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Old 11-18-2005, 12:31 PM   #1
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MARTI~there was a lot of people out yesterday! It wasn't too bad but I did notice everyone buying for Thanksgiving. I did some of mine Wednesday when I shopped but not all. Not having out T-Dinner until December 4th anyway so there's no rush. Just going to cook a small ham dinner for T-Day DD wants ham. Like you though, sometimes I don't mind being in the crowds and somedays I do. What I really hate is people being rude and it seems that get especially rude this time of year for some reason. Glad you are feeling better.

KATY~that show (My Name Is Earl) cracks me up! Jamie Pressley plays that part so well, of course they all do. Glad to hear little Leigh did well with the testing and the brain hat. Hope everything comes back fine.

JANE~I bought two books of the cookie stamps and then one of the Madonna. My cards are done, w/address labels and stamps. Just need to get a Christmas letter together and some pics to send along with them. So maybe they won't get mailed before we leave for GA. But at least they are done.Macy made me think of Jason when he was little. My mother took them to see Land Before Time and he was upset and cried when the mom died. I think it was someones mom. I can't remember...it was so long ago.

SUE~hoping you can make it to Vegas next June! We thought about going out on Thanksgiving several times but have yet to do it. I'm sure whent he kids are gone we will. And thanks! I am trying and it seems to be working. I haven't gotten much walking in this week because my back went out Sunday but will get back on track Monday. I don't want to risk it going out again so don't want to push myself. Your house sounds like it's going to be nice. And I too wish some days I could do the bewitched thing. Wouldn't that be great!

ANGIE~your outfit sounds soooo pretty! And yes, it seems there are a lot of people against Wal-Mart for their work ethics/practices, my SIL being one of them. The funny thing is she works for them in management! She likes it and makes good money so...I really hate going there sometimes but not for those reasons. I think people are always going to boycott all places for one reason or another. There's really not anywhere else to shop here except the local grocery store and their prices are a lot higher than Wal-Mart. You so exhaust me...reading your posts and seeing how busy you are all the time!

HI to everyone else!

Well, I think it is official...we are going to put our house up for sale after Thanksgiving. Probably when we get back from GA. We are going to move back to where we lived before moving here. Don't look forward to moving again but then at the same time I do. We'll see what happens...because I have gone back and forth on this for a month so tomorrow we may not. Putting poor V through the wringer. He wants to and I can't decide. One day I do and then I look at all the work we've done and I don't want to start over again. I like my house but I know I can be happy wherever I go and make the next one our home. I told him if we do this we are not moving again! Anyway...Not much on the old agenda for today. Have some e-mailing to get done and possibly work on that Christmas letter and that's about it. And that's about all I have for now.

Take care ladies and have a WONDERFUL weekend!
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Hi everyone.

Not too good of a day here. My daughter's surgery was postponed because her period started this morning. They've rescheduled for Dec. 23. It's hard to believe they're that busy that she has to wait another month. Well, another month to worry and pray. Not much else we can do.

I'll post again when I'm in a better mood. Just wanted to let you all know what was going on. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers. Keep 'em coming!

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Hi
I really dont have a place on this forum, I would like to ask a question, my question is Before i buckled down to lose weight I became very angery and resentful, and i dont know why, I'am not usally an angry person so these feelings are difficult to express. has any one experienced this and if so what did you learn?
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Hi ladies,

Angie - sounds like you made out like a bandit with the wool coat! And you're gonna be gorgeous in your Christmas outfit. I can just see you working on those wigs, lol.

Marti - Neal used to wait until the day before Christmas Eve to shop when we first got married. He learned early on to stop doing that, lol, when things were too picked over. But I have to admit, he hates shopping of any kind, lol. Btw, still no word from Walt Disney World! All in good time, I suppose.

Barbara - you may be on to something with the Day Camp! But I'm wondering how many people can take off work or time from their lives for such an intensive program. Maybe you could do some marketing research which would give you a better idea of the feasibility of it.

Sue - be prepared for it to be cold in Indiana. I can only hope it snows. YAY for ranch houses - no steps to climb!! The house will be 3 bedrooms, (but one of them will serve as a computer room), a living room, a kitchen with a large dining area next to it, a small morning room, a laundry room, and 2 full baths, and a partial basement. It's not big, but since we're retiring, we don't really need too much room anymore. We'll be staying in this house, until the new one is ready.

Cristi - thank you for the Thanksgiving card. That was really sweet of you! I didn't send any this year, but will send Christmas cards. Deciding to move is a huge step - glad you decided one way or the other. I sure don't want to go through it, and like you, this will be the LAST time!! Of course, I thought the last time was it, lol.

Connie - sorry about your DDs surgery postponement. And right before Christmas, too!

Michelle - please know that you've got a place now, if you want one. In answer to your question - I got angry about a lot of personal things regarding my weight before I began to lose, and I'm usually a very, very upbeat, happy person. I was angry at myself for the things I could no longer do, for having to shop for "tents", for harming myself with all the junk I was consuming, etc. But most of all, I was mad at myself for letting myself get to such a weight when I am normally a very organized, in-control sort of person. Feeling out of control over my own weight and eating lifestyle was almost more than I could bear. I feared where it would end. That's one reason I began a journal/diary before I even started WW. I needed to assess just where I was, mentally, before I could even thing of moving forward. One thing I refused to do was blame others for my weight. As in - "someone hurt my feeling, so I have to eat" or "the cookies are for the kids, so I have to have them in the house" or "eveybody brings food to the meetings, so I don't want to hurt their feelings and not eat". So, I guess you could say that I took responsiblity for my own actions. Have you read the thread I wrote on how I lost 85 pounds? There may be something in that to give you something to ponder. Hope this has helped. If you need to, feel free to PM me, ok? But please feel free to share here anything about your weight gain/loss you'd like to tell us about. You're doing great so far, btw!!

Neal went with Mary to Makenzie's Thanksgiving lunch at the preschool today while I watched the other 2 sweeties. But honestly, there's just not much going on around here worth talking about. Just been doing cleaning and laundry. I don't know how Neal and I can dirty so many clothes each week!

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Hello Ladies, AGAIN!

Just can't seem to stay away sometimes! We finished dinner earlier than usual and I am wasting time before Reba comes on.

JANE~I too like ranch houses! Of course I don't mind a two story house either as long as there is a ladies room on the first floor. Your house sounds like it is going to be nice too! Bet you guys can't wait to get started! Yeah, ditto on not moving again!

MICHELLE~I was going to say I wasn't angry at all until I read what Jane posted. I still don't want to say that I was angry as much as just tired of being overweight. Of course I haven't lost as much as you or Jane but the little bit I have lost definitely has made a difference. And has made me want to keep on going. And to our little corner of 3fc!

CONNIE~so sorry your DD & family has to endure another month of waiting, and right before Christmas. Will keep her in my prayers.

Hi to everyone else

Well, guess I am going to surf the internet and see what I can find. Still have 30 mns. left until Reba. Or maybe I'll grab my book and get some reading done.

Take care ladies and have a good weekend! See ya
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Cristi,,,moving? wow and you did so much work in your home. We have been snooping in the realitor guide,,bad place to look. Found a house 4 level split. 2300 sq feet. With extra large double garage. Right now we are scrunched into 1400 without garage...but 600 sq feet being renovated so soon it will be up to 2000,,,but still not enough space. Went to Home Depot this evening,,,bought drywall mud, rounded corners and lights. Looked at carpet.
The land before time,,,I think it was Longneck that lost his momma. I cried..lol

Jane,,I like the sound of your house...perfect amount of space.

Sue, I swear I have only spent 20 bucks in LV in all the times I have been there,,,Im a non smoker so I do try to avoid the casinos and the smoke.

Michelle,,I think we all get angry and resentful of our weight..the inablity to lose it fast,,,or to physically do things. Hate shopping for clothes,,,cause of the styles and or the cost. What really burns me is my lack of willpower,,,or possibly my memory...there are times when Im swallowing something really bad,,,and its only after is too late that I realize hey Im on a diet! duh ...OR is it memory loss or selective memory? dang I want that sweet gooey junk food....then I get mad.
In high school,,,I was miss popularity..cheerleader, great athlete..everything. I was never ignored,,,not that Im ignored now.. But I have seen over weight teen girls in school who are ignored..like they don't anything good to offer. I wonder if they were slender,,would they be ignored? That makes me angry. Don't judge a book by its cover...
Anyways geesh have I said enough?..lol
Ladies any plans for the weekend?
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Connie,,,Im sorry they postponed your DD surgery...shes in my prayers.

Im hoping they don't plan to do that with me cause with the way my TOM works its more then a 50% chance I will have it. They have postponed it from Feb 9th to the 22nd already...fingers crossed they will stop at that.
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thankyou Ladies for welcoming me to your group.

Jane: you described all the internal conflict that was withen me, but i lacked the words, i'am sure they would have come if I was still long enough to hear me. I read your 85 loss article, and I too have come to that place of resolution. I have to learn to accept a compliments, and when men begin to notice, that I wont use weight to hide from there remarks. and to enjoy the extra attention my husband will be lavishing upon me.

Angie: I too was popular not a cheerleader,more but withen the groups i hung with and in the classrooms, I use to be fit and trim thanks to uncle Sam I served in the Army and i had killer legs.......then I got married had kids lived a sedentary life.......I lost myself in the roles I had become a mother a wife sunday school teacher etc. but I didnt know what colors attracted me I didnt know what books I like to read.....I'am now in the process of discovering me all over again.....what a shame to put yourself on hold.



for my weightloss rewards, I bought me a new bra and low and behold I was one of the few people in the world who actually wore the right size ( according to oprah bra show) I went froma 40D to a 38D after loosing 20 lbs I thought for sure I would loose the most from my chest....I guess not. and I also bought new cosmetics....its been a long time since I bought anything for myself and I felt so on top of the world.
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She Got IN!!!!

Katie got her acceptance letter today from Walt Disney World in Florida, to work there as part of the college program! She's at her computer right now picking a date to start. Just had to share this with you all!!

I'll be back later to do individuals.
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Hello and a very good Saturday to everyone!

JANE~Yippee!!! CONGRAT'S to KATIE!!! Bet that is going to be so much fun for her. So details, we want details! I truly am happy for her, and you because I know how much you wanted this for her also.

ANGIE~yes, we have done soooo much and that's making me kind of sad. I do really like my house and we just fixed it the way we want and like it. But you know what? Vince does so much for me all the time and I think that's the least I can do for him. It doesn't really matter where we live as long as I have my family. Where ever we live we will make it our home again so...I don't cherish the thought of moving though and starting over. ICK! And as I said in another post, I told him if I agree we won't be moving again after this. I am so tired of moving. Your basement sounds like it's coming along nicely. 2000 sq. ft. is a nice sized house.

MICHELLE~know what ya mean about living a sedentary life. I think at some point we all go through that, always putting the family before ourselves. I learned to take time for me though and DH encourages it. When momma's happy, everyone's happy!

MARTI~hope you are feeling better.

SUSAN~how about you missy? How are you and the girls doing? I'm still waitin' on some of thos cookies...didn't you say you were going to share?!

KATY~hope little Miss Leigh is doing fine.

MARYKATE~hope you had a great WI.

SUE~how's it going in Vegas? Wishing I was there where it's warm!

Hi to anyone and everyone I missed.

Well, ladies, I am going to do some much needed cleaning today. I have the house to myself, sort of. Jason is working, Carrie decided to sleep late, really late, and Vince is also working so it is pretty quiet around here. And I have nothing to do. Ran a couple of errands this morning early and will do a couple of loads of laundry and that's about it. So will do some dusting and vacuuming and call it a day and get some reading done.

Hope your weekend is going great so far! Take care ladies and have a good one!
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Happy Saturday!

Jane, WHOO HOO FOR KATIE!!! I grew up in LA and always wanted to work at Disneyland, but ended up going to Northern CA as soon as I graduated. Hope she has a blast working at Disneyworld Your new house sounds like it will be wonderful. Since you're staying in the old one until the new one is built...are you building the new one right next to it? I think you had mentioned you liked the site of the old one right where it was.

Angie, your holiday outfit sounds wonderful -- and what a bargain on that coat! I love finding hidden treasures like that. One time I was at a garage sale, and they had a whole box of books toward the end of the day...I wanted 2 of them, and offered them $5 for the whole box. Then I took out the two I wanted and took the rest to the used book store -- and got $30 in credit. Yay!!!

Connie, sorry they postponed your daughter's surgery. I'll bet she'd like to have it over and done with. Right before Christmas, too, ugh. Will it be outpatient, so she can come right home?

Michelle -- anger? Over weight issues? Who, ME????? Umm, yeah I guess so... Mad that my clothes didn't fit, mad I had to buy bigger clothes, mad about all the things I couldn't/can't do because of my weight, mad that Tim and I couldn't fit comfortably in the same car on the Matterhorn, mad at people for treating me differently because I'm heavy even though I'm still me inside, mad at myself that I didn't start this sooner... yeah, mad, and sad, and depressed. I'm still struggling with all of that, but at least I know I'm in this for the long haul, and slowly but surely, even if it's hard along the way, I'll get to my goal.

Cristi, moving? ACK!!! I hate moving...well, I hate the process, but love being in a brand new tidy space and pretending to myself for one brief shining moment that I am an organized person. That feeling wears off all too quickly for me, alas You seem to like changes and new things though...always changing your avatar and signature (notice, mine has been the SAME avatar since I started posting here), painting walls, rearranging furniture, so even though it's a ton of work, I'll bet some part of you thrives on the adventure of moving BTW, thanks for the Thanksgiving card...I didn't get any out, let's see if I do better for Christmas. Oh, and it sounds like you may not be cooking Thanksgiving dinner, but I'll still post a few recipes on the recipe thread if anyone is interested.

Marti, I saw a funny Thanksgiving card that made me think of you on the gazelle -- a turkey was on a treadmill, and it said something like "poultry in motion"

Barbara, I dunno about a day camp per se, hard to imagine since my weekdays are filled with work, but I'd love to do a long weekend spa kind of thing, that maybe had yoga classes, and healthy cooking classes, and yummy healthy food, and motivational speakers, etc.

Hi to Katy, and Sue, and everyone else...

Had the nerve conduction test done on my arm, never ever want to go through one of those again, it was hideous. I evidently have radial tunnel syndrome -- like carpal tunnel (they found signs of that too), but up at the elbow. Explains why I wake up several times a night with my thumb and index finger completely numb, keep dropping things, and my arm hurts by the middle of every work day and is killing me by the end of the work week. So now, I get referred back to the hand surgeon Not real confident in the guy the worker's comp people sent me to (he thought my left arm was the problem until he realized the xray was reversed!), but there was someone else in the same office that was recommended to me, so I'm going to see if they will reschedule me with her.

OH, almost forgot...last two weeks were really discouraging, gained 1.4 and 1.2 and I was trying so hard to be good, and feeling sooooooooo deprived and sorry for myself. But I knew I hadn't been drinking water like I should and had gotten sloppy about weighing and measuring portions...anyway, this week I was down 5.4! whew! Still wasn't good about journaling, and still eyeballing a lot of measurements, but tried to be more portion-aware, and drink more water. Maybe I was retaining water, dunno. Anyway, lost the 2.6 I gained over the last two weeks and then some, so I'm headed back in the right direction Now, if I can just make it through Thanksgiving week without GAINING, I'll be satisfied. I added a new mini-goal ticker, since I have such a lonnnnnnnng way to go on my total loss, trying to encourage myself a bit.

Alright, gonna post a few recipes, then gotta a big bookcase-moving project in store, oh boy...

If I don't see you before...

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Just poppin in real quick as Jhanai is here this weekend....not much time for computer until she's in bed.

But had to say two things:

Congratulations Katie!!!

And a big to Michelle!

I will be back on later tonight for individuals. Have a great Saturday!
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Hi again ladies!

Was getting ready to get off and saw that MARYKATE and MARTI had posted and thought I would say Hi-HI!

MARYKATE~you know you are probably right in that a part of my thrives on moving. But I'm not sure. You don't know how I've gone back and forth for the last month and 1/2. One day I am fine with moving and then the next, no I don't want to. I am driving Vince and the realtor crazy! He needs to just get over here and put it up before I change my mind again! I don't think so much the moving though as being able to decorate a new house! I really don't thrive on change for sure. As far as redecorating the house or changing something like an avatar, yes, but as far as every day living, no. Oh, I am cooking Thanksgiving dinner...it's just going to be December 4th and I would appreciate the recipes. We go to GA Nov. 30-Dec. 2 for Josh's turning blue ceremony and his graduation on the 2nd. And rather than stay an extra day we are flying back that night. We'll get in late and I plan on sleeping in Saturday so Sunday we will have our Thanksgiving Dinner. Just postponing it for him. Because I know he is just waiting for a big fat turkey to eat! on your loss this week! WOOHOO! That's a GREAT loss! Keep up the good work! Sorry to hear about your arm/elbow. Ouch, that must of hurt.

Hiya MARTI! Have a good weekend with Miss Jhanai!

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