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SmileyAmy 07-01-2013 06:41 AM

~~~~ WIT's creating fireworks in July ~~~~
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


WIT’s are more important than work.

Section III.

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

Section 7.9.607
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

Issue 5.21.285
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)

Rule 5.28.974
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

addendum 123.5.62
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.

Positivity counts!

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

Kim in MN 07-01-2013 06:45 AM

Amy beat me to it! I was just ready to start the new thread! LOL, I better clear my clipboard.

I'm back and I NEED to be active with this group! Evidently I've been in self-destruct mode for the past few months because I'm at an all-time high for my weight. I feel awful and stepping on that scale this morning motivated me like no other. My jumping on and off plan is wreaking havoc on my health -- physical and emotional!

Atkins in my plan of choice. I've pretty much purged my house of off-plan foods. DD20 will need to either eat what I'm eating or she can pick-up what she wants. We mostly eat the same, but she's got a sweet tooth and there's always ice cream, cookies or candy around. I did buy coffee ice cream for her yesterday, but I hate anything coffee so that won't tempt me.

I'm bracing for the induction-flu that's sure to hit me -- my body has a lot of carbs to detox from. At least I'm not combining carb detox with caffeine detox -- I've still been caffeine-free since last August.

DD20 joined the gym where I have a membership -- note I said membership -- not where I go. We have a plan to go Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. AquaFit class on Tuesday/Thursday; treadmill, weight machines on Sunday/Wednesday. This schedule starts next week since tomorrow she's going to a concert with DS24, Wednesday she has plans with her BF and we'll be gone for the 4th. But I still plan to be active this week -- if not the gym, then I'll go for a walk with one of the dogs or go "borrow" my granddaughter and push her in the stroller.

Today's menu:
B: 4 Jimmy Dean small sausage patties, pink grapefruit flavored Sparkling Ice
L: roast beef & chipotle gouda cheese rollups in baby romaine leaves, mayo, LaCroix water
D: cheeseburger patty on top of lettuce & pickles with mayo, mustard, water

SmileyAmy 07-01-2013 06:50 AM

Well poo!! The rules didn't copy right!!! I'm on my cell. Shoot...I'm sorry. :(

Just wanted to pop in. Wow. June only had two pages. That's sad.

Work is going good. Today is 90 days so I should be getting my vacation time etc! Woot!! Haven't had paid time off in almost 7 years!!

Works been very busy. We were doing a complete overhaul of our system. I worked this Saturday. Was supposed to work yesterday but it was Sara's recital. She did great. Anyway. .. Today is go live day but it seems we're having issues. So here I sit.

I'm doing good on my weight. Food...Not so much. I seem to be maintaining. That's good. But I should be l losing. My next goal is ONEderland. But at the rate I'm going I'll never get there. I need to stop eating badly on weekends.

How is everyone else?

SmileyAmy 07-01-2013 06:52 AM

Kim... you probably should have started it. The rules are all messed up. LOL Anyone want to message admin and see if they can fix it?

I'm with ya. I need to get back on here. Like I said. I'm maintaining when I should be losing. Ugg...

DisneyPrincess 07-01-2013 12:42 PM

I'm with ya'll. lost only 2 pounds last month. My goal is 10 pounds this month. A little hefty but doable if I get my act together. The ny thing I can say is that I've maintained my running 5x a week

SmileyAmy 07-01-2013 01:00 PM

My eating stunk AGAIN today. :(

Kim in MN 07-01-2013 01:08 PM

Amy -- pick yourself up and dust yourself off -- dinner is a fresh start!

Jackie -- So glad to see you back -- have you gotten settled into your new home?

Updating my menu -- I ate 1 of my roast beef, cheese, lettuce rollups and could go no further. No explaination, but complete aversion to eating any more. They just didn't appeal to me. Everything is fresh so it's not a spoilage issue -- just couldn't do it. Weird. Now what to do with the rest of the roast beef? It wasn't cheap -- fancy Dietz & Watson from a special "road show" at Costco. :dunno:

Dinner will be early -- and will probably be 2 cheeseburger patties over lettuce.

Kim in MN 07-01-2013 01:13 PM

Oh -- and I turned down treats twice today. A co-worker brought in a mixed berry rhubarb pie from a famous pie place in Northern MN and there were treats brought in from a local french bakery to celebrate a release that went out this weekend. I turned down both offers! Yay me! :jumpjoy:

stews 07-01-2013 02:33 PM

quick hello. hey, when did they start closing the old threads after we start a new one? I've never noticed that before.

sorry can't stay. off to the chiropractor. I'll pop in later again.

Peskie 07-01-2013 03:50 PM

9 lbs for the year lost here :hiya:

3 last month

Char Bear is so good for me :love:

SmileyAmy 07-01-2013 04:11 PM

Teri... Cheri fixed the first post since my cell messed it all up. LOL Maybe she closed it?

Kim... good job! Can't say the same for me. I sink.

DisneyPrincess 07-01-2013 06:32 PM

That makes me happy Peskie! My kids are great for me too :)

My eating was junk today too but I allowed it. Restarting tomorrow to get these last stinkin pounds off! Ill be up bright and early to run before the family wakes

DisneyPrincess 07-02-2013 05:34 AM

8:33am and everyone is asleep but me. Just got back from my run and enjoying some quiet and my coffee. Today is my day 1. Who's with me? :shake:

SmileyAmy 07-02-2013 06:26 AM

Ummm... Today should have been my day one...By I blew it by 9:00.

I feel like I have no incentive to eat well. I've eaten junk for a week and haven't gained at all. Why does that happen???

Kim in MN 07-02-2013 06:37 AM


Originally Posted by DisneyPrincess (Post 16496427)
Today is my day 1. Who's with me? :shake:

Me! It's day 2 for me.

stews 07-02-2013 10:18 AM

I've been doing pretty good with balancing my eating. I haven't weighed and don't care to right now but behavior wise eating is not too bad. I haven't exercised like I planned because I was in so much pain. a little better today but still a lot of pain. don't think I'd be functioning too well without advil or tylenol or whatever. I will get some walking in today though. we are going to the lake for the beginning of the go fourth festival. there are cardboard boat races and dh hasn't gotten to go the last few years because of work. (we are talking BIG cardboard boats that people actually get into and race in the lake. also lot of booths set up selling things and such. we usually walk through but rarely find anything we really need. although a number of years ago we did get a painting we loved. wish that artist would come back again.

DisneyPrincess 07-02-2013 12:49 PM

That's where I'm at Amy! I seriously ate anything and everything the whole time we were in NY. We ate out daily, I had a lot of beer and wine...and here I am lower that when I went!! It's so hard but I don't WANT to maintain I want to lose..so here I am gritting my teeth.

Now tomorrow is going to be a challenge. We are going to a huge amusement park in the afternoon. My plan was to juice today and tomorrow and then start LC Thursday. What should I do?

Kim in MN 07-02-2013 04:44 PM

I skipped making the zoodles for dinner. Instead I just had garlic butter shrimp. They were very good but I'm a little annoyed with Sams Club. I bought a bag of their frozen jumbo shrimp -- the bag says cleaned and deveined. They were NOT deveined. I thawed them and then had to devein them. Dinner was delicious.

I just finished preparing the taco meat for the 4th -- 8 lbs of extra lean ground beef and 4 cups of medium salsa -- simmered until for an hour. My crockpot is full -- it's cooling now and put it in my garage fridge.

stews 07-02-2013 04:53 PM

Jackie, that's a though one. I think I'd wait to juice and just try to eat reasonable that day.

Ooh, shrimp sounds good but not deveining, blech.

Dh got called into work so no cardboard boat races for us. I could have still gone but not feeling great anyway so I skipped it.

Kim in MN 07-02-2013 06:06 PM

Jackie I agree with stews. You should be able to eat moderately low carb at the park.

DisneyPrincess 07-03-2013 05:16 AM

That's. yup, that's what I decided, just going to do my best today. I got out and ran and we will be doing a lot of walking so I should be ok.

Kim in MN 07-03-2013 06:05 AM

Jackie - have fun at the amusement park today!
Stews - the cardboard boats sounded like they'd been fun to see -- sorry you missed it.
Amy -- how you doing this morning??

Another bright, sunshine-filled day and the temps are awesome -- high of 83 today. I love being able to keep my A/C off.

I woke up so hungry this morning so I decided to get an omelet from the cafeteria at work -- it was very good. I have meetings throughout the day so my early breakfast will actually be brunch.

I'm having Andy, Melissa & Hailey over for dinner tonight. Jessie invited her boyfriend to join us as well. Making chicken and steak fajitas. I'll have mine over a bed of lettuce with sour cream & salsa.

Not much else going on -- I hope everyone has a great day!

SmileyAmy 07-03-2013 06:27 AM

Just popping in quick to say hi. Work should be busy today. Our new system is FINALLY up! Only two days late. Ok... Talk later. Have a great day! :hiya:

stews 07-03-2013 08:55 AM

thanks Kim. its okay. I go most years. apparently none sank this year. (well, one did right at the finish line). half the fun is seeing the ones that sink, lol.

dh got home about 9:00 last night then had to be back at work at 6 this morning. another beautiful day here but It should be a little cooler today. still in the 80's, though.

I am going to the chiropractor again today and need to get some groceries. also put some grapes in the freezer to munch on later. they are pretty good frozen :p .

stews 07-03-2013 05:54 PM

I never got to the hot tub this morning. wasted too much time then it was time to leave for my chiro appt. after chiro I went to winco (one of my least favorite places to go). dh was out of ice cream, though and they have really good prices on the kind he likes. also got some frozen fruit bars and a few added veggies to go with what I got from bountiful baskets this past weekend.

came home, got something together I had to get in the mail today then back to the post office and to another grocery store to pick up some meat so I can actually cook some, lol.

ended up making meat loaf. I did it in my pampered chef deep dish baker in the microwave though. then to get the ketchup that is on top kind of cooked like it would be in the oven I used my cream brulee' torch :p . I don't often cook when its only me here but this way dh can have left overs for work tomorrow and if dd22 comes by after work she can have some too if she wants. I haven't really cooked in the microwave much. typically just use it for reheating. but the house is warm so I thought I'd give it a try since that is what so many people say its so good for. seems to have worked pretty good. could be a good alternative for summer cooking some times, I guess.

also made up some ranch dip to go with my salad and veggies and such.

DisneyPrincess 07-04-2013 06:40 AM

Morning. Was hoping to sleep in this morning since we were up late and I wasn't running but Stella wasn't having it. And of course I won't get to nap today because Adams grandparents are coming in around 1. Oh well.

Rainy here. Was going to go to a festival but its not looking good :down:

Amusement park was SO fun yesterday. Kyle had a blast. He is so brave and loves everything!! We are going to buy season passes because there is a lot we didn't do and a whole water park.

Did ok with my food. Not low carb but low calories at least. Starting Lc today. I WILL get these last 10 pounds off

stews 07-04-2013 09:34 AM

sounds like you had a great day, DP.

I'm still deciding if I want to go over to our festival for awhile. dh is working all day and we are going out for "breakfast" tonight when he gets off. dd22 and her roommate (who doesn't actually live here right now but is home for a week) are going to join us.

anyway, I'm thinking about running over and looking around for awhile. I may get over there and see how far away I have to park and change my mind but...think I'll get ready and go over there and check it out, anyway.

DisneyPrincess 07-05-2013 05:52 AM

New low today! :clap:

stews 07-05-2013 09:54 AM

yeah, DP!!!

we went out for dh's weekly pancake night last night. I ended up getting a caramel pecan cinnamon roll and a bowl of fruit. I'm always tempted by it and just went ahead this time. only ate about 1/2 the roll and had the rest this morning.

today dh is sleeping in since he works tonight. I have a chiro appointment and then we are taking a motorcycle ride to a camp ground where one of dh's nephews and his family are camping nearby.

no other plans for the day, really

amazinggrace911 07-05-2013 12:23 PM

Hi everyone!! Boy was I bad last month. I wanted it to be a good month of posting and I never got back on. Bad girl!!!

Doing pretty good here. Haven't lost any more weight. i was back up to 165, but today i weighed at 160.2!! Want to get down to 150's and stay there!!! I've lost about 20 pounds so far this year. I want to make 150 by the end of the year. The 140's would be nice!! lol

Have a wonderful evening!

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