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July 24, 2005, 12:14 pm CDT

Wow! I finally made it!

Hi dear friends!  It's Linda here.  I had to change my username and everything, just to get back on here.  And something is up with my ISP, so I can't even post a picture yet.  But, I'm grateful just to back on here with all of you!

 

Hmmmmm, maybe I can post a picture IN my post, but it will take some practice here.  I'm SO not good at change, so it's going to take a little bit of time for me to get used to all the changes here.

 

Ok, here's my confession...I went to a baby shower yesterday that had UNBELIEVABLE food!  I went all out, sadly, but I guess I know that I can get back on track.  I actually worked out last night when I got home because I was so shocked by what I had let myself eat.  I had a salad for lunch today, and I need to up my h2o intake.  I'm so glad that I have learned what I've learned and know that I will not self destruct from this.

 

Anyway, off for now, but I can't wait to see how everyone is doing.  Plus I have to figure out how to reaccess my diaries.  I bet since my username has changed I will have lost ALL my information!  How tragic is that?  Almost 2 years of triumphs and struggles!  YIKES!   That's the saddest part.....

 

Oh, well.....have a great day everyone.

 
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July 24, 2005, 12:52 pm CDT

Just practicing for a picture

Hi dear friends! It's Linda here. I had to change my username and everything, just to get back on here. And something is up with my ISP, so I can't even post a picture yet. But, I'm grateful just to back on here with all of you!

Hmmmmm, maybe I can post a picture IN my post, but it will take some practice here. I'm SO not good at change, so it's going to take a little bit of time for me to get used to all the changes here.

Ok, here's my confession...I went to a baby shower yesterday that had UNBELIEVABLE food! I went all out, sadly, but I guess I know that I can get back on track. I actually worked out last night when I got home because I was so shocked by what I had let myselfeat. I had a salad for lunch today, and I need to up my h2o intake. I'm so glad that I have learned what I've learned and know that I will not self destruct from this.

Anyway, off for now, but I can't wait to see how everyone is doing. Plus I have to figure out how to reaccess my diaries. I bet since my username has changed I will have lost ALL my information! How tragic is that? Almost 2 years of triumphs and struggles! YIKES! That's the saddest part.....

Oh, well.....have a great day everyone.

 
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July 24, 2005, 7:21 pm CDT

JenJen

Nice to "meet" you.  Welcome to our little gang here.   Looking forward to getting to know you better.

 

And Brenda is right, I weigh myself for exactly the same reasons you do.  It keeps me in check and is the best tactic for me keeping my weight off.

 

Talk to you soon!

 

Linda

 
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July 25, 2005, 12:23 pm CDT

So Bren...

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Linda,

Hi, I am happy to have contact with you again. I'mglad we all back onthe message boards. I hope you can find your diaries. It's so nice to see your face (and your son's face) on the message boards again! (even if it is a different name). Take care! :) Brenda

Are those birds or mice in your picture?

 

ha ha ha ha!  I couldn't resist, sorry!  Good to see you back here, too.  We were all so sorry that we didn't have your email address when the boards went out of commission.  I'm so glad we're finding our way back!

 

Have a great day!

 
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July 29, 2005, 12:33 pm CDT

hey everyone!

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Just checking in to see who's around and to say hello. I must say I'm amazed at how I've found exercise to be so closesly tied in with my eating. About a week ago was the first time in about 20 months that I didn't fit in my IE for about 5 consecutive days. Boy, did that mess me up. Or, was it some stinkin' thinkin' from RSP (so deprived, poor me) that threw off the eating which then played with my motivation for IE.  Add to that a boken Air Conditioner and loss of my vehicle for a couple days -- too hot at home, and unable to get to Curves. 

 

Any way, excuses aside, it just feels right to be back solid again with my IE. And to think that for YEARS, I thought I hated exercise.  Just didn't know what I was missing!

 

Sure hope we can keep our board going. I miss you all!

 

Brenda.

Sorry I've been MIA.  I've been really busy with my family doing some fun summer activities, and just snuck a few minutes today to read posts and to reply.

 

Not too much going on of interest.  Just enjoying summer so much with my husband and boys.  The pool has been a blast this year.  Yesterday we went to our local amusement park and my pedometer said I walked 17,800 steps and 11.8 miles!  We were exhasted when we got home!  But it was gorgeous weather and we had so much fun riding rides.

 

Since I walked so much yesterday I skipped my IE today  :-(, but plan on getting some good cardio and abs tomorrow morning.

 

How is everyone else?

 

Getting used to the boards yet?  :-)

 
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August 1, 2005, 12:28 pm CDT

Hey Debbie!

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I missed everyone so  much while my computer would not work right, and I tried to say hi when I went to visit my parents but I couldn't get on then either. I see my picture is a bit distorted and I need to get a new one, but I wanted to say hi to everyone and let you know that I have had you in my thoughts while I have been gone.

 

I was told by my doctors that I am not allowed to do any type of exercise other than biking( I need to get my road bike fixed) or stairs(I live in a one level ranch house). So I have been trying to come up with ways to get around that , unfortunately I have gained 10 pounds back, I just got the ok from my doc to do weights again, errg It has been a bit frusterating to go from 1 1/2 hours a day to nothing while trying to figure a way around it all, why can't I exercise, my plantar facitis became so bad I couldn't hardly walk and it was cramping painfully when just sitting. So it has been fun.

 

We got some news on Christian, he definitely has a severed tendon, but we feel that it is supposed to be put back the way it was and that is the strong feeling both me and my husband have and so we are going to find the doctor that will do what needs to be done. I have prayed like crazy and I feel that what the Lord wants is to have Christians foot whole again, not what the doctors seem to want to hear.  So he is getting tests done that are checking his nerves in  his foot and the muscles in his leg. We had to split it in two because when the stuck the needle into his calf muscle and sent the electricity through it he about lost it, and so we have to give him medicine to sedate him to complete the test next friday, then we get a nother opinion from another doctor about the situation which is very complicated now that the second surgeon shortened the tendon in surgery after the first one severed it, he sort of doesn't want to do what needs to be done, he seems to be backing out of it and wanting to wait, but that is not an option for Christian, things just need to be fixed so that he can use his toe.  So if I could again impart your faith on his behalf that things will be as the Lord desires, I would really appreciate it.

 

So that is a brief catch up, but I hope to read and catch up myself too, I just wanted to let you know I am finally back on and I have missed you all a lot!!!

 

Love ya Debbie

So good to see you back here again.  I'm so sorry about all the hassle with Christian's foot.  I know that this has been going on for a long time.  I hope that you will get the peace and results that you long for soon.

 

I so feel for you with the exercise problems.  I think Brenda has a great idea with the swimming, but I know that would probably be hard with your 7 kids!  The pilates is great, too, and can you do some upper body strength training?  I forget if you have hand weights.

 

Let us know how you are doing.  It's great to have you back on board!

 

Linda

 
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August 1, 2005, 12:38 pm CDT

national weight loss registry

Have you noticed if you make a mistake in the message title, you can't delete it with the back space?  GRRRRR......

 

Anyway, I've been filling out my info for the Nat'l weight loss registry.  It has been really interesting.  For those of you who aren't familiar with it, it's a registry of anyone in the US who has lost at least 30 lbs. and maintained that loss for at least a year.  (BTW...Brenda, have you maintained your loss for over a year.....do they have one in Canada?)  There are a lot of ?s and I've really enjoyed reading through my questionaires.  They are studying why and how these people are able to keep their weight off over the long term.  It's been a real morale boost to be a part of this and it will be interesting to see where this study goes.

 

Oh, well.  Just checking in for the day.  I have to admit that my eating has been VERY sloppy over the last few days.....my son turned three and we had several family get togethers.  FORTUNATELY, I have still been maintaining, thanks in part to my consistent IE.  Praise God for his strength in keeping my exercise consistent.  I could NEVER do it myself. 

 

Hope you are all having a wonderful day!

 
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August 1, 2005, 12:57 pm CDT

before and after pics

before (240 lbs.  April 2003)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After: 143 (July 2005)

 
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August 2, 2005, 12:15 pm CDT

Dolores

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WOW, Linda you were a beautiful woman before, but now you are fantastic, and what a beautiful little boy.  I know you must be very proud of him.

I have been on vacation and what a surprise when I got back and not able to get on the boards.

I felt a little lost for a few days.  LOL

Sounds like everyone is doing good.  Has anyone heard from Joy?  I just wonder what has happened to her.

I have managed to maintain my weight, but it sure is a everlasting battle.  I am going to be really challenged this week.  It is my daughters birthday.  That calls for a mississipi mud cake.  It sure can't be around here for very long or I am doomed.  I am going back to exercise tomorrow.  I haven't been able to exercise since April 12th.  That was when I had my surgery, then I went on vacation.  I am looking fwd to going back.  I feel so much better when I exercise.

Everyone have a great evening.  Dolores

So good to see you back here!  Glad you found us!  Thank you for the sweet words.  I FEEL so much better, too.  It's a real blessing.  I have no idea what happened to Joy.  I have tried to email her several times, but it bounces back.  If ANYONE hears from her, please give us an update.  We miss her!

 

I hear you about the maintaining battle.  Like DP says, weight is managed, NOT cured.  We will do this forever.  I say have a VERY SMALL piece of the mud cake and then don't stress over it.  You can't deprive yourself if you're going to succeed long term.  Just eat very wisely the rest of the day.  Best of luck to you and let us know how it goes!  Great to talk to you again!

 

Linda

 
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August 3, 2005, 12:36 pm CDT

HI MELISSA!!

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Hi Ladies,

I was so sad when Dr phils website decided to redue  it. I could not figure it out either when it was wokring again. I do not really like how they redid it. I can not figure out how to ge to the begining so I can see what I have missed.

I am doing okay. I did do one week of the rsp and I lost 1lb. I was surprised becasue I did a good job. It was discouraging. I am planning to start it up again ont he 9th. I have been eating okay but some sweets. Just a little.

Linda your picutures are great. There is a big difference between your before and now picture. It is amazing how weightloss makes a big differeence the same with weight gain.

Well ladies talk to youi soon. Take care.

Melissa

 

So great to see you back here again, too!  I'm so glad that you found us.  Hey, one pound is one pound, right!  That's a positive step.  How is everything else in your life going?  We've missed you....keep us updated!

 

have a great day!

 

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