~WIT's Celebrate a New Month, New Body, New Attitude in April~
WIT made simple
1) no hard * fast rules, we do "whatever it takes"
2) we have mini-challenges, not required, but participation encouraged (see our siggys at any given time)
3) for those in loss mode, our goal is losing weekly, doing "whatever it takes" & maintaining for those in maintenance
4) YOU tell US what you need to succeed & we provide it (encouragement, buttkicking, a true beating....) & vice versa
5) All welcome! Come on in!
It's very comparable to Calvinball. (in otherwords, anything goes because peskie says so & we’re not above making it up as we go along)
If somebody says it's "in the rules" and you can't find it here, don't be alarmed, some rules are hidden in the subsections. Just trust a WIT
Cuteness shall cover a multitude of sins. (good thing WIT's are cute)
WIT's are above getting sick unless it's required for getting out of bad things
Mini-challenges: lets make this easy-do what we tell you when we tell you
Yes..It is now required that people wave before leaving. Wendy is a lion--hear her be bossy.
Wendy'ism: Confusion about things that are not confusing, such as thinking of Massachusettes and Maryland as the SAME state while knowing that they're not.
awww = seaweeds
heehee stewskie = gerber streaker
subsection 11.6.208 dictates that if you wave, you must also talk. A wave by is unacceptable.
You must have 3 conversational posts after posting that you're leaving (bye #1, #2, #3 is not adequate) you are only exempt from this rule if you've posted at least 3 times with no response & at least 3 minutes since the last post, as evidence of an attempt not to leave and proof that everybody else left you, not vice versa.
sub section 3.28.1618 stewardship....friends of stews
foods you're not suppose to eat all have mold & maggots in it so leave it alone
black shoes are okay in summer as long as they sufficiently cute!
Wear sandals all summer and you'll be fine unless you have some cute open toed shoes and those will okay if I approve them first.
NOT patent leather, despite Wendys idea of a summer shoe
subsection to item 4 on the WIT rules for the smiley? That it can be used in any case of something approved of or to encourage, atta girl, OR even a real birthday when all other smileys have been exhausted, there is not an appropriate one or it is just otherwise deemed necessary or wanted
With time, women gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren't heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated & happy. Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, Good grief....I'm so smart
we can agree to disagree!!!
Unless it's peskie, then you must agree. (in the rule book, ya know?)
peskie is allowed to talk in 3rd party talk.
If a snort escapes when trying to prevent laughing out loud, it’s called a snortlet.
Don’t feel guilty for playing here while at work, as long as you’re getting the job done.
Fluttering is wit wings cheering you on .
Halos don’t work for Tammy-Ro
It’s okay for peskie to steal smileys
page 9, par 1.fb
WIT's are solely responsible for requesting removal or addition to WIT mails at any given point
Page 12 para 4.12
"If you go away (unless it is a romantic getaway), you must find a hotel in advance with wireless connections and check in that way. If there is no hotel in the area with wireless, then you are going to a too remote location and that is not permitted".
page 25 para 1.4.4 on how to reset a circuit breaker....(insert running away smilie here)
Peskie add to the rule book under how to check a circut breaker....Getting rid of varmits 101....TIA ….choleric’s could graph his habit's and haunts for you, ask her...
Page 25 para 1.4.5 on how to change filter in AC. Also change once monthly during the summer season.
Chapter 2 para 1.1.2 Gains are water, losses are FAT!!! :
the rule book says unless you ask permission and there is not another WIT out you must check in at minimum daily Yes, it's in section II part A.
section 3, Part A, line 89 right after Gain = water Loss = fat
the only pounds that count as lost is the ones subtracted from starting weight and or siggy weight. So if I gain 3 and lose two I can;'t be claiming a 2 pound loss. I gotta claim a 1 pound gain. Making sure we are all on the same page. Losing pounds from a gain DO NOT COUNT. :trips and falls off soapbox::
I think no matter what type of program you're on, portion control has to be in there somewhere or you'll just keep losing the same lbs over and over. Ultimately we all have to learn that we don't NEED certain foods just because a particular program says we can have them. If they aren't good for us, we need to learn to live without them
rule 11.7.407 states stews is the boss of Wendy when it benefits peskie
You can’t really be a WIT unless you’re missing your sanity (peskie excluded, of course).
Wit’s aren’t “normal”
no no no, pictures don't lie EXCEPT when they make us look BIGGER than we are. there is no making us look smaller, nope nope. you are hot
It’s okay to call Lisa doody
ALL WITS ARE HOT PERIOD END OF STORY!
WIT’s are more important than work.
Part A. 89. WITS always come first no matter what other obligation, appt, minor or major emergency you may have. Penalty for igorning this rule is major boot kicking from WIT on Boot-kicking duty. If said WIT in violation is offender then boot kicking will fall to volunteer WIT (s).
PM when you want to talk about someone!
Once a WIT always a WIT unless said WIT cuts ties voluntarily by publicly rejecting the WIT group. Then WIT status is revoked. And the recent amendment also adds that Peskie will get her scary spiky boots out, I will make the rounds in the WIT van and we will COME PERSONALLY TO YOUR DOOR to kick some sense back into you? So see you have no CHOICE in the matter. You're here to stay. That is all.
first duty of Pam and Landis is to check in with us when she gets to work? Okay, get the rule book out somebody.
“I may have to SHUT the computer down so I don't keep comin' back to it every few minutes though while getting things done around here, ” These words are against WIT principles and a direct violation of rule 1.25.355
the new "Catch" diet! You throw your food up in the air, and you eat everything you can catch before it hits the floor! but throwing the plate is a complete violation of the rules! You can only throw the food, but you must throw the entire meal at the same time! You burn more calories that way!
The 2nd Monday of each August is official make it up as you go along day....everybody is challenged to add one rule to the book during normal conversations.
Landis gets the award for most rules during first challenge
Pam attends next WIT adventure.
Shopping counts as approved method of aerobic activity.
(Looks in the WIT rule book feverishly). Um lemme see yep whining is allowed!!!!
Is it sewious enough for a pm or can I be publically punished?
Only if it is about Landis. Rule book page 30 Para 3.4.1
2 wit's aren't allowed to be out at the same time!!
a good 5 second rule should be applied before anyone quotes me...
True Wits always check in because it says so in the rule book. (email counts!!!!)
no stinking test. It's not in the rule book Tammy-Ro
If you don’t check in while away, it will be awhile before you will get to go anywhere again
I have another new word to add to the rule book, please!
You know how sometimes a smile just has to turn into a giggle....I hereby deem that a "smiggle"!!!
I second the motion. :smiggle: I need a gavel....
89. WITS always come first no matter what other obligation, appointment, minor or major emergency you may have. Penalty for igorning this rule is major boot kicking from WIT on Boot-kicking duty. If said WIT in violation is offender then boot kicking will fall to volunteer WIT (s).
WITS have to come before Kimmer! Rule check please!
The scale is a tool, not a report card.
I sure am glad it's only a TOOL and does not rule my life! (This should be in the rulebook Peskie jus' sayin') The scales do NOT rule our lives
Yapping is encouraged...(Rule book addition please) sec 429
Again, we DO celebrate , clap for , high-five and sing victory songs for any WIT that succeeds no matter whether we can relate or not and we usually can relate anyway!!!
Landis is boss of self, and no one else. Except when RG and Peskie override simultaneously.
WITS feel better and have more energy when they exercise
I usually don't WANT the crap until I tell myself I can't have it and push myself to a time frame on hitting goal. Then I eat crap and binge and gain quickly. When I tell myself I CAN, I usually leave it alone. (unless it's a big craving and then it's actually worth it and I don't overeat it, but savor it and don't gain anyway
Odd work schedules need to be in the siggys, so we can “keep up” landis says so.
I suggested we change the word "cheat" to "carbed up" in the rule book. Seconded on 1/6/2006
don't regret the gain. Don't KICK ME!!
The important thing is fessing up, giving and getting support and not let a slip be the end all of my weight loss for the rest of my life. I'm probably gonna cheat again but not for a long time. Oh and another thing I am not saying cheat anymore. It is forever known from this minute forward as uping my Carb intake!!!! (Peskie could you add this to the rule book under gaining is water? Thanks.)
read the book. It will be very difficult to be successful on low carb without reading the book of your plan of choice.
Page 59 para 6.9
If you have a dream/passion you should go for it, it IS possible but only if you want it BAD!
Page 62 para 11.1.2
When landis does not want to eat something weird is going on (Peskie add to rule book)
We come before feeding the family. In the rule book, page 250.
once you get your SSP you let the person know who sent it that you got it and to email you too. Once everyone has their SSP we do a reveal. It's in the rule book already
Pam is the leader in our verbage.... She earns a crown for that.
Page 283 para 12.3.4
200 calories at 2 pm is NOT the way to lose weight
If you ate what you wanted and are not hungry that's one thing (200 calories or not--I do not take issue with calorie restrictions) but you're hungry so obviously you haven't eaten enough.
Des…bah, bad mojo. I always said if I ever stalled I would kick up my cardio and/or switch things around depending on what I had been doing. Well that's what I've finally done. Added Easter per Tammy-Ro
Robin is who to go to when you want diet advice on ANY plan I am a tellin' you! She is da bomb! not ANY plan...just kimmers plans, atkins, CAD, Stillmans, fasting and some WW.......but atkins atkins atkins she knows backwards and forwards.......
South Beach, PP. Neanderthin, LFL, and the rest she dunno diddly squat.....
wipes sweat off brow as remembers addition of this to rule book quite sometime back
Don't beat yourself up. Once you know where it went wrong, you have the power not to repeat the same mistake again….Maria
Racing is for WIT’s. You don't have to actually know anything about it. Just yell Biffle or Cutie Butt now and then and pick a car you like that has pretty colors to root for
Peskie, addition to the rule book although it may already be in there. "No WIT is allowed to brag on something without giving at least the important details".
Reminder to landis
I can't wait to go to the gym again
Did I REALLY just say that? I'm terrible sick I just know it
You need to find out what works for YOUR body
any differences be kept between the parties with a difference and nobody else brought into it.
Peskie is allowed to talk to herself as much as she wants to.
Anything that let's peskie do something other than the normal activities, learn something new and get outside her little world is on the allowed list.
What's work interfered stuff? I thought that was against the rules (as Maria caught on quick and added this)
as long as u quote u are always on topic
Being to blame isn't always a bad thing. You have lots of entertainment value.
Break big goals into small tasks….a little at a time. It builds up to success!
New addition to WIT rule book: NAPS are always allowed and encouraged without prior planning or negative ramifications of any sort. Period.
True friendship doesn't give up
Page 5.25. para 1444
Always blame it on the peep that is not here! Put that in the rules please.
RG made sense once, but messed it up by saying that needed to be in the rule book. That makes no sense.
To lose one pound, in lieu of dieting, hit refresh button 6 million times
Those that don't learn history are doomed to repeat it
For maximum cute factor, lean forward, tongue in roof of mouth
if dh is home so I should be too (stews and all), regardless of how much time just taken off
page 2.19 par 2999 Once the avatar has been changed, I have to leave. new rule I just made up that only applies once. wcwendy
root beer is the new energy drink
negative posts must be offset with positivity
WIT's should participate in celebrating victories as much as supporting needs
WIT's have book addictions
WIT's rule, work 2nd
skipping meals can and often leads to binging later.
women gain a lot of times during the premenopausal times and post and how it's just sort of a "given" that it will happen. However, some women do NOT do it but keep their weight under control their whole lives though it is definitely more difficult. Why should I just accept that it's a part of life? I don't want to and WILL NOT accept this. Just like being on certain kinds of medicines can contribute to gaining. Some people do not gain in spite of that. No it may not be EASY but few things in life worth having are.
Indies and keeping up aren't required, but don't ask for recaps....others have to read twice that way
It's all about our choices....each decision leads to consequences, whether positive or negative and we have the power to control those choices, they just become more difficult in certain circumstances, not impossible
ADHD is contagious….tread lightly
Never EVER forget to title the WIT thread after Chewie when it's her birthday week. Consequences are banishment from the thread for a time period to be decided by current boss of thread unless it's Lucy and she is so ADD that it is excused.
The only consistent rule is that Calvinball may never be played with the same rules twice. Scoring is also arbitrary, with Hobbes reporting scores of "Q to 12" and "oogy to boogy
Just wanted to say hi!! Just doing some genealogy searching online right now.
I wanted to mark my spot. A lot going on here since we found out we will be moving to Ohio NEXT MONTH. Things are going to start happening fast
Going to visit my BFF this weekend and am sad because now that we will be 13+ hours away I don't know when ill see her next. Mixed emotions about leaving here. I will miss the weather and the beach, kyles school, his friends, our neighbors, etc... But it will be nice to start a new adventure :)
Eating and exercise is going well and I'm losing weight slowly at about a pound a week. My stomach is noticeably flatter recently which is nice.
Hi Lenise -- geneology searching sounds like fun.
Jackie -- A new adventure for your family! Very exciting, but in a month? Wow -- not a whole lot of time to plan for. Will you be living on base in Ohio? What part of Ohio? I've got relatives in the Columbus/Dublin area and found it to be very nice.
Had a great time with my kids last night for Jessie's birthday. Dinner was great -- way too much food -- then the kids played Wii for a bit while I cleaned up and played with Hailey. I even got a couple of pictures to share.
Jessie (DD20) is holding Hailey (DGD10 months) and Andy (DS23) & Melissa (DIL23) are in the back. I added a better picture of Hailey because I can never seem to get a great picture of her smiling in group pictures.
We won't live on base probably. The housing isn't great I guess. We are going to have to find a place. It's the Dayton area
Bummed today. Weight is only own .2 pounds. I'm losing nothing on WW :(
I'm leaving for my friends today and when I get back I'm going to have to change something. I'm really discouraged
Sorry you're feeling discouraged Jackie. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your friend!
I weighed this morning and am down just over 6 lbs. I can honestly say this is the first 5 days I've been 100% on-plan for a long time. It feels good to be in control with my eating. I'm also glad to find that having my greek yogurt & berry smoothie for breakfasts isn't causing cravings or hindering my weightloss. I've decided to forgo adding the protein powder and just have the yogurt, berries and splash of diet blueberry juice. I do not like the flavor the protein powder adds, and without it my smoothie is already 23+ grams of protein.
The sun is shining and it should be in the high 40s today -- last couple of days have been 50° and it's felt great. I'm picking up some bratwurst on the way home and grilling a burger and a brat for dinner -- bunless of course.
Not sure of weekend plans - I got all my housework done before having company on Wednesday so that's out of the way already!
I'm back up about 4 pounds. Still not bad. But I want to get back down into the 160's!!
I love doing genealogy searches. I recently found a different site that has more information on it than I have ever seen before. And it is free. On my dad's side I haven't been able to find anything beyond my great-great grandfather being born in 1840. On this new site it traces the lineage back to coming over from Germany in the early 1700's. And on my Mum's side it traces the Pierces back to coming over in 1635!!!! Wow!!! So neat!
Back to work tomorrow night. So glad I have tonight off. I slept 7 hours yesterday but I was still exhausted last night. Slept about 4+ hours on the couch.
Have a great weekend!!
good morning. my weight is up today too, but I figured it would be. have had some late night snacking a couple times in the last few days. we did have a nice about 7 1/2 mile hike the other day though, so at least there was some activity in there too. we saw 9 of the 10 waterfalls on the trail we hiked.
It felt good to get back to our comfy bed last night but I got up early, got ready to go pick up my bountiful baskets produce and just before leaving got a call the truck broke down so will be an hour late. oh well, more coffee time, I guess.
not sure what else we are doing today. might go shooting and out for pizza but not sure I feel like it. we also might go to a farmers market. its not the best day for it weather wise, but its opening day and I want to talk to the nursery that we bought our hanging plants from last year about getting the same kind again.
I'm SO not ready for this break to be over yet. going to enjoy every last minute of the weekend before work again on Monday.
just picked up my produce from Bountiful Baskets. no excuse to not getting back to mostly healthy eating again this week now.
Just got back from running to 3 different grocery stores. Picked up all my deals -- at one store I saved over $35. I'm set for paper towels & tp for a long while too! I picked up a meat-markdown -- garlic butter spinach steak pinwheels. Those will be dinner tonight.
I'm making a cheesey cauliflower side dish to have for dinner tonight and lunches this week -- it's supposed to have smoked gouda, but I ended up picking up Tillamook Garlic White Cheddar. I've got a small spiral (not glazed) ham that I haven't opened yet -- so the leftover cheesey cauliflower dish will go good with that for a couple lunches this week.
Brunch: sausage patties
Dinner: garlic butter spinach steak pinwheel, cheesey cauliflower, steamed broccoli
I have to log-in and do a little product testing for work, but then I'm going to the gym. I asked my entire development and support team to work this weekend and need to put in some time as well.
I think we are doing breakfast for dinner tonight. we ended up not cooking breakfast at the camp site yesterday and went out to eat at a German place for lunch on the way home instead.
I'm planning on using some of our fresh produce to make fajitas sometime in the next few days. Think I'll saute' some chicken to go in them too. I did make some yummy ranch dip also to eat on some of my veggies. if Wendy were here she would be saying YUM! since its our favorite brand of ranch :p .
speaking of Wendy, did you all see on fb that she broke her arm/wrist and had surgery? I miss our Wendy pooh!
Hey there!! Just relaxing before I have to go to work. So not looking forward to tonight. I'm tired and just want to sleep. Going to be a long night!
All the produce looks great!! I bought a whole bunch of fruit and veggies on Thursday when I went to Sam's Club and the local Italian store. Should really cut some stuff up for lunch tonight.
Hope you're having a great weekend!!
Food prep day for me today. I just seasoned some boneless skinless chicken breasts with a Mojito Lime spice blend I picked up at Sams Club and put the small 1/2 boneless spiral ham in the oven to bake. I'll make a small casserole dish of cheesy scalloped potatoes w/ham for Jess -- she'll make a couple of meals of it to bring for lunches at work. For me, I'm going to make some coleslaw and a dip with greek yogurt, sour cream and more of the Mojito Lime spice blend. I really want the Jalapeno Greek Yogurt dip from Costco, but my uncle who I am going to join with isn't available to go and sign-up. Maybe next week.
Today's food plan:
L: 2 tbsp. of buffalo chicken dip, pepper strips
D: grilled chicken breast, steamed broccoli w/garlic basil butter
I should be sleeping. But I woke up after about 4-1/2 hours sleep. So I'll go to bed shortly so I'll be rested for another night at work. At least I hope so!!
hi girls. one last day before going back to work tomorrow...*sigh*. went to church then out to lunch with dh. just sitting here now. weather outside is icky.
Kim, good job getting food ready. good planning.
Lenise, I hope you get some rest. I always feel bad for dh when he has days like that that he has to go work all night but wakes up way early.
my kindle died :(
Stews - Contact Amazon -- I've heard some amazing stories regarding their customer service. It's worth a try!
Dinner was excellent! The new spice mix is a hit. I didn't eat a whole chicken breast though -- just 1/2 -- probably about 3 ounces. I wasn't terribly hungry -- too much snacking on the ham as I was cutting it up to put away after I baked it. :o
Dinner got a bit delayed -- Jessie found a cat on the property across the street from our house and she ended up bringing it to her work (Humane Society). She thought it was a pregnant female -- turned out to just be a huge, fat Tom Cat. She scanned it and it's chipped so they should be able to find the owner.
Not ready to go back to work tomorrow -- another hectic week on tap. The weekend went by too fast! :cry:
Kim, its way way past the warranty.
I'm not ready to go back either...waaaaaah!
I'm glad the cat was chipped.
Good Morning! It's a cold, rainy Monday here. There are talking "accumulating snow" potential for Wednesday/Thursday. :stars: It's going on mid-April!!! I hope they're wrong!
Weight was up 1 lb from yesterday. I'm sure it's the ham -- I even drank a ton of water to help keep the sodium creep away. Not worried -- I'll probably just stay off the scale this week since I'll be having several meals out of the ham. It's a once-a-year thing for me -- I only buy a small ham at Easter time. I'll be sure to keep drinking the water!
B: berry smoothie
L: ham & cauliflower
D: burger patty & coleslaw
I have to stop on the way home to buy dog food. Even though I stopped at 2 different grocery stores on Saturday -- each NEXT TO a PetSmart or PetCo -- I still forgot to buy food. :dunno:
I'm not weighing for a while after my off eating this past week. back to work and a regular routine today.
survived work. dh grilled some chicken and cooked up some veggies and had fajitas. was yummy.
Is it safe to show my face?
Sorry I haven't checked in since LAST Monday - or was it Tuesday? I stink. I'm sorry. Last week, mom was gone and I was SO busy and so tired. I didn't even play Farmville. :laugh:
Work is going well... Everyone is nice so far. Learning is going well. Not too bad. A lot of training classes this week on various things. No internet though. Or really, its that most sites are banned. Haven't tried here - but also don't want to get in trouble. So haven't tried anything. I know FB, etc is not allowed, so I assume her isn't as well. :cry:
So...good news! Mom got that job! She starts next week. So, that is good. Also, here eye is 100% fine. Whatever that doctor saw, is just a mark my mom was born with on her eye and it has no affect on her sight. So that is a huge relief.
So, a lot of changes going on in our home. Next week it'll probably be a bit crazy. She usually has dinner started etc by the time I get home. Now she'll be getting home about the same time as me. So, we'll see...
I'm gonna try real hard to get on here at night. Sorry I have been bad.
I haven't been around much either, Amy. hopefully can be around more again now. dh has been on vacation while I was off work for spring break so we spent a lot of time together. he doesn't go back to work again until Saturday, though so we may do a little more. I've been trying to put aside the laptop and just watch tv together mostly when we sit down to watch instead of watching and playing at the same time.
I'm glad your mom's eye is okay. and as far as dinner goes. you'll figure it out. when I cook on work days I do a lot of fast things. fajitas tonight was fast and easy. taco's are fast. do thins in the a crock pot or that you can do some of the prep work ahead of time if you need to.
Hey there!! It actually feels like spring!! In the 70's yesterday and today. It was so nice to sleep with my window open today.
Didn't sleep much yesterday so I didn't weigh in. TOM started sunday too.
Relaxing and watching JAG. Good show!!
I want sun back! its not raining today but its not sunny either.
I'm getting ready to go up and hit my gym. blah! I don't wanna but I need to get started back up before I am starting all over. I printed out a new workout yesterday to start up on.
I DID it! it sucked but I got a good weight workout in.
Good job Stews! You're better than me. I haven't worked out since January. LOL
Lenise, we had nice weather here yesterday and today, as well. SO nice to open the sunroof on the drive home. Too bad tomorrow is back to kinda "meh" weather.
Ok... I'm back in the thread...where is everyone else?? *tapsfoot*
Nothing exciting to report. Work is still going good. My feet kill from wearing heels again every day. LOL
I seem to have either a cold or allergies. I'm guessing allergies because me, mom and Sara all have the sniffles, but otherwise feel fine.
I know its only 8:40 - but I'm probably going to be going to bed soon'ish. Its tough working again after 5 months. LOL
Amy, glad work is going well for you. Heels? Eek -- last time I wore heals was at Andy's wedding. We are very casual at work and most days I'm in a pair of comfortable Eastland shoes.
Stews, good for you for getting in your gym! I need to get back again this week. I went Saturday, but need t go again to meet my 2x week goal.
Lenise, no Spring here -- 2" of snow overnight with a forecast of 6-11" tonight/tomorrow. :stars::eek:
I'm hoping for a short day today. I have meetings until 1pm but then hope to leave and meet Jessie at the local cosmetology school. She has an appointment to get her hair highlighted and she really wanted me to go with her for my opinion. Not sure if it will work out -- I'll have to see how my morning goes. I've got time I can take -- I still have 5 weeks of vacation time that I have to use before Dec 31. This is the first year we aren't allowed to carry over time into another year. :annoyed:
good morning. ack, I'm tired and I got enough sleep. good grief. I hope getting back to a good exercise routine will boost my energy again.
my routine is set up to be 3 to 4 days weights and 120 min. cardio each week.
today I will come home from work and have lunch then get some cardio in, I guess. no other plans really.
Kim, keep that snow there!! It is 81o here now!! The high on Saturday is 46o!!! Still a warm day tomorrow though. Spring, please stay!!
I don't have to be back at work until Saturday night!! Yahoo!! Going to enjoy my days off for sure. I was planning on cleaning my room today, but I decided to wait till tomorrow. Plus I need to put my winter clothes away and get the spring/summer stuff out of the attic.
Have a good night!
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