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Jello 10-02-2003 07:57 AM

Doing our own thing - October 2003
OK OK, I'll start it. My tiny little brain usually can't remember what year it is, much less what month. So I need this thread to read "October"! :rolleyes:

But be sure to go back and read any posts you may have missed at the end of the September thread. Especially the one from DNW. Hi Carol! I'm glad to see you here. Keep us posted and know that we're always thinking of you. :grouphug:

In other news...

Well, let me get this thread started first....

gma22 10-02-2003 08:07 AM

Good morning ladies. How are you today and thank you to Jello for her superior technical knowledge. The cat wants attention and won't hardly let me type. He keeps sticking his head under my right hand. He has to be boarded next Wed night because the electrical contractor is coming on Thur to redo the wiring so he won't be happy.

I am trying to get back to normal. I did 2.4 miles yesterday but have to get back on the food train. I haven't gone shopping for my menus and probably won't until later next week as I need to go to the commissary and that takes up a day.

My dd and gs took me out for my birthday yesterday and they bought me this great Sony Walkman CD player for my exercise and IT DOESN'T SKIP. We shook it and banged it around while it had a cd playing and it didn't skip once. I usually do glider today, but I may have to walk just to see how it does.

Now that we are home, it is kind of quiet with no exciting news. Oh, my future dil's ring is gorgeous. Son has good taste like his mom! :lol:


SEMO 10-02-2003 09:47 AM

Good Morning and Happy Thursday, one more day until the weekend. WooHoo.

DNW, good to hear from you dear, Each day will get a little easier, keep your friends and family close. Are you doing your one nice thing for youself each day? You should do that for yourself, and don't feel guilty about doing it either. Orders from Sister Semo!

Nothing much to report, just a lot of the same old, same old going on here. Everyone must be busy, 'cause it's been slow and VERY QUIET here for the last few days.

Chow for now.

Tigerlily 10-02-2003 10:59 AM

Hi. Thursday already. Where does the time go...
I started to post earlier, but the rock guy got here. The guy bringing rock for our septic system....yeah, something else at my house is BROKEN. What's new. :devil:

I called the nearest gym for membership info. When I told DH the price, he seemed shocked. I'm not sure if it was price shock or "I can't believe she took me serious" shock.

Jello, how's your exercise going in your little pink room? Is Curves pink too? :twirly:

I'm trying to organize a garage sale for the weekend and I've decided to get rid of all my diet books. :faint: They aren't doing me any good. I know what I need to do and holding onto the books isn't going to help me do it. The only one I'm keeping is Kathy Smith for the free weight instructions. It'll be strange having people rummage through them...thinking this chick actually bought all of them. :o

I better get busy. I'm making apple pie for DH to take to work tomorrow so he can make the other guys jealous. :p

huntress 10-02-2003 11:50 AM

I just wanted to stop by and say hello to everyone since I haven't participated lately. I hope you're all doing well.

Things haven't changed much for except that my oldest daughter moved back home and I quit smoking a couple months ago. I didn't really want to but I got sick and my doctor convinced me it was time. I'm glad now that I did but boy have I put on some weight. Up to over 200#'s now and I'm not happy about it but I guess it's better than getting cancer.

Gotta go for now. DNW take care, I think of you often.


Tigerlily 10-02-2003 12:11 PM

Huntress! :bravo: for quit'n the cancer sticks! I've never been a smoker, so I don't know how hard it is to quit. But, dealing with a loved one with lung cancer is the hardest thing I've ever had to do. You did the right thing. ;)

QuilterInVA 10-02-2003 02:54 PM

Huntress, it was 4 years ago I quit last August. I'm glad I did because I can hardly breathe with asthma. Fortunately, I quit before emphysema or cancer. I gained 40 pounds when I quit, partly due to that and partly due to prednisone. It's been a struggle getting them off.

Here's a thought that just popped into my head - people give the excuse they have to have a little of (whatever food you shouldn't be eating) or it will cause cravings. Does that mean smokers and alcoholics should continue to indulge - just a little - so they don't get cravings and binge? Me thinks it all goes back to being responsible for our own actions.

Tigerlily, I'd be a rich woman if I could get back all the money I've spent on diet books, foods, pills, etc. that didn't work. I put all mine into the Friends of the Library book sale several years ago.

For those of you doing South Beach, or who may be insulin resistant, like me - my doctor told me to get a copy of the "Insulin Resistence Diet" and follow it - Only $14.95 minus 10% at my local Books a Million - it's just like South Beach except for the first 2 weeks. The basic principle is 7 grams of protein for every 15 grams of carbs and no more than 30 grams of carbs at any meal. I am enjoying reading the scientific explanation for this. Wasn't a whole lot of menu planning tips, however.

Ladies, I put on a winter skirt today (unfortunately with an elastic waist) and it slipped down around my hips. I took that off and put on a dress - also a couple of inches too big in the waist. Took me an hour to realize my clothes weren't stretching - I've actually - and I measured - lost 3.25 inches off my waist since starting South Beach! More clothes for the Goodwill.

Boss left at noon to go to Detroit and won't be back until Monday...hooray!

SEMO 10-02-2003 03:48 PM

Quilter, I'm so PROUD OF YOU!!! I have to admit that I'm a little teed at myself tho, I've set here on the fence playing like I was being good and you are sailing right passed me. Gotta get busy and stop fooling myself! Now don't you sew, take some of those things in, but only after tearing out the size label of course. ;) Just until you get to where you are going in size then go on a major shopping trip. ((Huz))

Dyanm1 10-02-2003 06:37 PM

Fisrt I have to announce that my sister had her baby yesterday. She had a healthy 7lb, 2oz baby boy, named Adian!! Woohoo!! I was happy she let me be there for the delivery.

Tig: I'm having a girl and we've decided on Zoey Skye. All my girls have a kinda "theme" for their middle names. There's, Cheyenne "Winter", Kaleigha "Rayne" and now Zoey "Skye". To help people remember I tell them to remember that in the Winter is Raynes from the Skye!! I know, I'm a dork. My son, however has a "Regular" name. Lucas Anthony (middle name after is dad), if it were up to me his middle name would have been "Storm" for something just as coo-coo. This is DH's 5th child. I told him now he's gone from A-Z. Adriana is his oldest and Zoey will be his youngest.

Lizabeth: Nice to meet you!! I still have to take the 3 hour, and find out what exactly is going on with this little one. I have 2 kids at home, ages 2 1/2 and 1 1/2, so I have to fit my test into someone else's schedule. It drives me crazy, but what am I gonna do? My oldest is 4, and I keep asking myself....what am I thinking??? This is definately it for me!! I have an appt for the tubal ligation class in a few weeks, and I'm hoping that when I deliver in December, they'll go ahead and tie the 'ole tubes.

We're still here :( ,in California, plans fell through for Utah, for now. I'm trying to be positive about it all. We did however move out of our 3 bedroom apartment and into a 4 bedroom, 2 bedroom house. The rent is less, because we're on housing and we have boo-coo space. The living room here measures 21'x 38'......we could have dances in here!! But the honeymoon is over, I have learned that all that space means is more space for the kids to make a mess! I tell ya....i can't wait til they all start school, which should be in about 5 lllooonnnggg years!! Since Zoey hasn't even been born yet!

Crap kids are fighting gotta go see who's doing what to whom!

Jello 10-03-2003 08:06 AM

Whew Dyan, I'm exhausted just reading your post! :lol: Seriously, I love the names! I like something a little different but not totally "weird". (What? No "Moon Unit"?) :rolleyes: Even your son's name, Lucas, is a little different than the usual Bobby or Tommy. I like it. A girl here at work has a son, Zachary, and a daughter, Olivia. I like those names too.

Quilter, very interesting point. The little bit of food thing. When I quit smoking, I went cold turkey. If an alcoholic stops drinking, it has to be for good and completely. Hm, can't really do that with food, can we? I mean, in my case anyway, food is an addiction just like cigarettes or alcohol. But there's certainly no way I can give it up or avoid it completely. Makes it all that much more difficult. :mad:

Huntress, congratulations on quitting that nasty habit. Your body will thank you! :strong:

Tiger, can I send you all my exercise and diet books to sell too? Of course, I'd probably need to rent a U-Haul truck to get them to you. :rolleyes:

Well, it's Day 3 of Jello being back on track and it's already getting tough. Tonight a group of us are going out for a girls night out and all I can think is "what am I going to be able to eat"? How sad is that?

But the good news is that I'm now heading over to the exercise challenge thread to post. :smug:

Hangin' in there....

SEMO 10-03-2003 09:46 AM

Good Friday Morning!:dance: :dance:

Huntress, Glad that you gave those nasty things up. I've been smoke free for years probably 10 or so, now I'm the worst about being around smoke. And were do I work......with a room full of smokers.. BTW, glad you posted, we miss ya.

Jello, I'm impressed, you just sprang right back after your surgery. WTG Girl.

Dyanm, I love the names, I have a cousin named Skyler and a friend named Skyla. Believe me when them youngsters head off to school you will miss them.

Tig, we've got out backyard dug up too. Was starting to get a little worried, DH and DS were out back digging up little holes everywhere, they were looking for the leader lines. Thought maybe they had buried some gold out there. We're still waiting on the septic guy to show up, he said he was about two months behind.

Bright, how are you and the puppy doing? DS and DIL were here over the weekend, first trip that their puppy didn't leave me a gift.

Faye, How'd the CD player work out for you? Walking or exercising with music just plain makes it go faster.

DNW, :grouphug: Thinking about you. Have you made plans to go back to work? It's hard but you have to keep yourself busy.

Lizabeth, Do you still have your shiny sandles? What's a band debacle pie?

Quilter, I was very good eating yesterday, I can't let you get too far out in front of me. Heehee

Our Warehouse Mgr gave his two week notice today, Guess I'll be taking a crash course on this work. They don't pay me enough to do this, but you know how it is.

Work calleth, hey to anyone that I may have missed, have a great Friday. :p

huntress 10-03-2003 12:12 PM

Thank You, Thank You All! Quitting smoking was the best thing I've ever done for myself even though I was pretty much forced to do so. I feel 110% better after 3+ weeks of not smoking than I have the last 15 years that I did. My health was suffering tremendously. Guess I kinda got a wake up call. I'm glad I was able to do it before something bad happened to me. I'm sorry to be such a downer today. One of my best friends called this morning to say that her brother had died from a heart attack and they had just found him yesterday. We had dated for a while and were still good friends. He was a heavy smoker like all of us who have run around together for the last few years. He was only 45 and had a birthday at the end of this month. Smoking kills and thank the lord I quit now before I leave my children orphans. OH MY Gosh, I'm so sorry.

I hope to come back to all of you soon in a better frame of mind.

Love, LJ

gma22 10-03-2003 03:32 PM

LJ: Woohoo, you could not have done anything better for yourself than to quit smoking. We are all very proud of you. It is one of the hardest things to stop. I know my dh quit 10 years ago and still has a "twinge" from time to time. I think tobacco is a bigger threat than LSD was in the 60's because the psychological desire remains for ever so long. Stay strong!

Tig: Boy you are just having all kinds of problems. Everyone at the yard sale will probably think you look so good you don't need diet books any longer. If only all of us had learned weight loss is really not in any book, pill, shot or surgery, but in our HEAD first!

Dyan: 5 children you are amazing and sounds like the bunch is all little ones too! I get pooped out just running around after my 3 year old grandson! My sil's name is Tom and they named my grandson Thomas, but sil thought it would be funny to name him Thomas Rexford and call him T-rex so that is what he had put on his birth certificate. My daughter forbids anyone calling him that, but he does have tons of clothes with dinosaurs on them! :lol: Congrats to your sister.

Jello: I am so very proud of you for getting in your exercising! It is one of the hardest steps for most people. You are going to do this and get your weight under control!!!!!

Well, after I received my award letter from the Poetry society, I got an e-mail from them they have requested that I send them another poem. Seems they liked the other one so much they want me to contribute another one for the book I guess. Anyway, here is the one I wrote. Totally different from the "tongue in cheek" fat poem, but I printed it out on card stock and am framing it for my husband for his birthday a week from today. Funny thing, I did it as a total lark just to see what they would say about my poetry abilities. I figured this was some scam outfit to try and get your money, but they actually exist and promote poets. I am definitely not on my way to being the next Robert Frost, I just enjoy doing it and I guess just have a knack for it, I don't know.

Eternally Constant

You walked into my life, a life so sad
And took away the hurt and all the pain
You wedded me and made my life most glad
And gave me hope your love would never wane

You showed me every day your adoration
Gave of yourself the deepest love possessed
Created for my life a firm foundation
Surrounded me with utmost happiness

Though years have past more gray than not adorns
And what was youth has now become old age
Each day finds romance evermore reborn
And endless love is written on our page

When death comes knocking, taking us away
Forevermore connected will we be
For love like ours can never be held sway
It lives within our hearts eternally.


Jello 10-03-2003 03:53 PM

Wow! Faye's a poet and we didn't even know it.

There. That's about as close as I get to poetry. :lol:

Actually, Faye, I'm published in an edition of American Collegiate Poets. Same type of thing, I think. Of course, as the title suggests, that was "a few" years ago. ;)

BTW, thanks to all you well-wishers regarding my return to the fun-filled, exciting world of exercise. :strong: It's tough to do it but I have to admit to how good it feels once I've done it. When I get home from Curves in the evening, I find myself throwing in a load of laundry or running the vacuum or something rather than parking my butt on the sofa. So that's a good thing.

Gotta run girlies. We're approaching the finish line of another work week. A gal here is leaving for 2 weeks in California and Las Vegas tomorrow morning. I'm so insanely jealous! I told her to call my voice mail from her cell phone in the casino and just hold up the phone so I can hear the bells and crowds and live vicariously. Anyway, she just skipped out the door. :dance: Others are starting to pack it in and go home too. Yeah, a Friday afternoon winding down.

Gotta love it.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

huntress 10-04-2003 08:51 AM

Hi Everyone!

Hope you're all having a nice weekend. The weather here is great, 55 in the morning and 79 afternoons. I'm in hog heaven.

Sorry I weirded out yesterday, I was just very shocked when I heard about my friends death.

I have just started reading Dr Phil's book and am excited about it. I hope to once and for all find out why I eat like I do. I wasn't going to try any kind of diet at all so soon after quitting smoking but I really didn't want to gain a lot of weight. Besides I have realized that for me food doesn't replace the smoking so why overeat.

Dyan - Love your baby names! It's good to see you again.


brighterdays 10-05-2003 10:19 AM

Hey all,

Just popped in for a minute to report in..

Good to see posts from all...I think I'm caught up on my reading now.

The puppy and I spend alot of time together and she has more chew toys and chew bones than I have shoes! We are doing better on the house breaking but now she wants to run out in the yard and not come in if it's a sunny day. It's really difficult to catch her since she's so fast and thinks I want to play. Oh well, that must count for exercise, don't ya think?

Doing well on South Beach diet. I had lost 20# on WW and then plateaued so it's nice to be down another 6# now. Easier than I thought it would be.

Congrats to all on their exercise efforts! I'm still gearing up for mine.

Take care,


Jello 10-06-2003 08:11 AM

It's Monday. :no: But boss isn't in today. :yes:

So far, so good.....

Had a terrible weekend. :cry: Won't tell you what I ate but got up this morning about 5 lbs. heavier than I was on Friday. What happened to my vow of being good on the weekends? :mad: Come on Jello! This weight's not going to lose itself!!! :nono:

Good news is that I spent a good part of the weekend (when I wasn't stuffing my face :rolleyes: ) cleaning the house. Rich and I spent literally all day Sunday in the basement scrubbing, cleaning, rearranging, etc. etc. My back is killing me today but I feel like I've accomplished a lot. Got plenty of exercise I guess.

BTW, yes Brighter! Puppy chasing is an excellent form of exercise!! :D

Gotta get busy here.

Well, maybe one more cup of decaf first..... ;)

gma22 10-06-2003 09:36 AM


You should have seen me hopping all over the bed last night during the last half inning when the Braves were up to bat! I looked ridiculous but I didn't care!

Jello: Nothing like good ole housecleaning to make you feel satisfaction! I am getting down to that today. Downstairs at least. I have the electrical guy coming on Thursday to do all that electrical work that has to be done so I want it all done before then.

I have been terrible with everything since coming back from Chicago, but today is reborn day and I feel better and am going to really get tough now. Have to be able to get in that skinny dress for the wedding, right? :lol:

Everyone have a stupendous day.

Bright, smooch the puppy for us all!


Jello 10-06-2003 10:03 AM

Faye, can't believe I forgot to mention that!!! :D

When Sammy failed to hit the homer that would have won it for them in the previous game, I was crushed. Ah, but they've come back!

And I got that weird mystery stain to come out of my Cubs jersey.

Good news all around. :cb: :cb:

gma22 10-06-2003 11:20 AM

Jello: Your stain was just waiting for the proper time to disappear. I don't think the Marlins are gonna give us as much trouble as the Braves. They aren't as good a team and we beat them something like 4 out of 6 times when we played them. I heard that the Manager of the Braves personally fined that little pipsqueak that whacked Karro's arm on Saturday night and made him sit the Sunday game out. He is a top notch manager. I guess one of the other players early in his career didn't hustle for a ball batted to him and the manager took him out on the spot right in the middle of the game and told the media no one was going to embarrass the team like that! That's why they have made it the last 12 years or something like that so we should feel proud we beat them! Zambrano is pitching Tues, which makes me nervous, but I would rather it be at the beginning of the series than at a clinch time. I guess it will be Zambrano, Prior, Clement then Wood again. Hopefully we can take them in 3 at Wrigley!

Sorry ladies, just get caught up with the ball team. It is the only sport I really enjoy. Grew up watching Cubs ball at my grandfather's house who was wealthy and had one of those big antennas that would pull in WGN back in the days, ** SHOCK** before cable! :lol: We lived about 90 miles from Chicago.

I am on a roll this morning. Got in all my "healthy" meds, started exercising and water and OP so I am back on track, thank goodness!

Looks like we may get rain today so I am just doing the glider and cleaning house so better get back to it!


SEMO 10-06-2003 12:21 PM

Good Morning, been scrambling around trying to get a list going of the job responsibilities of the Whs Mgr that’s leaving in two weeks. It will probably be this winter before they actually hire a replacement so I’ll be picking up most of the slack on all the reports and inside duties like safety meetings, fuel reports, inventory reports, etc. But on the up side, I will have some input on the person that they hire for the position.

Leaving bright and early tomorrow heading for Memphis, looking forward to some training on one of our new programs. Well actually this is my first training class EVER with this company and I’ve been here for almost four years…………

Yea Cubs… (just for Faye and Jello) not much of a sports fan here. Well, I have tons to do, talk with you on Thursday.

Bye for now.

QuilterInVA 10-06-2003 03:42 PM

Hello, ladies. A beautiful day in Virginia - with plenty of clean up still to be done from the Hurricane. I've been having a lot of problems with GERD, my thyroid and asthma. Had a terrible weekend feeling really horrible this morning at 2 am. I didn't know if it was GERD or a heart attack. Decided I'd go straight to the doctor's office, without an appointment, this morning. Figured he'd give me a Nexus perscription and send me on my way - no such luck. For some reason my blood pressure and sugar had shot way up so now I'm in for a complete physical with all the tests. Doc said it was time to see exactly what is going on - maybe a bleeding ulcer in addition to the rest and he wants it all done in the next 2 weeks. Starting tomorrow with a bunch of fasting blood tests. Endoscopy and 5-hour glucose on Saturday morning.

gma22 10-06-2003 06:31 PM

Susan, we will keep you in our prayers that everything will come out alright!


Jello 10-07-2003 11:00 AM

Quilter, I'm sending you good vibes. :goodvibes: Hope everything works out OK.

Semo, since you're doing the work of several people, that means you get the salaries of several people, right?

..... yeah, I know what you're thinkin'.... :stars:

Well girls, with all the work over the weekend, I've hurt my back. Nothing really serious but enough to make me skip Curves yesterday. Know what? I really missed it! :o Who knew!? It's better today and I'm thinking maybe I'll try to get there tonight. Or maybe I'll just wait until tomorrow and get back on my regular schedule. But that means I have to get on the treadmill tonight even if it's only a slow, short walk. :drill:

Faye, it's a happy house where I live. My Cubbies and Rich's Red Sox (he's from Boston) are both winners. Would be interesting if they ended up playing each other in the World Series. :chin: Oh I see all sorts of bets lining up. :devil:

Well, gotta get back to work. Boss is in a good mood today! :?: Huh? What's up with that!? Later!

gma22 10-07-2003 01:39 PM

Jello: That is what Jack and I would love, the two teams that everyone counted out in the World Series! Course, Boston couldn't beat the CUBS! :lol: Hope your back gets to feeling better. Should do some light stretching instead to keep you limber.

I walked today and got lost in the neighborhood because the streets don't interconnect and I don't know them that well. I did a LOT of hill climbing though so got in a good workout!

I am back on pace and doing great again. I just have to keep focusing on that "little" dress for the wedding, right?

You ladies all have a great day!


DNW 10-07-2003 04:18 PM

Hi Everyone

I am still here taking one day at a time and just putting one foot in front of the other. I went back to work last week and I am really glad I did...keeping busy during the day keeps my eyeballs dry...and I have had company for the past several weekends so that has helped.

I love you all...talk to you soon.


Jello 10-08-2003 07:55 AM

Hm.... thought I posted yesterday afternoon and can't find the post now.... :chin: What's up with that?

Of course, knowing me, I never finished it..... :^:

Carol, one day at a time, that's all you can do. Of course, you'll never forget all the great years you and Bob had together but it does get easier with time. And he'll always be with you in your heart. {{{Carol}}} Take care of YOU.

Well, Faye, after Sammy tied it up in the bottom of the ninth, I fell asleep. Imagine my reaction when I got up this morning and heard the news. :mad: Grumble. Well, tonight they get to go back and try again. It's a new day.

Hm, sounds like weight loss, eh?

Know what I did last night? Went shopping and bought some pants and jeans. I finally got tired of trying to squeeze into my "someday" pants, swallowed my pride and bought some in a larger size. And they look good on me! :smug: Hopefully, I won't be wearing them long enough to wear them out. Those smaller sizes are still in the closet ... just waiting for me.....

Didn't go to Curves yesterday but I'm going today. Back's feeling better and I'm going to take it slow and easy. That's the good thing about Curves. You can spend the same amount of time on each machine but just do fewer reps or work with less "umph!" if you know what I mean. And then a nice leisurely walk home. That's the best part. That little space of 15-20 minutes of "me" time. :)

Well I should be working so I'll go now. Hope you all have a good one!

gma22 10-08-2003 10:15 AM

DNW: Good to hear from you. Keeping busy is good and having friends visits helps too. Like Jello said, one foot in front of the other is the best you can do right now!

Jello: I screamed at them the whole game after the first inning. Jack kept saying Zambrano was gonna do great and I kept saying he wasn't. They had a chance to win 3 times and left runners on 3rd so they deserved to lose. Prior tonight so we ought to win. The guy pitching for the Marlins was supposed to be terrific and if that is the best they have, they are in trouble. I just hope when we get around to Clement, that he will pitch well because I think he restrained that groin injury of his the last time he pitched. We'll just have to wait and see. Nothing is a sure thing!

All you ladies have a great day. I have to get going with mine!


Cafe976 10-08-2003 02:52 PM

Hi everyone! I'm back from the Pacific - flew in Monday afternoon. It's great to see so many of you posting. A big hello to Huntress and Dyan, among others.

I'm back at work too - yesterday was big on catching up on things. Today I am almost there.

Vacation was excellent. I was not on the South Beach Diet, but at the same time I don't seem to have gained any weight. :?: Not sure how that works but I'll take it! :yes:

Still, I need to get back on track. I meant to right away yesterday and started out well, but I'm not quite in my groove yet as far as being organized. I really have to move quick and get up early to have the right food ready at the right time with my schedule, LOL. Hard to get up with a little jet lag.

Anyway, work is calling but I just wanted to check in.

Jello 10-08-2003 03:57 PM

Now this is interesting...

We've been having problems with our phone lines at home. Sunday, the phones just quit and after Mr. Fixit (uh, that'd be Rich) tinkered and played around, he finally called on Monday to have service come out. He stayed home Tuesday morning just long enough to realize that the phones were working again :rolleyes: and call to cancel the service call.

Phones were fine the rest of Tuesday and this morning. But, out of curiosity, I tried to call home this afternoon. Same problem's back apparently.

I got a little stressed. :headache:

I called Rich and told him. He gave me the typical male attitude of oh-well-I-guess-we'll-get-around-to-fixing-it-but-its-only-telemarketers-anyway-etc-etc-etc.

I got a lot stressed. :mad: :mad:

I reached for the nearest junk food.


Very interesting....

Cafe976 10-08-2003 05:02 PM

Just caught up on the old thread... DNW thank you for your moving post re: denial with food issues. I'll be thinking about that too, and trying to use it for motivation. {{hugs}}

Jello - I SO know how you feel right now! Arrrgh! Start over now. Fill up your water, drink it.

It's definitely worth paying attention to, when we do things counter-productive to our goals... and to ask: How did this all start? Tracking the patterns helps us recognize earlier in the cycle when they begin to happen, and eventually it will be early enough to find a strategy that helps us cope w/o food. Somehow this is an area where progress has always slipped through my fingers in the past. I just don't like to face these issues! Sometimes I'm in denial that I have them, but then I think I must or surely I would be thin by now?

Anyway, it's good to be back in contact. However, I think I can't try to follow up on ALL your news, LOL. A lot happens around here in a week! I'll just give you all some love and get out! :love:

QuilterInVA 10-08-2003 05:11 PM

Did junk food make the phone work? Just inquiring because some people here still don't have phones and I'll tell them to eat more junk food if that will fix it! Just kidding. Jello, my husband is the same way. If it is still happening or happens again, call you service provider and have them check the line. You can sort of rule out if it is their problem or yours that way.

Been busy - got HIM off the Baltimore at 4:30 so I'll have a catch up day tomorrow.

SEMO 10-09-2003 10:08 AM

Hi All, I'm back from training class, will be back when I get a chance to catch up a bit.

((((hugs all around))))

Jello 10-09-2003 10:25 AM

Nope Quilter. The junk I ate didn't help the phone problem one little bit. In fact, it made it worse. Now, not only don't I have a phone, I also feel bad about myself. :cry: Yeah, I'm a dope.

But it's a new day and I've given Rich the ultimatum. Get it fixed or I will. And that means I take a day off and stay home ... unsupervised ... with tools and paint and stuff.... :devil:


Welcome back Cafe!! Missed you around here! Forget this "I have to work" stuff and give us a long post full of vacation details and good things! I must live vicariously through you for now.

And I have to live with this boss. Grumble. He's heading to France on the 18th for a week. Just gotta get through the next week.... :crossed:

And oh yeah .... GO CUBS!!!!!!! :D

gma22 10-09-2003 10:49 AM

Jello:Keep yelling Jello and maybe we will get there. I figure we will win tonight with Kerry on the mound but when we get around to Zambrano again I get nervous. They sure beat up on them last night though, didn't they?

I only have a couple minutes as the electrician is here rewiring the house. He does one section at a time and he is going to be turning off the electricity here soon.

Have a great day ladies!


QuilterInVA 10-10-2003 08:08 AM

Jello, are you saying you are a weapon of mass destruction when left alone at home with tools? In which case, I'll bet your phone is now working fine.

Yesterday was my birthday so now I can officially collect Social Security - at a greatly reduced rate. Hope I don't need to do it for several more years. I'd go crazy or kill my husband if I have to stay home now. Just the time I was home during the hurricane drove me near the brink.

Big physical is next Wednesday so I figure I may as well "live it up" until then. I'll probably be on the twigs and berries diet after that.

Boss is back from Baltimore today so have to get to work!

Tigerlily 10-10-2003 08:39 AM

Twigs and Berries :lol:


gma22 10-10-2003 09:18 AM


Oh you guys, I had the best time last night. Today is Jack's 54th birthday so I took him to Joe's Crab Shack for dinner last night as we are having his birthday dinner with the kids tonight. I had never been there before and didn't know what they did for a person's birthday. Oh my gosh, they took Jack out of the booth, put him in the middle of the restaurant, tied a grass skirt on him, a lei, a bikini top and a straw hat. They then proceeded to tell everyone to sing him happy birthday and he had to do the hula. If he stopped before the song was over everyone was to stop until he started again and we would all start from the beginning. Jack was a totally good sport about it and hulaed the heck out of his skirt! I am laying down in the booth dying laughing because if you knew my husband, he HATES being the center of attention let alone making a spectacle of himself. I would have killed for a camera! He was just sooooo adorable!

I now have the grocery list for my menus and though I can't get to the commissary until Sunday, I am looking forward to getting on something structured. It is the best way for me.

You ladies have a great weekend!


Cafe976 10-10-2003 09:19 AM

Oh, I thought I posted last night but now it is gone? Maybe I never hit submit or something, sounds like what I'd do.

Anywayyy, I can't remember exactly what I said anymore but I'm sure it was better than anything I can come up with this morning, LOL. Don't feel like I have much to add. (duh, need more coffee?)

Happy Friday!

Edited to add: Faye, we posted at the same time but that is a great story! You had me giggling too. Too funny!

QuilterInVA 10-10-2003 11:35 AM

Faye, I know what you mean about being structured. If I have a menu, I will faithfully eat what is on it but if I'm flying by the seat of my pants, I eat the wrong stuff. You never have a camera when you need one! Bet you can't get him to go there for his birthday next year!

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