Friday, September 16, 2011


Hello Joycie!!  It's great to hear from you; I'm thrilled to hear your new doctor is helping your weight-loss progress!  I'm still here; seems like the more I think life should slow down just a little bit, the busier it gets - which is okay, I guess.  Not too much to be done about it at this point, anyway...

I would like to be under 200 pounds by my next (40th) birthday.  That's 10 months away.  I need to lose around 6 pounds a month.  That does NOT sound like an impossible goal to me!!

My brother is getting married tomorrow.  Not much else to write about right now; I need to get my dress fixed up and pluck my eyebrows...  Keep up the terrific progress!!!

~ Melani

Thursday, September 15, 2011

saying hello

Hello, any of us still out there?

What's the news? Is everyone ok, I miss hearing from all of you.

As for me I'm on the same old merry go around but I'm so ready to get off for good!

The 15th of last month I went to see a new kidney doctor (shes wonderful!) she went through my medicines one by one found no matter what I did ( besides starving myself to death) was was never going to lose weight, the water pill was taking fluid off and two of the others was putting it on. She put me on renvela and vitiman D! No dairy products for 2 weeks, some for a week, none for 2 weeks.

The 15 of Aug. 269! This morning 252 and feeling so much better, walking better, breathing better, oh and she put me a routine of iron IV on Mon, Wed, and Fri! I'm tired of all the needles better its all working .

Hope all is well and God Bless

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Evening everyone, I just looked back and see where I have NOT been here since Sept! To long and I am sure I have added pounds!

My Hubby and I are FINALLY back in our own home again after having to live with my sister and then my Daughter for a year and a half! and in that time I went all the way up to 326!! LORD HELP ME!! It has been tuff this pass year with everything that has gone on and still keeps going on. But I know I have to get under control or I will not be here to much longer! I need to be Healthy and get my Diabetes, BP, and all my other problems under control! so I told John we are back in our own place now we can go back to cooking right NO not go back but start! cause if I had of been cooking and doing right I would never have made it to 285 before we moved home and had to live with family!

So anyway this morning is the first time I have been on the scales since I moved out of my sister's home and back into my daughter's home where being there i was more active running after a 2 year old grandson:) can't remember the date's but when I was on the scale last at my sister's I was at 326:((( this morning I am at 302.6!! I have no idea how this has happened other than being more active and just not eating as much. i was not trying. So now that i am we will see what happens:)

My Goal this week will be to FINALLY be back below 300 again. so a 3 pound weith loss would be great!

I am happy to see others are still here and doing good with your loss as well. maybe together we can all get Healthy again:)


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Still here.................

*sigh* Some days................... *sigh* I'm so sorry I havent been around ladies! Its been INSANE here! I'm literally exhausted....... physically and mentally! I lost 5 lbs... but havent lost anymore. Got my water... been eating only cuz I know I have to.. so you would think I would have lost tons... but its amazing what stress and exhaustion will do to ya. Hang in there ladies! I'm with ya.. .and cheering you on like crazy! I just need 5 minutes of peace. love you guys.... keep up the good work! God Bless .::Tam::.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

weigh in report!!!

Warning: when you try to lose weight and your gaining...... see your doctor, there is a reason!

I was so depressed I was doing everything right, limited calorie, got more active, drank my water, AND put on weight!
Had some blood work done last Tuesday and Friday the doctors office called to tell me to get on a new medicine asap. picked up the medicine, Levothyroxin (throid hormone). Friday I weight 275 pounds, normal TSH is 0.35 to 5.50, mine was at 19.52! been on it for six days and this morning weight is 265. I'm not close to were I was but now I know why.

good luck to all of you, keep at the water and exercise even if its just a little, just make sure you do a little more each day.

Take care love goes out to you.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

hey all

Just popping in very quickly to post my weigh-in for today.  It's 243.0 - and now, I'm off to bed!  :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

weigh in

Hi gals!  I bought a scale yesterday and weighed myself today for the first time since before my Mom died... and I can report to you all that I weigh 246.2 lbs. as of this morning.  I know for sure that's down from before the scale I had quit working, I was working to get down to 250 then (from around 257 or somewhere in there) so I'm making progress!  Now that I have a new scale I can keep closer tabs on what's going on with me weight-wise.  My mom's death at the too-young age of only 59 was a stark slap in the face for me to get my act together and drop a good chunk of this weight NOW for my health.  That's all it's ever been for me - I need to lose to be healthier, and I know I'll look better and feel better overall, too.  With my family history of diabetes, I have a lot riding on this!  My mom's mom died at the age of 69, then mom at the age of 59... I'm going on 39 and definitely want more than another decade on this planet!!!  :)  My great-grandmother (Mom's grandma) was 96 when she died, and I'm convinced my grandmother and my mother could have lived many more years if they had been more diligent in watching and controlling their weight.  I am determined not to walk down the same path!

Okay, that's my update.  How is everyone else doing???

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I'm back on track weight this morning 261.2 , we went to the store yesterday and I bought my first Yarn for weight lost, that felt really good, I did a little extra housework and feel pretty good this morning,

Not to sure what the meals today will be, but Lou has to work so he may bring me a salad from Pizza Hut, I told him to skip bring home Pizza, even though I love it, Fish sounds good for supper,

Tammy, we are praying for your family, sorry to hear Ken's back in the hospital, this has to be hard on you, we love you and hope all goes well,

Good to hear from you Mel, I sent a note off to Sissie since her Email address changed, would love to hear from any other readers of this blog, there's room for more comments, come join us!

Love to all

Monday, March 14, 2011

hey girls!

It's great to hear from you!!  I have been so out of the loop lately - my computer caught a virus and we took it in to get it cleaned, that took a week, then when I got it back it had a whole new operating system on it!  Arrrgh!  So, on top of dealing with everything that's been going on with cleaning out my dearly departed mother's house and keeping track of all things necessary with that, plus the usual day to day chaos that defines my life, I've pretty much lost "me" in all of it!  My scale died a few months ago, so I have absolutely no clue what my weight is right now... it's on my list of things to buy next time I have an extra $20 though, so I should be getting a new one soon.  I've been watching what I put in my mouth, and have to say I don't feel tremendously different, so I don't think I'm getting any bigger.  Lately I've been battling an extremely irritating cough that won't let up.  I think we've diagnosed it as bronchitis, so that's how I'm treating it for now... :)

I have been getting out a bit more often, since my brother moved into my Mom's house that she was going to move into.  He also kept the biggest of Mom's 3 dogs, so now that he's here in town I've been going over and taking the dog for a walk every so often (when I'm home to do it & it needs to be done... LOL)  Last week on Thursday & Friday I walked the dog then walked up to the elementary school & walked the kids home, so that's more movement... I need to cook up some more rice.  I have this kind I really like, it's got all kinds of whole-grain and yummy rice in it, some kind of gourmet blend.  It's a tad pricey, but I figure since I'm the only one that eats it I'm worth it!  LOL  I usually just put a little sesame oil on it with some salt & pepper.  It's really yummy in beans, too.  I've been learning to cook different foods (like beans, I cooked beans for the first time EVER a couple weeks ago!  LOL) so that I can avoid the canned variety (thus trimming down my sodium intake).

Okay, anyhow, I think I've rambled on enough.  Need to get to bed (not that I'll get much rest with this crummy cough) so I can get the kids up & out of here in the morning.  My goal for tomorrow is to locate my desk and bring some semblance of order to my bedroom.  Wish me luck!!!  :)

Sending you all much love, many hugs, and lots of prayers!!!

- Melani

Friday, March 11, 2011

THANK YOU, glad to hear from you.

Thanks Tammy for your support, I know they say" you have to do this on your own" but even on the show "the biggest loser" they have partners and team members helping them out. I NEED YOU!

I know all the information about eating the right foods and exercise but your right, with all the things going on, we forget to take care of ourselves! We can let each other know WE CARE.

I'm back on the water and no more snacking at night, ( it was so easy to fall into my old habits)

The last few months I just got lazy, I let Lou wait on me hand and foot, (literally) so my goal is to do as much for myself as possible, every movement is actually exercise, boy do I need it!

I was using the fact that Sarah Jo is slowing down (she had a defib/pacemaker) put in last month and is suppose to take it easy. So we went out to eat ALOT. Yes I'm the one that put all the weight on.

Thanks for sticking with me,

Startin' new ...............

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WooHoo................... I'm with ya Aunt Joycie!!!
Weather has started to show some nice days... so I'm ready to get up... out and move!
I want to get some weight off and get my body back to moving. My short term goal is by walking the school track get some of the weight starting to move off. Long term goal... be able to run the school track by end of summer.

With all the stress in my house.... people living her that dont belong here... hubby sick... son sick... etc......I havent lost anymore weight.. havent gained... .but the weight I have wanted to loose for some time isnt moving. I'm so tired emotionally I just cant seem to stay focused.

so.................... here we go............... I'm gettin' my glass of water..... how about you Aunt Joyce?
I'm super excited for you to be able to get to the pool........... so lets get movin'!!!

God Bless
<>< Tam

Starting over how about you!


Well time to start over and lose weight! I put a lot of the weight back on, NEED to get this extra weight off, Are you with me.. Lets hear from YOU , I need your support.

I weighted this morning and I'm up to 265.0 I set a goal of 35 pounds off by summer so I can get into a swim suit to use at the pool, I always exercise better in the pool, plus we have one right here in the Apt complex.

Miss you all, love hearing from you.