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Old 01-01-2006, 07:06 PM   #1
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Welcome to the January edition of our Weighty Issues thread. We're a group of wonderful women from different walks of life, spread out from the east coast to the west Check us out here! . We support each other through the highs and lows of every day life--it's not just about weight loss, it's about LIFE. If you have something to say or need a shoulder to cry on, come on in, grab chair and stay awhile. You'll be glad you did.

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Old 01-01-2006, 07:17 PM   #2
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Here is the poem I want to put on Tinky's urn when I get him back. It totally describes how this is affecting me.

I ONLY WANTED YOU

They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.

A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.

If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.

Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.

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Old 01-01-2006, 07:21 PM   #3
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CAL, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

I hope you feel better today and can enjoy it.
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Old 01-01-2006, 07:29 PM   #4
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I figured I should start a new thread for the new month. Noelle, You will be so proud of me because I changed the month this time.

Red, Great job on the run. Your new years sounds fun. We just watched movies all night. but it was nice and cozy.

Kempy, I want a Dyson so bad!!! Now that you have told me how awesome they are than I will definately be getting one this summer. Did you guys have a fun night?

Dips, Did you get much time off from school for the holiday? How is that cute little puppy of yours? I would love to just snuggle him.

Deafinlysmart, You enjoy the snow now but you wont come April when it is still snowing out. We all like the first one before Christmas but once Christmas is gone than we all want the snow to go too. How long have you been up here? I will tell you a little about myself: I am a married mom to 3 kids ages 12,12 and 14. I am also a baker for a living. My husband and I have a donut shop at our house where we make wholesale donuts and pastries for the convenience stores in our area. I am a huge animal lover. I have 3 dogs and 5 cats now. My 6 cat just died this week from a urinary blockage that we didnt catch in time. I am heartbroken right now from it.

Who is coming back this week and on what days? Does anyone know off the top of their heads? I am missing everyone.

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Old 01-01-2006, 08:41 PM   #5
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angie, thanks for the new thread! And I'm recovered from my excesses on New Year's Eve but I was wondering why my neck and upper back hurt. Then realized it was from all the crazy moves I was doing! Sound like Dips! Just wanted to say though that the number is wrong AND you have to please change the intro that says we are a bunch of people spread out over the U.S. "from the East Coast to the West." We got Noelle and me!! Sweet poem for Tinky! And cal! Happy Birthday! How are you feeling?
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Old 01-01-2006, 09:15 PM   #6
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OOPS!! I cant change the number now. I wrote it down wrong. Noelle wrote the intro so you gotta blame her.
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Old 01-02-2006, 01:57 AM   #7
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OOPS!! I cant change the number now. I wrote it down wrong.
No problem. Once the old one is gone I won't get confused....

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Noelle wrote the intro so you gotta blame her.
Noelle wrote it?! Must be a mainlander wannabe, eh?!

On another point, as you can see from my mini-goal weight tracker, I set my Valentine's goal at 149 but now I'm thinking 7 or 8 lbs is too much till then. Whaddya think? I'd rather make it less and not feel like I've "failed." It's tough for me to lose, really tough...then again...if I could just stop eating so much....If you think I can do it I'll take you up on the dare. Dares often motivate me.
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Red, The sad thing is that I wrote down the wrong number last month too!! I even wrote down the number this time so I wouldnt mess it up and guess what? I wrote down the number of the last thread so I could add 1 to it!! haha I am dizzy I guess.

I think you should write down a number that you are comfortable with. I wouldnt want you to feel like you failed if it didnt happen either. I wrote down 15 and I am not really sure I can do it but it was a nice round number so I figured that even if I get half the total than at least I have lost so I didnt fail, right? A loss is a loss and we should all be happy with what we can lose. That being said if you want me to dare you I will...
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Old 01-02-2006, 03:19 PM   #9
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Red face early start...

Good morning all. Things are quiet around here, aren't they? On my other thread too. It's strange how some times things are just going too fast to even begin to keep up and then other times it seems like days with little action. angie, thanks for your comment..and don't worry about the number. Actually it would never have even come to my attention. It was because things were slow that the posts were close together and I was confused and clicking on the wrong one.. Yes, the weight number. In pounds it didn't seem far away at all, but when I converted to kilograms, which is what I am used to and what my scale is, it seemed like an awful lot, especially because my scale just doesn't seem to budge...in other words, I don't budge. I seem to have a built-in gauge that keeps my weight the same. No matter how much I exercise, I seem to make up for it with the eating, and if I try to count calories I just feel like I'm starvingg...that coupled with the fact that things are so tough in my life, huge debts, no work. I just so wish there was some bright spot in my life, something to cheer me up, if even just a little bit....

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Hey Red, It is slow here huh? Where the heck is Julie? We havent heard from her in forever.

We can be your bright spot. I know you have helped me so much with the death of Tinky. It helped to have someone to talk to about it. I know some people that are like..."it is just a cat" but you all understand that that isnt true. You have been a great friend to me and I look forward to being the same to you.
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:58 PM   #11
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Default Hey girls......it's 2006!!!

Hi there! I just got back today and wanted to say Hi!!!

Angie, again I'm so sorry about Tinky and totally agree with Red about you not feeling guilty. I'm sure you would've gotten him help sooner if you had known. You were a great mom to him and I know he is watching over you now. On a lighter note, I had to laugh about the thread # . Ok, ok, now I have a few weeks to come up with a new idea for our thread introduction for next time. Something that will include all of us floating on islands outside of the mainland US

Red, glad you got the calendar in time for the New Year! I know I said I sent it off sooner but you know how crazy things get at this time of year . Don't worry about the postage--it was nothing compared to what Dips paid to ship a small box to Hawaii! $17+

Dips! Thanks so much for the gifts--my gosh girl, you spent a fortune for express mail--you didn't have to do that! I appreciate it though, I'm gonna put that NY crystal on my desk at work, too cool! And to get some batteries... I went into the NY, NY casino and thought about you, like if I was wandering around in their facsimile of your neighborhood

Cal, Happy Belated birthday! Get well soon, you don't want to spend the rest of your school vacation sick.

Kempy, you're always welcome to use your new Dyson vacuum at my house. I've got lots of dust and dirt for ya That is cool that you will be joining WW--it works great! Let me know if you need any tips or anything. I'm good at finding low point foods that I can eat a lot of.

Julie, where are ya girl? Hope your New Year is starting off great!!!

Cherie, and you? How are you doing this New Year? Can't wait to hear about your ski trip adventures.

Did I miss anyone? ... be right back.
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:03 PM   #12
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I'm baaaaaaacccccckkkkkkk Whew, I swear I still have a headache from New Year's eve. That block party on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas was sooo fun! For $40 we got to see Cheap Trick, The Gin Blossoms (I don't know who they are) and the Spin Doctors. Plus! all kinds of spirits to get you in the spirit! I went from frozen margaritas to Jack Daniels and diet coke, to who knows what else...it didn't matter after the JD. I was hurting the next day. You should've seen all the cute cops too. I took a picture with one of the hunky ones and I swear, he looks like a freakin' action figure--really chiseled looking I will try and post a pic tomorrow when I get them downloaded. I may be looking buzzed but he was so handsome. It was a blast! I SAY WE MUST GET TOGETHER IN VEGAS SOMETIME SOON. That would be crazy fun. I have to tell you guys that I don't gamble much (table games OR slot machines), but I love to shop and I know where all of the good area malls and outlets are. Vegas is just a fun town to see things, not just for gambling. And HEY! I think i did alright as far as the eating goes. I jumped on the scale as soon as I got home and it was actually lower than when I left so I'm crossing my fingers that by some miracle I may actually have lost weight this trip--and believe me, in Vegas, losing weight is HARD with all the all-you-can-eat buffets! I have to go to another doctors appt. tomorrow, plus my weigh-in at WW so I will let you know how it goes.

Oh and Angie, congratulations on your loss last week! That is so wonderful!
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Old 01-02-2006, 10:00 PM   #13
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Noelle: Glad you are back safe and sound. Sounds like you had a great time. Alberto had to work New Year's Eve and didn't get home until 11:40pm. We stayed up until midnight and just blew kisses to each other; I was still coughing horribly and neither of us want him to get sick too.

Red: Yes, Ashley is my daughter. She just turned 8 in Oct.

Angie: I hope you're feeling better and not guilty anymore. I agree with what the others have said: you would've have gotten help sooner if you'd known. Tinky is still with you.

Dips: Thank you so much for the gift. I love it. I hope things are going well for you.

Kempy, Cherie, and Julie: Hope all is well with you.

I'm still not feeling well and I'm sooooo tired (especially from the coughing). I'll be back when I'm feeling better.

Take care everyone and stay safe and healthy.

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I almost forgot; BIL has painted every room in the house except the master bedroom. It all looks terrific. He was even able to paint the walls in the stairway (it's 20 feet from the floor to the ceiling there). I'm not sure how he and hubby did it with the extension ladder, but it looks great. He told me today that next Friday or Saturday he is going to paint the master bedroom. It will be so wonderful to have all the rooms painted and to have them done by a professional (we only had to pay for the paint....$130 to paint every room in the house and the garage).

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Old 01-03-2006, 10:38 AM   #15
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Good Morning ladies!! I am feeling pretty good today despite the water weight that my body is holding onto. I am pmsing so I guess my body wants to bloat up. Hopefully I can lose it and at least break even Saturday for my weigh in. I got in my workout already and I am making a nice spaghetti sauce for supper. YUM!

Noelle, I am glad you are back. We missed ya. Your New Years Eve sounds like you had so much fun. I cant wait to see the pics. You went with a bunch of your employees right? Good Luck at your docs today. And your weigh in as well. I am sure you will have a great loss!! Why? Because you ROCK!!!!

Cal, I hope you feel better soon. I cant wait to see pics of your house. Wanna send your BIL over my way. I need to repaint my livingroom and dining room.
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