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Old 08-25-2003, 10:20 AM   #1
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We want to invite everyone to join us in our journey.
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Well, my first time starting the new thread. Whoa, it only took me about 3 tries. Sorry if I messed anything up. I couldn't seem to get the font right? I'll have to experiment some other time.

I totally missed #395, but I finished reading it just now. Lots of good stuff happening. This is going to be short as I've really got to get to work. I've been bumming around 3FC for most of the morning.

Most is going well, I'm feeling a little down cause I've lost my stong motivation. This week is going to be tough, I've got to get that scale moving in the other direction. Eek!

Have a good one ladies!

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2cute; The son is moving into the house with us. His trailer is falling in on him. It was DH's idea not mine. But maybe it will work out in the long run.
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I'm at the library catching up on the threads; I have tonight off.

WELCOME Aradia; glad you found us. This is a wonderful group of women. Just make yourself at home.

Thanks for all the well wishes; however, I am not feeling much better and should be hearing from the doc this afternoon, so I am planning to stay home this evening until I get the call. Nice way to spend a day off huh?

I don't have much computer time left. Congrats to everyone posting losses and activity. Hope Tina is enjoying her two days off. Glad you're getting better Mary. Glad Jane and Pam worked things out.

Catch you guys later.
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Hey all...

These threads are moving quickly lately! I always love to find lots of posts since the last time I was here!

Well my hiney is a wee bit sore today, but nothing major...actually, not bad enough to keep me from riding later on. My bike is an old Schwinn lady's 3 speed...I bought it at a garage sale quite a few years ago. What a great purchase! I took it to the bike shop to be tuned up and it has been great ever since. I wouldn't know what to do with more than 3 gears!

Another glorious day today. I'm going to have my lunch and get outside to do some gardening. Son is off to the waterpark for a birthday, dh working, and today is my daughter's first day of classes....I'll have to call her later to see how that went. I miss her but I am enjoying my freedom!

yesterday I started a notebook to keep track of all foods that cross these lips. Now here I am, thinking I'm doing really well, eating only measured and planned out, 'good for you' things. This morning, when I got home from work, I had to add a few things...and then a few things more...and, oh yes! a few more things. Every nobble and taste was written down and assigned points. EYE OPENER! It came out to 39 points. I had been shooting for around 26! So I'll keep my notebook handy, and I'll be brutally honest about journalling. This may be a good way to get me to actually plan my meals in advance.

Barb and Michelle, Oct 25 sounds good to me then! What a great time of year...Steph, Natalie??? are you up for a get together? Put me down for the Christmas card exchange...that was so much fun!

2cute...prestigous school? Well, it's sure not Harvard or Princeton, but it was selected as one of Time or Newsweek's (I forget which) Top liberal arts colleges. Good to know all those $$$ are being spent wisely.

I wanted to do replies, but I know I'll spend WAY more time in here when I need to be outside...I'll try to catch up later.

...hard to do, when the threads move this quickly! I'm thinking about all of you though! Have a great day!
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Old 08-25-2003, 03:04 PM   #6
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Thumbs down relatively good day...

It's been a pretty good morning and afternoon...after my long weekend off it's back to work tomorrow...and I'm giving then my notice...time to really get off my butt and secure a job that pays more than retail. I do after all, have a college degree and I should be able to get SOMETHING (in theory, right?)

The hot weather has taken a vacation up here..it's been in the 70's all weekend...perfect for pants and long sleeves when you're inside. I had a modest bowl of cereal for breakfast and plain bologna and cheese for lunch.

I have to be all moved out by Thursday..:/....
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Hi Gals,
Ugh, what a day. I started out the day with a Dr. appt. Went ok - it was more of a talk with my OB/GYN about infertility. DH has to have more tests before we start treatment - he was suppose to have them this morning but due to his UTI he didn't go so we have to wait till he feels better. Then my Dr. sent me for more bloodwork for possible thyroid probs. Since I can't get into the specialist until Nov. she wants me to go back to my family Dr. - I am doing that on Friday. Then my dentist office called and said my insurance wasn't paying my claim - some software problem that has been fixed - hopefully..... So, I have been on the phone all day trying to take care of everything. Needless to say, not much has gotten done at work. Oh well.

Tomorrow morning I am starting my morning workouts. I am looking forward to a change in routine. The plan is to get up at 5:45, be at the gym at 6:00, when they open. Work out for an hour, back home to get ready, leave the house at 8:00 and be to work at 9:00. Then I'll work until 5:30, home by 6:30 and have a few hours to myself....at least that is the goal. I know it's going to take some getting use to, but I think it will all work out.

I just signed up for our insurance Healthy Lifestyle plan --- I have to go to the gym 120 times and then I get $150 back on my enrollment fees!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day! I need to get back to work. I'll see you ladies later!
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Hey gals, I decided I am going back to Curves once my son starts school again. For now, I am going to stick to my WATP tapes and keep drinking that water. I got on the scale and was not too happy. I gained back all 14 lbs that I had lost while going to Curves. I have no one to blame but myself and I am sick of this yo-yoing. My husband and I have decided that we aren't going to have any more children and I want to be healthy and active for the 2 that I have. I have my yearly ob/gyn appt on Oct 7 and will discuss with my doctor about getting my tubes tied. I would like to have 10 lbs gone by then. Wishing won't get me there. I have to work for it. I know I can do it. Sorry I don't have time for replies now. I have to go to work. I'll try later when I get home.
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Well I guess I better post and chat with you all, before the thread changes again.

So far today has been a great day. I have an appointment with my doc this afternoon. I am looking forward to talking to him about my low-low libido and my weight loss since last month. I'm on Wellbutrin right now and it has done wonders to help me quit smoking and for the depression, but yikes! I have no sex drive to speak of. Sometimes I feel like I'd rather balance my check book than be intimate. UGH, there has to be hope.
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Hey Barb!
Interesting thing with the morning workouts. I've always heard that it's supposed to be the best time to workout. There's less time to make excuses and supposedly your metabolism is boosted all day from a morning workout. More power to ya though, I can never get my lazy butt out of bed in the morning.

Meliss,
Good luck on the new change! I know just how you feel about finding the right position. Sometimes it can be so frustrating. It cooled off here for about 10 minutes yesterday. I think the heat is back though I haven't been outside since this morning.

Kat,
I am all in for meeting up on the 25th of Oct. I can't say I've ever been to Peddler's Villiage but I'll give it a try. I'm nervous to meet all of you already. Eeeeek!

Dixie,
Sorry you're still not feeling well. Hugs to you.

Steph,
Keep your chin up! You've made a promise to yourself to lose, no one said it was going to be easy or you wouldn't have slips. Now is the time to get back on your feet and keep going. I know how hard that can be, we are hear for you when you need us. You are doing a wonderful job!

Welcome Aradia, hello to Grannie, Tina, Lori, Pam, Sandy, Jo Anne, and whoever I missed!

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Well, I figured I better check in before yunz sent the National Guard out to hunt for me

I'd spent the better part of last week on my TOM; and you all know that feeling...totally bloated and that general EWWWWWW feeling. I was pretty wiped out most of the time. Geez, sometimes I wish menopause would just get here so I can get this part of my life over with. ......Talk about something zapping your energy! Yikes.

At least the cramps problem is finally solved with the weight I did drop recently...five months without them?! WHOA! That's a record for me!

Well, it's getting back to school time around here, which means the neighborhood will be quieting down again. Usually in our neck of the woods, it also means it will get hot as Hades again for a short period of time. Every year, it never fails. I'm also one of those annoying people that does her Christmas shopping around this time when I do my fall wardrobe updates. Yeah, I know. BORING. But I have a better chance of getting good stuff that way and not falling on my tookus on the snow and ice either.

Yesterday, I did a two-mile hike and didn't even stop for breath. I guess I must be doing something right! I also happened to notice something else this summer that didn't happen that did in previous summers: I had problems with swollen feet and ankles, and this year, I had no trouble at all (knock on wood)!!!

Well, time for dinner. Tonight it is tuna salad on Wonder Lite white with lettuce and tomato. I'm not cooking for one.
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Hi ladies,

Just checking in for Monday night. Not a good night. Neither one of us feel good because of the heat and humidity. Too hot for even the dog to eat. We ended up ordering pizza because its too hot to work in the kitchen and we are not allowed to BBQ because of the drought. Kind of makes us down. So no exercise tonight and won't even be walking the dog.

I'm going to go sit and try to get rid of this headache.

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Well I feel like right now. It happens sometimes...I stayed within my points range but I still feel disgusting and...fat......I think this is my sign that now I have my food under control, it's time to start getting more active. ALL the walking tapes and exercise equipment is at the other house, at the moment...gah. Once I'm actually at the new house I want to start doing weights and my walking tapes alternately in the week. I'm thinking four days a week, two days cardio/ two days strength training My road is super scary so I seriously think walking there will be off limits, unless I can find some new road off of the main road that I can walk down. I just HOPE HOPE HOPE that come "weigh in wednesday" i'll have actually lost some weight ::crosses fingers::

WELCOME ARADIA! Just feel free to jump in any time...heh heh

Natalie: ha ha, you did fine. I remember when I did it for the first started posting here, I asked everyone if it was ok to do it, I felt like I was overstepping my bounds and breaking the rules or something by doing that, lol.

Katrina: gears were always beyond me on bicycles...I've had ten speeds all my life and never move the damn gears..EVER

Barb: You sound like me, you've got the schedule all planned out..now let's just see if I can actually stick to mine...

Steph/Thin: Perhaps either of you ladies could inform me about Curves..what is it exactly? I keep hearing you guys talk about it, naturally my curiosity needs to be sated...

Loranden: Believe it or not, I have horrible cramps too...I've gone on the pill to cure them and...get this..they got worse...but they did get regulated..then I started to get scared that maybe I'm ruining my body's chance for having babies...so I went off them...now my "TOM" (as you say) is totally irregular and HEAVY.


ALl right kids...I know this was a short post but I've got to call someone this evening and I'm already late

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Evening Ladies,

Home from work, time to start MY weekend now!!! yipppeee! and I am off Sunday and Monday too....an actual Sunday and a holiday....doesnt take much to make this old gal happy!

MissMeliss: good luck on Weigh in Wednesday, here's hoping you get good news

Lori, the TOM is the pits here too......I have been very lucky these last 2 wks and have not be plagued by him!! I have been having pre-menapausal stuff going on for about 2-3 yrs now, I want it to be OVER!!!!! I have noticed some slight improvement with the intensity of the cramping, seems to have lessened since I have been exercising.

Natalie, you are right the anti-depressant meds can playBobs havoc on the libido....I have been taking Zoloft for about 5 mos or so now, and have no interest what so ever!!! but mentally, I have never felt better, to me, at least for now it is a consequence I can live with. I feel like it has given me my life back!! so, I will just have to deal with the lack there of!!!

Bobsgal: I have been considering go to Curves too, I want to get my stamina built up a little more though, and I love the WATP tapes, today I did the 2 mile tape all the way through to the end!!!! the plan is to do it till 9/25 and then start on the 3 mile tape. I do it 6 days a wk without fail. Feeling

Barb, sounds like a great plan to me, you rock girl!!!

Katrina, did you ride that bike today kiddo?

Connie, I will be thinking good thoughts for you and sending your way, hoping you do not hear any bad news from the Dr. visit...take care

well chickies, my day is coming to an end her, just needed to say goodnight to my friends! Check in with you all tomorrow.
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hellllllo?

Bobshavoc?? what kind of word is that...Bobsgal you were creeping in on my mind when I was telling Natalie about my lack of sexual prowess!!!! what is up with that????
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Hey everyone

I'm doing things backwards tonight. I keep trying to get caught up on reading and then when I get ready to post, something comes up. So, tonight I'm writing and then hurrying back to read!

My WI was this morning, and it appears I've hit a plateau. I know this is going to sound weird as all get out, but I was actually stoked. This is when I get to test out Phase 3 of this diet and see if it is really something I'm going to be able to live with for the long haul and will work for me.

Phase 3 is all about eating in an abundant and healthy manner. You set a high weight of 3-5 lbs., whatever you can lose in 72 hours. When you hit the top, you do Phase 1 for a couple of days until it is gone again. The idea is to get your body adjusted to your new weight and not slow the metabolism down from starvation dieting. The high weight should take longer and longer to reach. When you can go a few weeks without hitting your high weight, you go back on the 6 week plan.

Anyway, my line of thinking is that if this part works for me and I already know the other phases work, then I'm headed the right direction. So often I've tried diets that only work a few weeks or months and then I'm back to square 1 +10 lbs.

This diet seems to be about the only thing going right in my life. My new job is great, but... the town council met the other night and decided they need to advertise my job. So, I'm still working, but they informed me it is as a temp. I'm supposed to interview with everyone else. Somehow that doesn't sound promising to me. I'm well qualified, I'm doing a great job and the other clerk says she loves working with me, so we'll just wait and see. DH is still out of full-time work, but he has a lot of apps out. His part-time job, the one that is supposed to pay weekly, has managed to screw his check up 7 weeks in a row now. They promise it is solved and we will finally be paid this Friday. DH was caring for another gentleman (he does home health) during the days the last couple of weeks as something to fill in until he has another full-time position, but the man's brother called today and let us know the man had passed away last night. Adam has cared for this man for over a year now and they were pretty close. As hard as it is going to be without that extra money right now, he is going to miss his friend even more.

Last week was really hard to take. I hit a low point that I haven't seen in years. But, I listened to the advice you all had given me when I thought I was pretty low the week before. I let myself be angry. I let myself cry. I took the time it needed and went through the process. This week, even with a few new twists added to the challenge, I can see them for what they truly are. They are challenges, they are lessons, they are obstacles to overcome. I'm feeling so much stronger and resilient. It is like a crack has formed in the shielding and my true light is beginning to shine out. I wish I could hug you all and tell you personally how much you helped get me through. I honestly believe you saved my life. Thank you!

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