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BOBatwork 08-26-2003 11:13 AM


No nursing home for me!!

With the average cost for a Nursing Home per day reaching $188.00, there is a better way when we get old &feeble.

I have ascertained that I can get a nice room at the Holiday Inn for around $65.00...that leaves $123.00 a day for beer, food (room service), laundry, gratuities and special TV movies. They have a swimming pool, a workout room, a lounge, washer, dryer, etc. Most have free toothpaste and razors, and all have free shampoo and soap.

Super 8 is somewhat more economical and they have a free breakfast, though you usually have to walk next door for lunch and dinner.

There may be a bit of a wait to get that first floor room, but that's OK, it takes months to get into decent nursing homes. There is the Senior Bus, the Handicap bus (if you fake a decent limp), a Church bus or van, cabs, and even a regular bus. For a change of lunch take the Airport Bus and eat at one of the fast food cafe's there.

The Inn has security, and if someone sees you drop over, they will call an ambulance. And should you break a hip, the American Way is to Sue. What more can you ask for?

As a bonus, they all have AARP and other Senior discounts.

So: When I reach the Golden age help me keep my grin Just check my old rickety *** into the nearest Holiday Inn!

Solly 08-26-2003 11:49 AM

Deb, good response. I can't imagine any coming here and not being welcomed whole heartedly. i sure was. WTG on walking all that way inthe rain. I can't believe you had a poncho with you. I walk with nothing.

Country, good for yoiu getting out there even though you wanted to sleep in. I just can't imagine why yoiu are not losing unless you are building muscle. I know it is depressing. But like you said, you are getting healthy.

Pancho, can't wait to hear what the nutritionist says. Let us know.

Bob, you are so crazy, you are probably really planning on going to the Holiday Inn.

Back later I hope.


Solly 08-26-2003 11:50 AM

Boom, welcome to our board. you can go to prettyimpressivestuff.com for some good info. Hope you like this way of eating and remain with us.


Toni48 08-26-2003 12:51 PM

Boom- Welcome to the board, hope you come post allot with us. We're great support and a wealth of information. If you have time tell us about you.....

angehaley 08-26-2003 01:22 PM

Good Afternoon to all...
Hello all...
Not much time to reply...
I am a newbie.... and just wanted to say THAT I WAS WELCOMED IN WITH OPEN ARMS (& I sure was/am not lacking in the question department)...... Hope they have a change of heart.....

Just wanted to let you know that I finally went out and got a new scale... with titanium battery... supposed to last a lifetime!!!
Maybe should have listened to hubby about not getting a new one.....
I weighed in (with OLD SCALE) at 150 a new low since this WOE..
BUT the new scale rang in at 154.4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:dizzy:
Oh well.. just glad to have one that will be consistant!!!! Now I can stay on track a little better...
Hope all of you have a great OP Tuesday....
will check in later with some posts!!!


kittywillow 08-26-2003 03:03 PM

thank you both Country,Jack, for your info....it's nice to know i made it to the right posting place.... lol

Ellen 08-26-2003 03:29 PM

Tuesday afternoon....
Monet is so mad she could eat nails. Are they SB legal?

The schedule for next week was posted last night. My very annoying manager scheduled me to work five days next week! I had told him I was going to be teaching a class on Thursdays, and he said ok. This is the first Thursday he has scheduled me in over six weeks! And I am not supposed to be working more than three days a week! I do not know what he is thinking, but I would not be surprised to find out he does not have a brain! I can't help but wonder if he thought, oh, she doesn't want to work on Thursdays, so I will schedule her, just to show her who is the boss! :censored:

My co-worker was asking a lot of questions, and working hard to stick to the program today. The baker was trying to get her to eat white bread,and she wouldn't. The doctor told her to avoid spicy foods for a month, and she was being very careful there too. I think she is going to go great!

The store had Maverik brand chuck roasts on sale today. I bought just about all they had. I spent a lot, but filled the freezer with roasts. Tom really prefers beef, and the Mavarik is antibiodic and hormone free, and very low fat. I came home and put one in the crockpot for dinner tonight.

Guess I will go take a bit of a nap, and come back later. I am getting pretty tired....

Teensybean 08-26-2003 04:23 PM

Good afternoon ladies...... don't have alot of time again, but want to put in an appearance, and wish all of you a great day!!

When I came here in March, I received nothing but hearty welcomes, and excellent advice, along with plenty of answers for all the questions I had. THIS IS A GREAT BOARD!! :cb:

I finally tamed our stray cat enough to get her into the vets this morning. We are getting her spayed, and giving her shots. She cried all the way there this morning! :cry: Just about broke my heart. When I pick her up, she will see that she has a brand new fluorescent pink collar with a little bell, and some kitty treats!!

Next we will try and introduce her to the puppies. That ought to be fun. The Bassethounds I am not worried about, but our Shar Pei mix is another story. I plan on leaving her in her pet porter for this adventure. I just want my pups to get her scent, and know that she is a part of this family.

I am making pizza tonight for dinner. Bill requested it. I am trying a recipe for the crust from the recipe files here. I KNOW I will probaby over eat, but am hoping not too bad. I haven't eaten pizza for over two years. ( I have made Quiche Pizza) I just have to keep telling myself that the second slice tastes just like the first!! Wish me luck.

I think we may be going to the lake tomorrow. Dh had to work again this morning......I could get used to this very easy!! Honestly, he has put in his time. But he says he does feel better when he is working. Too bad he couldn't just work three days a week!! Then we could still go to the lake and and have our running around time!!

Well, I will get to replies this evening. I have got to go get lunch ready. Bill didn't want breakfast this morning so he is hungry! He's a boy, he's always hungry!!

beachfan37 08-26-2003 04:39 PM

:wave: :wave: Hi All and Welcome all Newbies.

Just a quick moment to keep in touch. Hubby is sick...he is never sick and so he is pitiful. Pharmacy didn't even have him in the computer when I tried to fill his prescription and we've been going there for over 13 years!

I'm sort of blue and down. It may be because of lack of sleep. Trying to snap out of it!

I'd like to chime in on the issue from the other post re: the support on this board. I have been coming on this board for years and have always been welcomed. I think part of the confusion some of the newbies may have is the weekly support board vs. general SB question board. I try and see if there is a post but most days, I only come to the weekly support board. The other issue is that most of us have put ALL of our knowledge etc. on the SB information board. So just by looking through the boards most of the questions can be answered there! Debbie clearly gives all of these instructions on her opening post each morning. We want to support all and welcome all. Also, FYI we KNOW each other because we post here. Before posting here I didn't personally know anyone here...

OK hope everyone has a great day...

heartmom 08-26-2003 05:23 PM

here's some more pics
Okay, after these, I will be thru for awhile--This is Ashley and her first day of school outfit. This kid is obsessed with clothes, shoes,etc. She's such a girlie girl- I was a tomboy at that age.

heartmom 08-26-2003 05:25 PM

This is Boogie wearing his fave Bob the Builder outfit. He LOVES Bob- he even had Bob underwear and socks on.

heartmom 08-26-2003 05:27 PM

And this is Boogie in his Hulk pj's doing his Hulk pose..

heartmom 08-26-2003 05:29 PM

Last one- this is me in the motel at Pensacola last month- this is NOT a good pic at all- but it's the only recent one I have besides the one I posted the other day.

THE BIG ORANGE BABE 08-26-2003 05:32 PM

OH....MY....GAWD !!!!! IT'S RAINING LIKE POURING **** OUT OF A BOOT!!!! :rain:

DEB...I think you willed this stuff up here just for spite!!!!!! I've love SKEETER'S new name!!! I'll be passing that one along :lol:

I just got through conversing with SUSAN and she said to tell you that it's gonna be another one of those weeks. She probably won't be able to get on the board until after SEPT 10th...BUT....If you see her before that, you can condiser it a treat!!!!

THANKS EVERYONE for the suggestions on SKEETER'S problem...
I take a baby squirter and fill it with (sp?) kaopectec....he likes it because it tastes like chocolate and as y'all know....he can't have real chocolate!!! :s: I'm not his best friend after doing this, but at least it helps....

TRAVEL PLANS.....have changed....Kate called me this afternoon and has decided that she doesn't want to spend 11 hrs in the car on Thursday and now we're gonna leave about 2p.m. tomorrow and drive up to Cordele Ga and spend the night at a SKEETER friendly place that we have used in the past. He has got to be better, he eats KRYSTAL hamburgers on trips.....he absolutely loves the little things......BOB and KATE do too!!!! ;)

SO....that means that everything that I originally had two days to do, now has to be done in a few hours tonight......like bathing SKEETER...washing his bed and getting it dried (a major task!)

I'll be in touch from my cousin's and will fill you in on our adventures!

MONET....does this mean that we won't be able to get together
next week? Susan only has her birthday on the 3rd, and isn't really sure about that....I'd hate to think that we have to put this off AGAIN!!! Susan said she is in need of "that flour that MONET has her hooked on!" :p

LADIES....I'm off, but will be in touch......



THE BIG ORANGE BABE 08-26-2003 05:36 PM


Those are GREAT PICTURES!!!! I still can't believe how they have grown!!!

SEF....I thought of you when I posted about retiring to the HOLIDAY INN!!! :lol:


THE BIG ORANGE BABE 08-26-2003 06:04 PM

I'm so sorry that I forgot to acknowledge the NEWBIES in our crowd!!! {{{{{{{{{{{{WELCOME}}}}}}}}}}}}}


fruitloupe 08-26-2003 09:18 PM

Hey friends

Popping in to tell you a little funny...I talked to a friend today that takes Zoloft and she said that she did put on a lot of weight - and her boobs grew! Oh my! I definitely don't want that to happen being that I just got my boobs reduced! I got it filled today and I'll start taking it and see what happens. I definitely don't want or need to gain weight. I think that if weight gain had been a side effect, she wouldn't have given it to me - she knows I'm trying to lose. I'll keep you posted


Ellen 08-26-2003 10:31 PM

BOB: The third is Wednesday.... I am working 7 to 1. I may be able to slide out a bit early, if necessary. Let me know what time you are hitting the area... To meet you, I will do what ever I can. Funny you are going to stay in Cordele. My husband is from around there. We drive through Cordele on our way to visit his mother. :)

Time for bed...sweet dreams everyone!

Teensybean 08-27-2003 01:49 AM

Well, it is late again. I was kept busy til 8:30 tonight. The pizza was wonderful!! Who ever posted the crust recipe did a great job. A neighbor of ours stopped in just as we were sitting down to eat. He finally agreed to have a small piece, said it was the best pizza crust he had EVER had. Dh is not a big pizza fan, but he agreed, likes the WW crust alot better than regular crust. I WAS BAD, I caved and had two pieces. But ate light for lunch and had a small dinner salad with dinner. So my total was 3 starchy carbs today.

My carbs for the day are as follows;

B--6 oz cantaloupe, BB Lite 85 1/2 c Fiber One, 1/4 c FF milk.


L-1/2 c Gazpacho, 5 oz cuke, onion tomato in red wine vingegar.


D- Salad, 2 pieces WW pizza....will just list the carbs.... (green pepper, onion, olives, pizza sauce, ww crust)

Probably had one too many fruits, but would rather snack on them than add more fats. I still have a hard time keeping them down.

Total for today

1452 calories
49 fat
15 sf
2 poly
8 mono
181 carbs
35 fiber
94 protein

Jack-k-- You are most welcome, it took me a while to figure it out, but now I use it 5 days a week. It seems like it takes forever when you first start, but once you get all your custom foods in.....name brands and such, it is pretty fast. I also use it to figure out how much of what is in new recipes. I take the totals and then divide by the number of servings I get. So now I know what is in my zucchini cake, or carrot cake per oz.

Heart-- Glad those monster scales were behaving themselves for you. A pound is a pound is a pound!! Any loss is SUPER!!

Libra-- Hello! :wave:

Pancho-- Which recipe board is the zucchini loaf on?? I have zucchini coming out my ears!! I am going to have to start shredding it and freezing it. Will see what I can find. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

Deb-- I used to take all three of my dogs, but I never felt like I got a good work out. The bassethounds don't move too fast, always have their noses to the ground. Our Shar Pei on the other hand will walk the legs off me. Since I got the Total Body Trainer I haven't been doing any walking except when we go to the lake. I miss it, but really like my resistance work outs. And am losing alot of inches.

BOB-- Too funny!! I can just see Skeeter taking his tail and poo poo painting!! But then I woke up to a mess this morning too. I put our little stray cat in a wire cage last night because she was not supposed to have anything to eat or drink after midnight. I left the cage under dh truck where she always hangs out, so it was in the dirt so she would feel free to do her duty if need be. And it would fall through the wire. Without letting me know, Dh moved her into the shop!! Poor little girl, rather than mess on the concrete floor, she used her bed box!! PU!! But she is all cleaned up and doing fine now. No babies for this Itty Bitty Kitty!! Have a great trip, see you when you get back!!

Fruit-- Sorry you are having such a rough time. Maybe the Zoloft will be beneficial for you. I don't know have any info on it for you, just hope that it helps you out. 9 pounds is AWESOME!! You have every right to be estatic!!

Monet-- What is the SB shopping guide? I have heard it mentioned before. And where would I get a peak at one? I am quite sure that you are a great asset to your place of employment!! They are darn lucky to have you. So of course your review should have been good!! AM I PARTIAL......no way!!

Gator-- Glad you had a wonderful time. Sexy night gowns......ooh laa laa!! (Was that French??) Happy Anniversary, belated.

Sef-- I would love to have your recipe. I am not sure yet just how we are going to do this. I am getting a few different recipes and then will probably go with DH pick. I would appreciate having yours too. Hope you are not still trotting around today. Please get to feeling better!

Quilter-- Sounds like you are very busy! Sometimes we just have to put the weight loss on hold, and get ourselves back to feeling better. You will be okay once you are over this bug or what ever it is.

Toni-- WOW 816 pounds, just think of the loss you will have when you replace the battery. LOL.

Country-- Wow, you are really racking up the miles. WTG. Don't get frustrated, believe me I have been there. I went over 6 months of not losing any weight. And I was walking 4 miles a day then. For me the answer was SB. I had to start eating more. Deb really helped me with this one. Maybe you need to jounal for a couple of weeks and see if there is a problem there?? Maybe not enough calories now that you are doing all that walking. I wanted to finish losing sooooo bad, that I sabotaged myself.

Well gang, I am off to search for a few recipes. See in in the morning.

Toni48 08-27-2003 08:44 AM

Good morning everyone. Just got off the TM and so thats out of the way. Get a a hair cut and permanet this moring. Yippee I feel like a slob with my hair ugly. I've been pretty tired for some reason and wonder if its because this is just the second week on this WOE and my body is adjusting. I'm also drinking less coffee in the morning. Anyway I'll ride it out. The days are getting a little easier and I'm getting back in the routine of eating right. I think my DH is catching on to it to. I noticed he took the dog for a walk last night thats unusual....

Angehaley- Congrads on the new scale. I had the same problem with mine when I got it new. Now the battery is dead and I'm lost. I've just got to find one.....

Monet- Your boss sounds like some kind of work!! I hope you get it worked out. I hope your co worker does well. It would sure be nice to have someone to work with that is on SB to and doing good. I also shop at a meat store that has natural hormone free beef. Its a little more expensive but I like it allot better. We even tried ground buffalo this week and it was good. I put it in my lasagna. Anyway its supposed to be really healthy.

Teensybean- Your poor kitty but she will be so happy to see you and get her new collar. Thats what I did to our cat to introduce her to the dogs. We had a large old parrot cage (no parrot in it) and put her in there so everyone could get used to each other. I know what you mean about your DH working only 3 days a week. It would be fun if Steve could do that too. I would want to camp lots. I make pizza once in awhile and we sure like it. I usually have the leftovers for lunches. Glad it turned out so good.

beachfan- Hope your hubby is feeling better. Sorry you didn't sleep well and hope you had a better night last night. To bad it isn't cooler and you could go for a nice walk, sometimes that helps...

Heartmom- Dang I couldn't get the pictures but they sound so cute....

Bob- Have a great trip and I hope you get skeeter's bed all dried. He must have a big fluffy one.

Fruitloupe- Good luck on the Zoloft. Dang I hope it doesn't put on weight. Surely not...

Well this is all for now. I'll pop back in after while. Have a great SB day.....

Debelli 08-27-2003 09:17 AM


I don't have but a second and just wanted to stop in and say hello. Will try my best to get some time on the computer later today.



Rosalie 08-27-2003 09:49 AM

Good Morning All

Thought I'd better check in for WIW. I've had a lot of running around this week including some babysitting so have not had much time to get on board. I am down a pound from last week to 191.5 which is half a pound less than my lowest of a few weeks ago. Hope I can break the nineties barrier soon.

These are the carbs that I had a couple of days ago. Haven't yet figured it out for yesterday:


Oatbran - 16 grms
Milk - 10 grms
Cream - 6 grms
Peas - 14 grms
Mixed veggies - 7 grms
Peas and cottage cheese (curried packaged meal)) - 14 grms
Mixed berries - 11 gms
Brown basmati - 35 grms
Nectarine - 16 grms
Plum - 9 grms

Total 138 grm

CountryMom - I know what it is like to be stalled for such a long time but I second what Jack-K said that it could be because you are not eating enough. Are you journalling? I was stalled for about 18 months until I took Debbies advice and checked out the site that figures out how many calories I should be taking in for my height and activity etc. I then started using FitDay again and made sure I got in the calories that were suggested (at the same time I was restricting my starchy carbs but taking in a lot of ther carbs.) Anyway after a couple of weeks of this I started to lose again. Very slowly but it is coming off. It's taken me a couple of months to lose about nine pounds but it is slowly coming off. As long as I take in enough calories by dinner time I find that most days I don't even need to snack in the evening. Hope you can figure out something that will work for you.

Deb - I must say that I have never known anyone not to be welcomed on this board - and I have been around for almost three years.

Angehaley - When my ds got his new electronic scale and I started using it I was disappointed to see that I was 5.5 pounds heavier than on my old mechanical scale. I started off by deducting that amount each time I weighed but that got cumbersome so I ended up accepting the new weight but upped my starting weight so no matter what scale I was using I new how much I had lost since starting sb. It took a while to accept those higher figures but what will be will be.

kittywill - I answered your question about the cheesecake on the other board but will post it here as well in case you don't see it over there. "The HONEY LEMON CHEESECAKE recipe is on the Jan/Feb/March 2003 RECIPE BOARD. I've just brought it to the top of the RECIPES page so you should be able to find it now. If you want to see other recipes go to the SB Recipes page, scroll to the bottom of the page to where it says "Showing threads 1- 10" etc and click on the right hand column and choose "beginning" and you will see several more recipe boards from previous years.

I think it is ok to have this for a treat when you are just starting on SB as long as you watch the portions - which can be hard to do. :lol: My reason for not baking or making desserts too often. I just don't have the willpower not to eat too much.:(."

Heartmom - They were great pics of you and Ashley and Boogie.

BOB - I think I will be moving in to the Holiday Inn with you when the time comes. :lol:. Have a safe trip.

Teensybean - Which pizza crust recipe did you use. I know there are several on our recipe boards.

Fruitloupe - Hope you begin to feel better when taking the Zoloft. I checked my drug book and although it doesn't mention weight gain it does say that one of the UNCOMMON side effects is increased appetite.

I wish everyone a good WIW. Hello to Jack-K, Monet, Toni, Beachfan, Pancho, Quilter, Sef, Libra, Woodfrogs. Hope I haven't missed anyone. Time to go and get breakfast and jump in the shower. Have to get out to do a bit of grocery shopping. I want to make some ww oatmeal bread so that I have something legal to take to work with me next week.

Gotta run.


Solly 08-27-2003 10:49 AM

Happy WIW.

Hope the scale is good to everyone today. I'm weighing, just not telling. Working on it though.

Got in a total of 5 miles yesterday and 40 minutes of wt training and floor exercises. All that exercise doesn't leae much time for anything else. I have a ton of ironing to do but to tired at night to get it done. Guess I will do it piece by piece.

Was going to walk this morning, but I didn't even hear DH's alarm and didn't wake up until he left. Then it's too late to go. Will get it in tonight.

Angehaley, Glad you got a new scale, but that is a bummer on weighing more on it.

Monet, Can you talk to your boss and get your schedule changed? Men! It is so nice that your friend has you to guide her along. I'm sure she will do great with your help and it will probably help keep you on track as well.

Teensy, glad you enjoyed your pizza. 2 pieces aren't that bad. Did you make it in a bread machine or by hand? Hope yourkitty does ok. I like shredded zuchinni in my salad. Yum!

Beach, hope your DH feels better soon. Mine is never sick either. Hope you get out of your funk.

Heartmom, The kids are precious. Ashley looks like she is ready to conquer the world or at least the school. Your's is great too. Have always said how pretty you are and I love your hair.

Bob, I believe Krystle burgers are like white castles, Poor Skeeter, If he gets over his problem, those will surely do him in. I love them too. Can you believe my coworker has never had one.

Fruit, I saw a commercial for Zoloft last night and it mentioned side effects of drowsiness, constipation. The normal things. Maybe they onlu list the common things on TV.

Rosalie, Congrats on your loss. You will be out of those 90's soon I know it.

Congrats to all the losers today, and the rest of us, we just need to persevere.


angehaley 08-27-2003 11:28 AM

I am so angry right now.. I will post my wiw # and get off site for now.....

So, once again today... I am thinking I sould have listened to my hubby about a new scale....
I weighed in at 155.2
I was 154.4 y-day..........
Now I am gonna become obsessed with it now....!
DH was also up 4 lb from other scale.....????

oh well..
Hope you all are doing welll....

will talk at you later when not so upset....

Libra925 08-27-2003 11:42 AM

Good morning, ladies.

Deb - I posted on the other site to the unhappy poster. I understand where she is coming from. It is hard to join an established group. However, as I told her, all of you have been wonderful about welcoming and encouraging me. It takes time to create a close connection and friendships. It's been hard for me to take steps to work on these things, but the problem has been with me, not the group. This is something I work on constantly. It goes a long way back to feeling like no one could possibly want to be friends with me. I could write a book on low self-esteem, but there are plenty of them out there already.

Anyway, thanks everyone for being so warm and welcoming. I'm feeling pretty good about his bunch after only a two week history of being here. You're a great group!

T-bean - I loved your comment to Toni about her WI of over 800 lbs! That will be the magical weight loss I've always dreamed of - going to bed fat and waking up thin!

WIW - I regained a pound, but I know what I did wrong. Oh, well, another day, another opportunity to be healthy.


bashful8 08-27-2003 12:06 PM

Almost a week
Good Morning Everyone!

It's been almost a week since I came to the boards...This has been for a couple of reasons. One my schedule has continued to be crazy and will probably continue to be for sometime now. But the second and more prominent one is b/c I've been doing some soul searching about my eating. I am feeling really confused about what to do, to be honest. I really love you all, and the support here has been wonderful, but I have been feeling really disappointed by my weight loss since I started this WOE. I thought it would be like ATkins was for me 6 years ago "easy, a no brainer" but it hasn't been. And I worry about the feasabilty of this working for me, especially once I start internship. I am not going to have a lot of time to come here and get support and I find finding SB legal food a real challenge at times (esp when I'm running and don't have time to prepare stuff myself). So I've been trying to decide what to do. I have been eating fine and tracking everything, I guess I just feel guilty coming here and asking for support when I've feeling unsure about SB working for me. I don't want anyone to think I'm dumping on or down talking SB, I'm just not sure if it is right for me. So that's why I've been staying away.

I've been thinking about trying WW (again) and incorporating a lot of what I've learned from SB and all of you, but I think that if I do WW I would have to be less SB strict b/c trying to follow both "totally" would probably make me insane with everything else that is on my plate. (just too much to keep track of)

Anyway, I didn't want you all to think I had just fallen off the planet or that something was seriously wrong. I've just been trying to figure this all out.

If anyone has advice to share I welcome it as always.

Thank you!

Pancho 08-27-2003 12:09 PM

Good Wednesday Morning:

TOM arrived; Yuck!! I did weigh in this morning at 125.5 (that's 1 - 1.5 up from last week), but will take it. I did get to the gym early this morning and did 5 minutes on eliptical, 30 minutes on treadmill & did upper body workout on circuit and free weights.

Well, I'm not sure what to say about the nutritionist. I probably already knew most of what he told me. He was also big into macrobiotic diet (I think that is what it is called)...basically vegetarian with poultry & fish. I can't do that, and won't. He said that my diet looks really good and that I really didn't need to add too much for supplementation. He pretty much said I could go off the current supplements, and just take coq10, B complex, flax seed oil, calcium w/ mag., digestive enzymes, a green food supplement called Perfect Food. I, of course, will research everything and decide myself if I should/want to take it. He did tell me that Metamucil is harsh on the system, and flax seed oil or psyllum husks are the best for bulking agents. So...not sure that it was worth the money for someone to tell me that I eat well, which I know I do now that I am on SB, and to give me a little info. on a few more supplements. I think it all boils down to their personal beliefs -vs- what works best for the individual.

Anyway, my daughter did well on her first day of Kindergarten, and I did better than expected! I teared up a little, but got over it when I left. She is so outgoing and social that I knew she would do great. She talked about her day all the way home. We stopped at Wal-Mart to get her a lunchbox, and they were clearing them out already; they were marked $2. I got her two, that way they will make it through the year. Last year, one got all sticky and the zipper broke halfway through the year.

Boom: Welcome to SB. The Pretty Impressive Stuff site that was mentioned is probably your very best source of info. If you have any questions, come on over, and ask away.

angehaley: Glad you got a new scale; it made all the difference to me. Mine only does .5 increments, which is better than trying to read what the little needle said on my old one. You will fluctuate a tad from time to time; try not to get too obsessed (like I'm one to talk; I have to make sure I've emptied my bladder and don't have anything extra on my body when I weigh in first thing in the a.m.). AND, I try never to weigh later in the day, as I can sometimes be 3 pounds heavier.

Monet: I am sure you will be a great source of inspiration to your co-worker! It sounds as if she is really going to make it work.

Teensy: Hope your cat has a speedy recovery, and the introductions go well. I found the recipe for the zucchini bread in the recipe section (I think under cakes). I believe it is called a zucchini loaf cake, and it is delicious! Glad to hear the pizza crust turned out so well; I will have to try it.

heartmom: Your kids are precious, and it is so nice to put a face with a name!

BOB: Have fun; we will look forward to hearing from you.

fruit: Good luck with the zoloft.

Everyone have a great day!!! I am going to the mall when DD is in school to make some returns. I have a pair of pants to take back to Old Navy and a pair of shorts to take to Lerner NY; one size I am getting a smaller pair, and one a larger pair (go figure)!

I hope to check in later!!

Pancho 08-27-2003 12:34 PM



Ellen 08-27-2003 01:28 PM

PANCHO: When you hit 100 posts! ;)

Teensybean 08-27-2003 03:08 PM

Good morning everyone!! I was so excited to get out and take care of our kitty, that I forgot to weigh until after I had had my coffee and fruit, so I will do my weigh in tomorrow.

Kitty is fine, and back to her snobbish self. Yesterday while she was still under the pain meds she was all lovey dovey. NOT TODAY!! And she has already lost her pretty pink collar with the bell! Oh well...... she looked nice while it lasted, lol.

Toni-- Don't you just love having someone mess with your hair? I love going to get mine done. I think the tiredness could be the sugars and such leaving your body. Hope that is all it is anyway. Give it a few days and you will probably get a real burst of energy!

Rosalie-- Congrats on the loss...... new low!! How wonderful!! I will check the board and see which one I used.

Jack-k-- I made the crust by hand. It was so good. I am going to have leftovers for lunch. But I am going to only have 1 piece. Will let Bill have the rest. The kitty is back to her normal self this morning....and she has already lost her pretty pink collar!!


Libra-- I hope you are over that feeling......we definitely want you to be here, and to be our friend. Each and everyone of us has something to contribute to this board, and that is what (in my opinion) makes it so successful!! Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all do that, wake up thin!!

Bashful-- I am a convert from Protein Power.....if Atkins was easy for you, this should be a snap!! Take what you ate on Atkins, and add a few more healthy vegetables, or a couple of different fruits, add a slice of whole grain bread, and you have SBer's! It really is a no brainer!! You don't have to make it complicated, KISS (keep it simple sweetie) Many people have great success with WW. My best friend got me started on the low carb woe, but couldn't stick to it herself. She joined WW has has lost over 45 pounds now. We just have to do what we feel is right for us. I wish you the best in what ever you decide to do. We are all for you taking care of and being healthy, no matter which way you get there!!

Pancho-- Sorry you were disappointed in the nutritionalist. Yes, we do eat very healthy don't we. I just love it!!

heartmom 08-27-2003 03:14 PM

Well, I did it! I FINALLY lost for WIW:D It's probably been about a month. I'm around 182.5 which puts me at a 2.5 pound loss this week. Man, I was really getting discouraged. I looked at what I was eating and what I could change that might make me loose, since exercising and watching my starchy carbs alone weren't doing the trick. I realized that I was eating alot of protein which had alot of fat- like eating eggs and nsa bacon 3-4 times a week, or cheeseburgers(legal) for lunch,etc.. So I went back to eating my fruit in the morning and yogurt. Lunch this week has been salads(chef, garden, steak, tuna) with ranch dressing. Today I had a chef salad for lunch but still wasn't satisfied after eating it so I had a piece of toast(Nature's Own wheat n' fiber) with Smucker's peanut butter- that hit the spot. Later on I'm going to have a strawberry smoothie for my snack and supper tonight is going to be chili w/beans. All my clothes right now are loose on me- they have been for a couple of weeks, although the measuring tape says I haven't lost but about 2 inches total. I can wear SOME 14's, but the majority or too tight- I look like I'm going to bust at the seams:lol: Okay, I haven't done much with my life today other than return a rented movie and go get Joseph's meds. So I need to get off the computer and clean up and get my exercise in for the day( I skipped yesterday).

Teensy- the pizza sounds good. I wish I could make something like that- but don't know where to begin. Doesn't it take alot of time to make the dough? And don't beat yourself up! 2 slices of legal pizza? If it had been me it would have been 4!

Thanks for the compliments about the photos- BTW- do they show up blurry on ya'lls screen?

Teensybean 08-27-2003 03:40 PM

Rosalie-- the recipe I used is in the bread/cereal section, and was posted by Sheanne!! It was wonderful!

Solly 08-27-2003 03:49 PM

Just a quickie to catch up.

Ange, don't worry about that scale. The gain can be anything. Could be the wt of the food you last ate, hormones, water, etc. Try not to let it get you down. Sorry a bout losing the post, That is so frustrating. Happens to us all.

Libra, as long as you know what you did wrong and can fix it you are doing great. I would love to go to bed and wake up thin. Wouldn't we all. I'm glad you found us and we enjoy posting with you.

Bashful, we don't care which diet you follow. Everyone has to do what works for them. You are still welcome to come here when you can for support and friendship no matter what, Just pop in and say hi.

Pnacho, glad DD had a great afirst day. What a bargain on the lunchboxes. I was disappointed too with the info from the nutritionist. Was hoping for some exciting info. That is some strange vitamins to take.

Teensy, cats are strange animals. Can't believe she lost her collar already. Good advice to Bashful.

Heartmom, Congrats on the loss. that is great motivation for you to keep going. Good going on figuring out what was keeping you from losing.

Got to run.

have a great evening. Hope I don't melt tonight walking (or maybe I do) it is 9 here.


tysgrammy 08-27-2003 05:01 PM

Disappointing second week!!! After a lose of 8lbs last week, this week I am up 1lb. I know it is because I havent stuck to the plan like I should. Also I honestly believe not logging on to this board regularly had alot to do with my straying from the plan. I started back to classes this week (I am one of those late bloomers. Going back for my degree in my 40's) and there just doesnt seem to be enough time each day to take care of everything on my list. I realize that I need the support from this board to keep on track, so I have to make the time to touch base with my fellow SBs.

Began SB 8/11/03
274/267/200 first goal

heartmom 08-27-2003 05:20 PM

TYS- you lost 8 pounds last week- that's a HUGE loss. Don't set your expectations too high. The first week or so, you'll probably lose the most. Then it will taper off to a slower pace. But keep with it and you'll see results. I've lost 87 pounds- but it's taken me 2 years. The good thing about a slow pace is you're less likely to put a bunch of it back on. I know several people that have lost alot of weight in the fraction of time it's taken me- but they are now heavier than I am and heavier than I've ever known them to be. Don't get discouraged- you might be up a pound this time- but next week you'll probably be back down again.

I just heard about the Chicago warehouse shooting- people are just going crazy nowadays.

Toni48 08-27-2003 05:21 PM

Good afternoon. Got my perm done and I look so much better and also picked up a battery for my scale. So tomorrow I can weigh in.

Jack-k- Sounds like you're doing fine. Be careful about getting to hot... Are you wishing like me for a little cooler weather. Don't even mention white castles, it makes my mouth water just thinking about them. Your walking is so great....

Teensybean- I'll have to go looking for that recipe you used and see if its the same one I use...Yes its great to have a new perm. I feel so much better. Another reason I've been doing a little more so could be more tired. But you're probably right just my body adapting to SB again.

Heartmom-I finally was able to pull up your photos and they were so good. My goodness how the kids have grown. And you look so good.. Congrads on the weight loss

Pancho- Congrads on being a Senior!!!! LOL.... Well it was good the nutri. confirmed you were eating right. I'm glad your little one made it through school really well and her MOM did too...

bashful- Sorry it didn't work out for you. You're a real sweetie and I wish you success in what ever you deciede...

Libra-Yep something tells me tomorrow I'll have a few hundred lb. weight loss. LOL..... I liked your comment to the girl on the other post... Guess we're next door neighbors since I live in Missouri.

angehaley- I messed up the other morning to while posting. I tried to refresh the page and lost everything. I was so discouraged and mad!!! So I know how you're feeling. Those new scales can drive you crazy till you get all lined out with them. I believe I had to take a weight gain when I got my new scale to.

Rosalie-Way to go gal on the weight.... You're always busy..... busy.....

Debilli- Hope you're having a good day..

tysgrammy- Don't get discouraged remember you had a big loss last week and your body needs to adjust. Get back to eating right and try to pop on a little more often for some encouragement...

fruitloupe 08-27-2003 05:58 PM

Hey chicks

I was up a pound today - I'm about to start my period- woohoo! So, I may have some water retention or something. I'm still bringing home tons of work - hope it ends soon! Bourbon Street is calling my name! Can you hear it? Missy, Missy, Missy......I know I won't do tooooo bad - at least I hope not anyway! Y'all can look for me on TV - its decadence weekend where all the gays dress up and stuff. I'll be the one NOT in DRAG or having sex on the street! I'll be the one in the window in the background watching the sights from afar with a 3 for 1 white russian in my hand!! HAHA! Ok - back to work!


Ellen 08-27-2003 06:47 PM

Quick post here.

I have to leave to go to small group in a few minutes. I made dinner for the group tonight. WW lasagna, roughly using Country's recipe. It sure looks good! I made another pan to put in the freezer for a meal later on, or to give to someone if needed.

Took a dip in the pool, and it sure felt good. My son in law is here, swimming. His wife is out looking for a bathing suit. They are leaving on vacation to Florida to visit his grandparents near Tampa tomorrow.

My co-worker is doing great! She came into the store today to grocery shop and kept coming over to the bakery to ask me if different products were ok! She is going to get on here, too, she promised. Another co-worker got some very bad news today. Her husband called to tell her a friend had been killed in an accident. I felt so bad for her, I started crying too! It made me think of all the pain my daughter and her friends went through when her friend was killed a few years ago. I just hate for anyone to have to experience that.

I talked to my manager today. There will probably not be a repeat of his scheduling me on a Thursday. I did not ask for him to let me off this coming Thursday, though. I am going to work the five days, and enjoy the money.

PANCHO: What kind of credentials did that Nutrition Counselor have? I am looking into going to school for that. There are several online courses of study I could do, one is $5k, and another is $1K. I am hoping my doctor can give me some advice on what route to take to get trained. It just has always been something I wanted to do.

FRUIT: 3 for 1 White Russians? Oh, dear! Don't get loaded! It sure won't help the weight! Also, if you are taking Zoloft, check and make sure drinking won't interact with it. My daughter takes a gaba inhibitor, and the doctor told her under no circumstances should she drink while on it.

ANGE: I hate when I lose stuff like that! I guess you get to the point where it doesn't make you mad anymore. The second time I had a hard drive crash, I just kind of got to the point of 'so what?' :)

Ok, I gotta go get packed up to go! Later!

Pancho 08-27-2003 07:23 PM

Good afternoon; nothing planned for dinner, so will probably have a pot pie and salad.

Got all my returns done when DD was in school, and also splurged and ate a soft pretzel with nacho cheese at the mall (it's o.k. to do that when it is TOM, right?) Excuses, excuses....well, I enjoyed it and will get right back on plan now.

heartmom: Congrats on the loss. That fat can sure add up in foods that we don't even think about. I finally found some lowfat cheesesticks at Wal-Mart, and hope I like them; it's nice to have something like that to snack on. Photos did not turn out blurry at all on my end!

tysgrammy: Hang in there; you had an awesome first week loss. You won't be able to expect huge losses like that every week. As heart said, the more gradual, the more permanent it seems. It may take a little longer initially, but you won't gain it all back because you are changing the way you are eating for a lifetime. If you've had a few indescretions, put it behind you and move on!! Take some legal food with you when you have classes, and maybe that will help keep you on plan.

fruit: Have fun "window watching."

Monet: The lasagne will be a big hit; it is delicious. It is such a large amount too. We ate it two nights in a row, and I froze some of it. I will definately be making it again! So sorry to hear of your co-workers loss :( It's so tough to lose someone close to you. I was reading a book that told me what credentials to look for in a nutritionist, and he had them, but I can't tell you what they are. I will pull his card out of the truck, and the next time I post, I will put all the info/initials on for you since you will probably understand them if it is something you've looked into. I would have personally liked to have sat down with a woman, being a woman. I think you would do well doing something like that.

Well better go run! I'll check in tomorrow a.m. I cannot believe I have posted 100 times; I must have a lot to say (ha).

beachfan37 08-27-2003 08:05 PM

Hi All

I'm still super busy and only have a minute to post. I've kept up with everyone and am thinking about you. I did want to respond to Bashful...

BASHFUL...I was on SB before and lost 90lbs. I lost about 1 pound per week. This time because I just couldn't wait that long and I was so mad at myself for gaining so much back, I am combining Weight Watchers with SB. I am losing 2lbs per week. I use Weight Watchers to control my portions and SB to eat healthy. Just be forewarned...I am always hungry on Weight Watchers. That is because unlike when I was on SB I am really limiting how much I eat portion wise. The other comment I wanted to make is that I follow SB but use the advice that what you eat is about making the best choice not just the perfect SB foods choice. Because of my job, alot of the time food is put in front of me and I have to eat what is there. So I may not eat SB legal but I will eat as close as possible to SB legal. Good luck on making the best decision for you. Whatever way of eating you decide to go with, remember we can still be friends and support you! Stay in touch.

Well have to run...see ya'll soon.


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