter and the cold didn't bother me, now I can't seem to keep warm enough. Thermostat says 72 degrees, but I'm cold and have a space heater warming me up. We have a lot of ice on the ground. I need to get to the grocery store, but hate to go out in this. I made chili last night and took me out a small bowl before I added the chili beans for my DH and kids.
I slept a total of 15 hrs. yesterday and went to bed at 9PM last night and slept 11 hrs. I think my body just needs to adjust to this sleeping pill. I don't normally take anything like this. I will give it a while to adjust.
My son got a bill for 1756.00 from moving out of his apt. early and breaking his lease. I have a call into my attorney to see if he has to pay this. I know they can't charge him for anytime that they have moved someone else into the apartment. He has enough in his savings acct. to pay it, but I hate to see him have to pay for an extra 4 months of rent that he is living here.

Robin, sounds like you have been busy. I love sweatshirts, I asked for some on my Christmas list. I also wanted flannel PJ's and new hat and gloves. It doesn't matter what I get, I'll go buy myself anything that I still need. LOL

My labrador is pregnant. She is afraid of storms and a couple nights ago it stormed. She's so fat she couldn't jump on my bed like she usually does if she gets scared. LOL, I took her to my DD's room and let her stay with her. She has about 3 more weeks til puppies are due and she is huge already. Almost all of the pups are already spoken for. I plan to keep one female puppy.

12-02-2006, 12:43 PM
ahhhhhh, tx bnerb - - JUST what I NEEDED!!!

I'm being VERY serious when I say that PB/Graham-like episodes are exactly the kind of thing that has derailed me in the past . . . have had some shaky moments since last I Posted - but am muddling thru!

We'e iced in - so planning on getting SUPER BUSY cleaning and eventually getting out to avoid the Boredom Eating Lure!

STAY WARM---ttyal!:smug:

12-02-2006, 10:09 PM
aud, I'm sorry. Didn't mean to offend you about the PB and crackers. I have a real problem with PB myself. I have to measure it because I found that a TBSP can hold 1/2 a cup if you stack it on there just right.

I went grocery shopping this evening. I didn't buy any splenda, too easy for me to make cookies with it. I stuck to on-plan food items.

We ate dinner out and I declined cake, that's something new for me.

12-02-2006, 11:18 PM
Robin: WTG on only eating a couple fries! That took awesome willpower!

Lily: WTG on forgoing the cake. Hope your DS doesn't have to pay the bill! I would love to see pics of the puppies (if you can!).

Aud: Hey there! Question: How about throwing away the grahams so they're not a temptation? Remember me and the raisin advice you gave me? Just trying to help you as well :hug: Hope you're able to kick that addiction!!

Well, WI was better than I expected. Was a little upset as it was "only" 3 pounds until I really thought about's THREE pounds DOWN!!! So I'm ok about it now. And the best news....went to my moms today and turned DOWN CHERRY CHEESECAKE!!! :cb: That's a first for me and it felt GREAT to do that!! So I figure if I can do means I'm on my way to being thin again :cb: On another plus note-I did 1 mile WATP. On a minus note: Didn't drink all my water. ONWARD!!!!

12-02-2006, 11:37 PM
Hey guys! The 1st of december was my first day on Atkins after switching from South Beach! I figured i needed to be a little more strict with what i ate and Atkins seemed to be the answer :)

day 1 i had 16 carbs and today i only had 9.

This seems too good to be true! My goal is to lose 10 pounds in december!

12-03-2006, 01:29 AM
RocknRoll, welcome to the Atkins forum.

Brenda, WTG on not having the cheesecake. Plus on 3 lbs.lost that is fantastic. I'll definitely post pic's of the puppies when they get here. They were so cute last time. (she's had one litter before and this will be her last litter). She is one very spoiled, big lazy lapdog. lol

Oh , I exercised and posted it on exercise thread. Yeah!

12-03-2006, 12:43 PM
Well confession time. I had a meltdown yesterday. I went out in the morning to Trader Joe's trying to get some of their low carb white chocolate, but they didn't have any in the store.

So my evening went into complete meltdown because I didn't want low carb milk chocolate. I wanted REAL chocolate.

But I intend to get back on plan today asap. I got it out of my system and I'm ready to be strong again.

My daughter and I went to Walmart last night and we started looking at clothes (for her). I wound up buying her a suede jacket that was marked down half price to 35 dollars. She is so tiny, just about a size 3 or something, and I didn't see any others there like it, just this one tiny jacket. But she loves it!

At that price I couldn't not buy it. I really didn't want to spend even that much money right now, but it was too much of a bargain to pass up.

12-03-2006, 12:51 PM
Sherry, hope you can forgive yourself and move on. We all have days like this. I know I have and still made it to goal. It's frustrating but it happens. I really like the bags of Russel Stover sugar free candies , If I just have to have chocolate. Also cream savers makes sugar free/carb free candies that are good. I also love Braum's LC ice cream. Believe me, I've tried it all to get my sweets fix. LOL

The coat I bought myself this yr. was from Walmart and soft suede. I like it and it's warm and has a hat. It was only about $40.00.

12-03-2006, 01:43 PM
Girls PLEEEZ! I LOVE your good natured ribbing - can't tell you how many times I've stood at the fridge/cupboard and thought of you all b4 deciding that there really wasn't anything I wanted WORTH confessing to you guys!:dizzy: :^: So not offended at all lilyb, and want to tell you again how important your Posts here are---I know I've been here just a short time, but seeing you @ your goal and the tips mean so much! And, ummmm brendanerb? Didn't I take a full page ad out about your RAISINS? ROTF!:D I feel comfortable admitting to my new found friends that things like the PB/graham snack would trigger a weeks/months long to heck with it eating binge. Not sure if I could admit that to anyone IRL. With your help, I'm back on track - no binge!!! Can't thank you enuf for your support. :hug: And WTG sherry!!! for dusting yourself right back off!:)

I DO have trouble loading this Board - takes forever and sometimes I just say to heck with it. I have dial-up if that matters. I disabled my pop-up blocker and that helped some, but still can be frustrating to come here if I don't have a lot of time.:(

Welcome rocknroll!:welcome2: Congrats on being almost there!

Hi robin! You are really on the move! I get exhausted just reading all that you do!!!:D Hey, whats "WATP?"

12-03-2006, 02:20 PM
aud, I had my DD set up 3Fat chicks under my Favorites column that way I just click on it and it comes straight here. I don't know how she did it, she's 14 and has a lot more computer knowledge than I do. WTG on breaking that binge cycle. I always admit here if I had something off-plan. I need that kick in the butt at times.

I used to have dial-up and got booted all the time. Now I have the hi-speed DSL.

12-03-2006, 06:47 PM

I spent the afternoon skating with some of my fav little kids :lol: I was literally blasted into and boweled over!! I could hear my step daughter hollering at me before I even hit the ice "Are you ok?? OMG, are you ok?!?!? Kid even got to cop a feel :lol: I was going down, and if I would have pushed his hand away, it would have been a very hard fall :lol3: So whats a bit of boob in a hockey glove in the grand scheme of things :rofl: The poor kid(bigger and taller than me) felt so bad, someone had cut him off, and sent him straight into me......all in all we had a great time.

I left dh's christmas present out in the garage, it poured rain over the last couple days, and when I went to go check on it, the bottom 1/4 of the box was soaked :( So I'll get my stepson to help me carry it into the house tomorrow. It should be fine, the actual item is wrapped in plastic...just the box is pretty much trashed.

Well, its time for supper....have a nice evening are all doing great!!