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Old 03-14-2003, 04:43 PM   #1
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Hi all! Well, I didn't want everyone to yell at me again for starting a thread and not posting. Now you'll be sorry!

I'm still sick. Sinus drainage, sore throat. The doctor wouldn't call a script in for me, wanted me to come in. Well, how dare she. So I didn't go. I'm suffering here on my own. Now my neck is so sore, I think my glands are swollen.

Had to do a couple of quick jobs today, but I'm off tomorrow. Then a couple of small things to do on Sunday this week. No 'showgirl' stuff though!

Deon: What made it 'click' this time??? OMG, just be glad it happened. I've been waiting and waiting for another 'click'!! * Sandy was only pulling your leg. DH stands for any 'd' word in front of husband that you can think of. Dumb works, so does darling, dingy and damn, depending on the moment! * Congrats on the 4 pounds. That's awesome!!!

Sara: I can't wait to hear you tell of how your old high school buddy reacts when she sees you. Have a great time catching up. * BTW, did you get your reply for graduate school yet?

Jen: I'm sorry to hear that your husband is shipping out. That must be very hard. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and him. Also please know that this is a great place to dump those feelings. You can come here to talk. We all love you. [[[hugs]]]

Steph: You weren't supposed to notice that I started the last thread without posting. shhhhhhh!

2cute: What a cool idea doing the mapping to friend's houses for walking or riding! That's really neat! * Don't you like my little ??? I did like the kiss too. The red devil is easier for me to find when I'm looking for where I left off though. And yes, I live in a quad so there are stairs everywhere. My 'flights' are only 8 steps, but when I do laundry, it's up 3 'flights' to carry the stuff up to our bedrooms. OUCH!

Tina: That's cute that you can't even wait a full 6 weeks for a trim. I bet it won't be long before you go shorter yet.

J-ann: I sure understand where you're coming from with the 2 threads. As you know, I tried to do that for a long time. It just was too much. I hope you'll stop in here from time to time to say 'hi' and let us know you're still around. If not, we may have to come after YOU!!!

Sandy: 2 pounds!!! Good girl! Certainly it was well worth the work. * You weren't supposed to notice the lack of post either! That website was a real hoot!!!

Mary: That's too bad that everyone wants to dump their problems on you. Just means you're a good listener!

Michelle: Wow! 10 pounds! You must be doing something right! Good going!!!

Lucky: Not too good on what speed you're supposed to do the mile in, however, it seems like some of the others know. My WW leader is a walker for some years now and I think what she said was she does an eight minute mile and that's a really good clip. More like power walking, I'm guessing.

Katrina: Ok, girl. You came to read 3 hours ago. What's taking so long for you to say a few words?????

Gotta run. Honey's almost home and I'm going to run out and get fish dinners from the local Catholic Church for dinner. Geez, can I use that as a tax deduction? Donation to a church, just like GS cookies are tax deductible? Just a thought.
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Dear Thin,
Sorry I had to point out the fact that you did not post I almost did again today when I popped on and saw you started another one, but I gave you the benifit of the doubt and waited a while to see if you were gonna bless us with a post. Just kidding, if it wernt for you the posting pages would be ever so long.
Where is everyone tonight? We were chatty yesterday and today????
Tina, the pics really show a big difference!! You look great. And look how much of a difference in your face. Way to go!! Keep up the good work, I'm pulling on the reigns to slow up this wagon to let you back on, am I gonna have to tighten up your seatbelt?

DH= Dear hubby, damn hubby, dumb hubby, darn hubby, demented hubby, dang hubby, dipshit hubby, darling hubby, and my all time favorite when I'm mad!!! Dic*head hubby. I think I covered about all of them.

Katrina, you've had tons of time to post us a message, are you just playing lurker tonight? Hope all is going well.

Deon & Steph?????????????????

Jen, I'm sorry to hear that hubby is shipping out. You can tell him I am behind him 100%, I'm in no way political, I prefer peace everywhere (home, work, school, world) but I do believe that our armed forces should be highly respected!!! So does that mean that you and kids will be in Germany while he is gone? Wow, in a strange country and no hubby? I'm a whimp!!!!

Sara, that would be a blast to see someone you havn't seen in years and you are almost 1 whole less person!! You are awesome.

Mary, I say, just listen to them and say yup or nope....you must be someone they feel they can confide in? But, I have finally learned not to take on my familys crap, I have enough of my own. Good luck to you.

Everyone else, please post so I can write to you.

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See? It's because I'm back, everyone has gone into hiding again.

We had a wonderful time in NY...saw Chicago, it was great. Turns out we had front row seats and didn't even know it til we got there! Left of center, but right on the aisle, so we were right there! So cool. I haven't seen the movie, but now I will have to compare...see what Richard Gere does as a song and dance man...mmm! This morning we walked down to Central Park and took a carriage ride around the Park. It was SO cold, but very nice at the same time! and yes, we ended up buying a timeshare...she said sheepishly... I know we'll get lots of use out of it, we already love going to the city, will just get there more often now. We already booked the night before Thanksgiving, so that we can watch them inflate the balloons for the parade, then stay for the parade itself on Thanksgiving day...with plenty of time to get home to...er...somebody's cooking! I'm excited.

Our daughter found out yesterday that she has been accepted to the school that she had her heart set upon...it's on Staten Island, which is part of NYC...just a short ferry ride to Manhattan. So everyone is happy around here.

sounds like we have a LOT OF LOSERS around here! Hurray for all of us! We are doing this, we're making it happen, and we're doing it together! We rock!

I like the idea of logging miles with a certain destination in mind. I used to subscribe to ediets, and a group that I posted with chose a centrally located destination (Mount Rushmore--I had a LOT of walking to do from NJ!) and we'd post the miles AND a description of the sights we saw along the way...it was fun!

We even used the amount of time exercised, instead of mileage, for those who weren't walkers. Every 15 minutes was a mile.

Anyone care to pick a location?

I can't reply to everyone tonight. I still have to sew patches on a scout shirt. I swore I'd do it tonight. #@%&$#

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we all walk to Malia's ???? Great location and I miss her.

Michelle, thanks for the story. Sure glad you don't have to come after me.

I walked my 2 miles today again. I guess I am not too far off since I do a 20 min mile. Some days are faster than others.

I also seem to remember that the distance is more important the time when walking? Anyone hear that or have info the other way?

Here is another picture of me since you like the last one so much. This is after my perm.
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Morning all I am getting ready for work. I am going into the city this afternoon. I'll try to catch chat tonight on My Family about 7:30 central time.
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Good morning ladies...

I'm a happy girl today...I lost another pound. But it's an unofficial one, since it's not weigh in day. I'm at 252. I took my stats out from under my name, because they were not accurate. I had posted that 251 right after I was sick, (and elated at the number!) but it was not a true weight. I hovered around 244-5 when I was eating again. I was going to change the number under my name, but couldn't bring myself to post a higher one...(I know, I'm always preaching about "it's only a number!") so I took it off altogether. Does that make sense? Maybe when I get under 250, I'll post numbers again. There...I got that off my chest...I feel better! as, I'm sure, do all of you! Anyway, I'm still counting points and staying on the low carb side. It seems to do the trick for me.

Lucky... Okay, we'll "walk" to Malia's! Would you wait for me when you get to the West Coast? You've got a head start!

Thin... Geez, you sure showed that doctor, didn't you? Swallow your pride and get your butt to the doctors and get an antibiotic! We need you in top form for the swim to Malia's! {{Feel better.}}

Michelle... 10lbs...what a start! Good for you! Nothing like a big loss to spur you on...keep up the good work!

Sandy... Hmmm...i think I've used most of those "d words" to describe my hubby, at one time or another! BTW...congrats on the 2 lbs! I think I'm gonna be like the lady who lost hers 8/10ths at a time...but it's gonna come off AND STAY OFF this time!

Tina... Even though you feel that your food choices are not be the best lately, it's so good that you are sticking to the exercise...you are doing a great job! And your pictures prove it!

Mary,,, I know it's hard when family members want to unload their problems on you...especially when that's the only time they call! Hang in there!

Jen... You and your family are in my prayers, hon. I can't imagine the stress that you are under. It would be so easy to turn to food to alleviate that...but it won't!!! It will only add to your anxiety. I know, easy for me to say. Come here and post often to keep away from the frig! {{{hug}}}

Steph... So good to see so much of you lately! Sounds like you're getting lots of exercise in. When my kids were in strollers, we walked all over the place, i loved it...good for you, good for them***double bonus!

Sara... I hope you're having a blast with your hs friend! She will have a great role model for her own efforts!

Deon... 4 lbs! You go girl! That was a big click! Coming here helps, doesn't it? Keep it up!

2cute... Have a great trip. I hope all the family stuff works itself out. ..."...accept the things you cannot change..." {{{HUGS}}} I'm glad you're doing so well with your food...

BAYLEE... Come see us, honey...we need your wit and wisdom!

J-annGood luck to you, sweetie...pop in and see us every once in a while!

Is that everyone? PLEASE forgive me if I have missed anyone. The phone hasn't stopped ringing and I've got an antsy teenager here, rarin' to go prom dress shopping! Just what I want to do...go to the mall on a Saturday...

have a good weekend all...hope to see some 'chatters' tonight!
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Good Morning all,
Today, well tonight dh and I have to go to a dinner/dance thing. It is pot luck and I am making yeast rolls as we speak and OMG they smell wonderful, but I have the window open to drown out the smell. Anyway, about this dinner, as it's pot luck I have no way of counting my pts!!! first time for this. I am being really strict with myself today so as that tonight, I can just eat a little of whatever looks like it would not be to high in fat. Does that sound like a plan. And yesterday I banked like 10 pts, so I think all will be okay . I just can't give myself permission to go overboard (not yet)
I know I told you all I would try not to get on those lovely scales till mid week, but could not help myself this a.m. It read 275.5, (wow) another 1.5 gone????But I am not gonna change my signature down bottom till WI day on Thursday, maybe it will be more? Who knows, but nothing is official till WI day. Stepping on them and seeing that did help me think about tonight and how hard I have worked for this, and knowing that 1/2 a pound more will be 20#'s gone, one of my first mini goals. I think I need to make a list of these mini goals before I forget them .

Katrina, you will get there, just like the rest of us, we all just loose differently. I wish I could loose faster, but have decided I will take whatever the scale god grants me each week.

Okay, I guess Malia was before my time here on the thread, but I am taking it she lives in Hawaii? That sure is a long way from Maine, might take me a year to get there? But just like Weight loss, I will turtle along till I get there, are you all gonna wait for me to cross the ocean? Please bring plenty of sunlotion, I burn easy on the saltwater.

Gotta go check the rolls and I think I need to make another batch. Ther first batch made 132 mini rolls and there are an estimated 49 couples coming. Maybe another 1/2 batch. they are really small rolls.

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Malia is in Hawaii and has a wonderful flower garden. We can all sit in it with her talking and drinking, laughing and applying sun screen!

I walked 5 miles this morning. I hope to do another 2 this afternoon. I am listening to a book on tape and want to hear the end.

I need to get some new bras. Mine are hardly there and certainly don't do the job anymore. Oh, Thin!!!! bra expert extrodinaire..where are you?

I really like this one I am looking at - "Fully Posture Bra - reinforced criss-cross back; cushioned straps but it has front closure" I remember having some of those years ago and sometimes if you made the wrong move - wa- la, the girls were free!!! Do any of you use the front closure ones?

The other one that has peaked my interest is "cotton lined, firm uplift" and I need uplift!!!!

Will check in later for your critique of my selections.
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what I saw this other group do is for example:

We would start with the East coast chicks and start with whoever is farthest and highest - say Sandy. Then figure miles from her house to Kat's, then to Michelle, etc until we have a "line" from the Eastest coast chick to the Westest coast chick. Then we all report our exercise and take off from Sandy's .... did that make sense?
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Hello everybody! Hope you are all doing well. I hear it got to 50 degrees out today, but I've been hybernating in the house, still feeling crappy.

We are going out to dinner this evening with some friends of ours so maybe that will brighten my day. One can only hope.

DH (you figure out what the 'D' is for this time ) was kind enough to tell me to stay in bed this morning, which I really tried to do. Then #1 son got up and took a shower in the bathroom next to my bedroom and played in the sink (doing God knows what) for another 15 minutes. Then I hear the clacking of the keyboard keys from #2 son's room. Then and this is where the 'D' comes in DH starts banging around the dishes in the sink downstairs. and he was worried about the blinds being open and the sun being too bright! YIKES! Needless to say, it was then time to get up.

Sandy: If I may suggest, just go through your points book before dinner tonight and check out some of the stuff you may see there like: macaroni salad, potato salad, ham, beef ...whatever you think you might see at a potluck. Then you'll have some idea of what things 'cost' before putting them on your plate. Kinda like going to a restaurant, you never know what their ingredients are but you can bet they're not reduced fat or calorie. My WW leader always says "pick 3" when going to a buffet. Peruse the entire buffet before entering the line. Then pick 3 items that you really want to have. Stick to those 3 things and load the rest of your plate with salad and veggies and you'll be fine.

Katrina: Even though you weren't planning on it, the timeshare will probably be really nice for you and your family since you love the city. Is it like other timeshares where you can exchange dates there for ones elsewhere in the country? My friend and her husband bought one and they've used Mexico, Florida, Colorado and are going to Tennessee in June. * A HUGE congratulations to your daughter on her acceptance in the college of her choice! That is so nice that she got in to her first pick. I'm sure you are all thrilled. * BTW, I'm sure my doctor was really hurt that I didn't go in to see her!

Mary: Have fun in the city. Are you on a mission, or just going for fun?

2cute: Enjoy everyone being around. Before you know it they'll all go home and you'll be there with just DH wanting them all to return. * We miss you too.

Lucky: Well, you made me go climb upstairs to my drawer to pull numbers for you. I know which bra you're talking about. I haven't had that one, but have used others before that were front closures. They never came completely undone, but sometimes the top clasp did so it would stick out funny if you were wearing like a tee shirt top. Never really liked them much. The one style that I really like is a Playtex 18 Hour bra #4693. There are several reasons I like it so much. One is that the cups are actually full and I don't bulge out the top of them. Two is because it has a wider area on the strap that's padded a little for your shoulder. And third, and probably the biggest reason is because of the type of elastic that they use for the sides. It is, I don't know how to describe it. I want to say firmer or stiffer, but that makes it sound uncomfortable and they're not. It's...how 'bout...sturdier. Yeah, maybe that's a better word. Some of the bras seem to have flimsy elastic on the sides that doesn't hold the flab and seems to stretch out quickly. This elastic is really different and holds it's shape and yours. Now aren't you really sorry you asked for my opinion on bras????

I think I caught everyone. If not, sorry. I'll try to catch up with you all later. I'm going up to take a shower so that I'm good and dry by the time we go out to dinner. I don't want to feel worse that I already do. See ya soon.
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I appreaciate all of your information, Thin. Bras are so expensive I want to get the most for my dollar.

I was thinking of getting a smaller cup size but - maybe not. I was being optimistic about my weight loss. Hmmmm always some new thought to think about!
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Oh my gosh! I was having withdrawals. I lost my password so I couldn't log on and this thing wouldn't send me my new one and I deleted cookies, anyway long story short, I couldn't get on here last night. I don't know who all I missed, but I do have to say you are all inspiring me to get out and go for a walk. I may do that later today. Eating is still going great. I think I would just curl up into fetal position and suck my thumb if I didn't have this site. I love you all. Gotta run. Thanks to all !!
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Lucky, I think if you got to either playtex or Haines Her way .com you can use the tool that gives you the correct size bra you are supposed to buy. Good luck.

I found out some so/so news today. I was kinda bummed but know I have the power and the will to get back to it. My mil is one of the weight recorders for our local TOPS group as Ive mentioned before. So, she has access to the past years and years and years of weight charts. Well, I asked her to pull 1997 which was in the attic, the others more current years are kept at the TOPS meeting location, but she is gonna check it for me. Anyway, in 1997 (mind you in August I was 8 months prego...with Alexis.) On August 7th I weighed 246.5 ....Alexis born on Aug. 13th and I weighed in again on August 21st or something like that and I weighed in at 226. So I am now 30 lbs heavier than when I was 8 months prego!!!!! Anyway, this has been bugging me all day, but I know to come here and chat with you all. I will get back down there (I did not realize I was that close to onederland at one time) I will get there now, I will!!!! Thanks for listening to me ramble on about everything, sometimes it just helps to write it all down. And like I said before I won't tell anyone but you all my true weight to date.

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