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Old 07-01-2003, 04:54 PM   #1
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Hey gals. I'm sitting here at my desk with my size 14 jeans which are a bit snug in the waist. I am wearing them to remind me why I should continue to make good food choices and that yes, it IS difficult to lose weight, but the reward of better health and a much improved self-image is worth it. I need help! I need a kick in the pants and a jerk on the belt to keep me on the wagon. I don't want to whine on and on about it, because I am trying to do this. I am in a terrible slump right now--the worst I have experienced since starting back in October. I don't know what it is that kept me going before, but I seemed to have lost it temporarily--and I do mean temporarily because I am in no way going to give up completely. I am thinking about joining WW. I think it's something about reporting in person to someone that will keep me on track. I don't know... I need a change, I need to do something before I gain all this darn weight back. End of rant.

My 10 y.o. neice went to the park behind our house and found a big, white rabbit yesterday. We went back to the park and caught it, now it's in a cage at home. I don't know if we're keeping it or not because we already have one rabbit. This one's huge compared to the one we have, who's a black dwarf. I think it's cute, a little dirty, but very cute and tame...I'm sure my sister will be thrilled with another animal to take care of

Angie hope your b-day is a great one. Hehe, we're the same "age" now aren't we? The site must've been down for a while earlier since I couldn't get on at 3 a.m. my time ( I woke up to use the bathroom) . I wanted to be one of the first to wish you a ...the thought was there, eh?

Kempy, you too, you're on vacation right? Gosh, I hope all that severe weather didn't affect your partying. Thinking good thoughts for you.

Summer, your pool sounds great. I would've loved to get one that size (I saw them at KMart) but I chose the much smaller one for my son, we have the space but it's not my house...plus the board of water supply has us on "conservation" mode. Mmmmm, I love margaritas too. Haven't had one in a while, maybe this weekend though...

Holly, I so hear your frustration. I'm with ya. Let's get our heads back on straight and get this weight off. You can do whatever you set your mind to (I'm just reminding myself also) . Hmm, ritzy wedding coming up soon? Sounds like a good time. I'm sure you'll be as beautiful as the bride.

Emily so did your rhubarb win? And dragon boat races? Those are so cool. I've only seen them on tv, never in person. Sorry, I'm not a very good gift giver, I usually give kids clothes (and you know how much they love to get those) or money...maybe savings bonds? Don't shoot me, that's my mother talking

Jen are you still driving around NM?

Everyone else, hope you're having a wonderful day.

Only 3 more days then I'm Maui bound...yahoo!
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Noelle, Here is your kick in the pants and your jerk on the belt. I hope it helps. I would come do it in person but I am afraid that you would never be able to get rid of me.

Jay woke up at 3 to deliver and he remembered it then too but he also forgot at 7 while we were walking. hehe

I am so jealous that you are going to Maui. Have fun and think of me because I will be slaving over donuts all week while you are having fun. What a life I live huh?

Jen, Where are you girl? I hope your vacation was fun.

Sandy, what are you up to for the 4th? Have you ever been to Funtown/Splashtown? We were thinking of taking the kids some Monday. They say that is their slower days.
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Hey guys! I can't believe I haven't checked in for so long! And I have a floppy fussy baby on my lap so who knows how long I will be able to type.

No, Noelle, our rhubarb didn't win...couldn't believe the size of the leaf that did. It was easily twice as big as our biggest. But it was still a good time. Didn't get to the dragon boat races...decided to garage sale instead.

Happy birthday to the birthday girls!! Kempy and Angie- hope you had a great one!!

Well, we have been playing non-stop for 4 days and it's been great! Had the birthday party for my friend's son on Sat. night. Ended up with some giraffe lego and board book for a gift, btw. Had a really good spinach salad that night...just spinach, sliced strawberries and banana, sugared pecans and a poppy seed dressing. *Almost* as good as banana split!
Sunday we had friends over for dinner and grilled
Yesterday my DH took the day off and we went to some neighbors to play in the water and ordered pizza (a 22 inch, no less!)
Today is Canada Day and we went to our town's "party in the park"- all sorts of stuff for the kids and live music. Then we went to "Finding Nemo" Came home and grilled hot-dogs...
I'm wasted- don't think we'll be staying up for the fireworks since they don't even start until 11:15.

Anyway, as it is the official midway point for the year and I'm re-visiting New Years Resolutions...tomorrow is a great "RESTART DAY" And how fitting we have a new thread. So I'm totally with you guys- LET'S DO THIS!

Well, Ian is past ready for bed, but I will be back to report tomorrow.
Here's to clean eating!!
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Happy belated Birthday Angie and Kempy!! Hope they were great!!

Angie,

I hope your starting over day went better than mine. I have to start over today instead. Yesterday was a bust! I have been exercising though. Monday night I mowed our lawn (takes about 1 hour 15 minutes or so), and last night I walked while watching a 1 hour tv show.

Sandy,

Thanks for the encouragement! I cannot wait for this wedding, it should be great.

Noelle,

I also need the kick in the pants. Yesterday was AWFUL!!

Emily,

How old is your baby? We have 3 children (6,3 1/2 and almost 2).

About yesterday....I had to see the dentist because my mouth was swelling up again. My dentist takes a look at my front tooth and says, you need to see an endodontist, right now, not next week. He found an abscess under my lip above my front tooth, ICK!! So, I get back to work after being gone 1 1/2 hours to call the endodontist who is 35 minutes away. They said, we can see you at 2 pm today. I usually work until 2, but left at 12:30. I was sooo BAD, I knew I probably wouldn't be able to eat for days, maybe weeks, so I used that as my excuse to stop at Burger King.....I bought a cheeseburger and medium fry, ate them, and felt yucky. So I went to this endodontist who says, you have 2 choices, extraction or a root canal. Never had a root canal, but decided I wanted to save the tooth. The worst parts of the procedure were the carbocaine shots (can't have the better numbing novacaine due to an allergy), and all the gunk. BLECK. Now I have to take penicillin for 10 days, and call my regular dentist to have the tooth restored. It is SO expensive. Yesterdays 1 hour visit was $625, I have insurance, but it only pays 50% of their "fair" amount which is about $300. Now I have to see my dentist for a crown, another $725....I will be paying for this tooth for years at this rate!!

So, I am starting fresh today. I cannot eat solids, so, will probably stick to oatmeal, applesauce, squash, yougurt and cottage cheese. I guess that won't make me gain. I am very disappointed in myself, I lost 3 pounds, and have since gained back 4. I will do this, I need to stop making excuses for myself. I have a friend who has lost 40 pounds using Hydroxycut, but, I REFUSE to take any kind of miracle pill. I have to admit that at one point I did ask my GP about diet pills, and he advised me to STAY AWAY from them, all they are is speed.

Hello to anyone I have missed!!

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Lets all start fresh. Of course that is probably easier for me to say since I dont get any time off this weekend for the holiday. I do get the joys of working though. I cant complain though...during the winter it is like we dont have to work .

Emily, I like the way you look at things. New thread New start. I love it because last month wasnt a good one for me weight wise so here is hoping to July being a better one.

Holly, I hope your mouth feels better soon. I have only gone to the dentist once in my life. I had a wisdom tooth coming up and I paid and went to the dentist to put me to sleep during the whole process. It was so worth the money. I would have probably passed out to see a needle coming at my face otherwise.

Well, I must go do my chores for the day. I will check in later.
I have been perfectly on plan for the last 2 days so I am pretty happy with myself. Last night was hard though. I watched tv in my bedroom all night so I couldnt go to the fridge. I almost did anyway but there wasnt any food in ther to mess up on. haha. I am going to the store to get some watermelon right now for tonight. When will the strawberries be ripe??
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I just heard from Kempy and they are all fine but they have been without power until 4 last night. They also had a huge tree fall on Echo's kennel area and demolish it but thankfully Echo wasn't inside it so she is fine. They are headed to Florida now.

I bought a big seedless watermelon to pig out on today. YUM!! I have made it through 2 days so now the cravings are coming like Wendy's and Snickers fudge. I wonder why I never think of those when I give myself permission to pig out.

Everyone must be off having fun so I'll chat with ya all when you get back. Have a great holiday.
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Hey girls. I'm doing good today. Starting fresh again myself. I started yesterday, but ended up on a bad note since I was doing all the cooking and preparing food for our trip...but today is another day and I am doing good. I also have another trip to look forward too--it looks like we may be heading to Bangkok this November after all. The travel agent says she'll be taking a tour from 11/8 through the 18th and would we like to come along? I say if she's comfortable enough going, I'm definitely going. Another incentive to get this weight off.

Angie thanks for the update on Kempy. How scary that must've been to sit through that weather. We haven't had a major hurricane here for over 10 years so we're pretty due for one. I just glad that they are all ok, including Echo. Good job on staying OP 2 days in a row. I'm sure you're adding a 3rd day today. I wish I could get my head together and just get back on track. I hate having employees--I swear I just want to kill them sometimes. Hey, I bought a seedless watermelon over the weekend and just cut into it yesterday. It was alright, not as good as the locally grown ones, but ok. I also got another pineapple, my favorite .

Holly, sorry to hear about your tooth. I worked in a dental office (a gum specialist) for 5 years + 1 year for a prosthodontist (denture specialist) -- although the cost of saving that tooth is high now, the long term benefits are so worth it. If you had pulled it, you would have had to have it replaced, I'm sure--and that would be much more costly than just fixing the one. I hope you're feeling better soon. You'll be able to smile bright again. And I agree w/you on the no diet pills thing--good job for resisting.

Emily I'm with you in starting again. I think once our Independence Day weekend is over I'll be 100% OP and back in the groove. Wasn't Finding Nemo great? I'd see it again and I've already watched it twice.

Sandy hope you're having a great day and if you don't get a chance to check in here, have a great weekend too.

Have a good one girls!
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I went home for lunch and my sister came running upstairs to tell me to call the Humane Society to come and pick up the rabbit we found the other day. It turns out she decided to let our rabbit (a girl) and the new rabbit (sex as yet undetermined) out together in a closed off area in the yard. She said at first the new rabbit went exploring in the opposite direction of our rabbit. Then in about a minute or two he spied her, hopped over in her direction like a flash and immediately climbed aboard . My sister had to grab him by the scruff of his neck and put him back in the cage. Anyway, we were teasing her that she "thinks" she got to them in time...I guess time will tell. Well, that was my chuckle for the day. Poor bunny, he'll be at the pound soon and his cotton balls will be lopped off (sorry I couldn't resist) .
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Hey girls,
Sorry to be lax about posting, but life has been so so busy. Yesterday I went in to work at 6:30, then from there met my sil to go to Augusta to Super Walmart then out to "Olive Garden" then back to mil's to get kids, down to camper to drop stuff off, home to clean up and do some laundry.

We are camping this weekend starting today as soon as I get out of work and finish getting ready. Why is it that the mom is the one responsible for everything? So anyway, I will be mia for a few days, hope to pop in as we are camping at our shore property which is only like 5 minutes from home. So we can come home and tend to the animals and take showers. We have lots of friends and family going, so it should be a blast.

Angie: Yeah, I've heard of Funtown/Splashtown....you crack me up, it's the only fun place we really have here in Maine isn't it? LOL. Actually never been to the spashtown part but have been to the Funtown part and it's great and the kids will have a blast. Plan on getting there early in the am and not leaving till night, cause there is a ton of stuff to do.

Noelle: cotton balls....you are so funny. Can you see me sitting here cracking up...

I'm glad that Kempy faired not to bad through the horrible weather they had. Hope she enjoys Florida.

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I jynxed it!! I went on a rampage last night with the Blue Bunny and then it moved on to some Chicken in a Biskits. DAMN!! Why the heck cant I last more than a couple of days anymore. I used to be able to say that is it and stick to it and lately I cant. Maybe when the 4th is over I wont be thinking BBQ(like I eat that anyway)

Noelle, I liked the cotton balls joke. Too cute. Me and my sister had rabbits when we were little and we thought it would be cute to let them play together. HAHA. She had babies later and ate them. Lesson learned.

Sandy, Have fun camping. I had a craving for smores the other day. We might go to the fireworks in Bangor Friday. They are supposed to be double what they had last year. I remember them being big 15 years ago so they should be good.
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S'mores...someone say s'mores?? I've been craving them too! In fact, we were going to go with friends to the river and have a campfire and make them Monday night, but we got pizza instead. We'll have to do that with the boys this weekend maybe.

Well, I had a clean eating day yesterday! Whoo-hoo! I also weighed and measured myself and it wasn't pretty. My stomach is what my hips used to be! (And my hips have always been on the WIDER side) Soooo. I'm really feeling my work cut out for me. I really really really want a tread-mill. I just can't get out for long walks with 3 little kids. We're going to look at them and see if it's a possibility.

Holly my kids are 5, 2.5 and 2.5 months- all boys Brendan, Connor and Ian. Lots of fun Hope your tooth is feeling better! ANd here I am scared to go for a cleaning!

Sandy- have fun camping! How nice to have a place so close to home- esp. on the water!

Angie- don't beat yourself up! You are so close to goal...you can do this!!!

Noelle- wow, Bangkok! My sister is going over there for Christmas! My parents are actually leaving for China next month for a year of teaching English so my sis is taking her Christmas break to travel and go see them.

Well, I've still got all my chores to do. Also need to make a Diet Coke run- I'm out and getting a headache! Have a good day everyone!
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TGIThursday! S'mores...it must be in the air because I was digging around in my pantry last night and found some graham crackers and choc chips, but I didn't have the marshmallows. So I just ate the grahams w/some skim milk. I felt like a kid again. I was a pig too--I ate the whole sleeve of crackers . *sigh* Ya wanna hear something kinda gross? When I was a kid I didn't know graham crackers were supposed to be crunchy. Whenever we had 'em they were always stale and soft and I still like them that way . I guess my sisters and I never knew how to seal the package up correctly .

Sandy have a great time camping--I would go too if I could run away home and take a shower and stuff. I'm such an outdoors wuss. Gosh, we don't even have an Olive Garden here in HI--we see the tortuous commercials on TV and everything looks so good, but we can't have any . Have fun w/the family.

Emily, hey, my thighs are what my waist used to be so you're in better shape than I am . on clean eating yesterday. It must be quite an experience for your parents to go abroad for a year like that. I'm sure your sister will love the travel also. My mom and sisters traveled to China and Hong Kong and loved the history and culture, and the shopping too but I have got to say, Bangkok is THE best shopping in December. During the week of the King's b-day, you can buy some amazing things for only 199 baht ($4.76 US) . And the food is wonderful, and so inexpensive. I love it there.

Hang on Angie, the long weekend will soon be over and then we all can get down to some serious business of losing again. I'm so proud of you and how far you've come. I always think of you as a role model so-to-speak. I'm glad I found you gals when I did.

Holly how're you feeling today? Much better I hope. Try and have a good weekend.

Kempy I hope you're enjoying your vacation. I think Bill is moving North?

Well, I better get some work done here. I'll check back with ya gals later. Oh yes, almost forgot...try checking this link out, it's kinda fun yet scary! http://www.calorieking.com/createameal/?menu=1 It's a good thing I try not to eat there anymore.
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Hey ladies. Just wanted to stop by and wish you all a safe and happy Independence Day. It's almost 11 pm and I'm getting ready for bed . I'll be on my way to Maui tomorrow morning. We're taking a shuttle to the airport @ 6 a.m. so we don't have to leave the car parked overnight for 2 days. I remembered to pack the camera away so I should be able to get some pictures. I'll post them next week, at least 1, I promise.

Anyway, I had a fantastic OP day today, no cheats AND I walked 3.5 miles . Now to make smart food choices this weekend, hmmmm that'll be a real test. We will be making s'mores though (sis and I discussed it and agreed that we should) so I may just need to enjoy my weekend without a care and get back on track on Monday. We'll see.

Again, have a great long weekend and remember why we're celebrating. Freedom is not free. God Bless the USA and our founding fathers and all our military personnel. Stay safe!!!! Love ya!
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Sorry, I haven't been on in a while, but my time has not been my own. Boy, do I feel disgusting and bloated right now. This is good though, because like Noelle in her size 14's, I feel so uncomfortable in my clothes right now...giving me that much needed push to get back on program. I started a couple of weeks ago being very overwhelmed with emotion, tears, goodbyes, graduations, weddings, birthdays, and too much on my plate, (no pun intended). I think whatever spell I was under is broken. I've put on about six pounds, which is half of all the weight I lost. It is sickening how fast it comes on and how slow it comes off. Well, this is what I needed. Once I'm past this holiday weekend, tomorrow morning, I want to begin cleaning out my body. I'm gonna drink lemon and water like it is going out of style. I'm gonna get back on program.

We are leaving for vacation on the 12th, and my goal is to make better choices when better choices are available. My other goal is to enjoy the food, but not to binge or overindulge. Wish me luck. And if you pray, please pray for me. I would be happy to pray for any of you.

Angie & Kempy, HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!!! Angie, I agree, new thread, new start.

Noelle, I understand your struggle. I'm happy that the spell you were under seems to have been broken. Enjoy Maui!!!

Holly, I'm sorry you are having tooth troubles. I have a real phobia when it comes to dentists. I have a good one right now, and coincidentally, my teeth are much healthier...probably cause I'm no longer putting off my 6 month checkups. Feel better, and best of luck.

Emily, Smores...oh boy! On the 4th, I was at the family beach cottage, and someone misplaced the plain graham crackers. So, I ate the marshmallow and melted chocolate with my bare hands! What a pig! But, it was delicious!

I hope this week will be a fresh start for us all. That we will enjoy food, but not overindulge. We can do this! We must do this! We will do this! Summer
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