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stews 08-01-2013 11:11 AM

*** Wits Sizzlin' Hot in August ***
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

stews 08-01-2013 11:16 AM

I brought DP's post from the other thread over.


Originally Posted by DisneyPrincess
busy busy busy with family here but I'm around. And stay off the scale after pizza and ice cream yesterday. Have been running at least

I'm glad you are enjoying family, DP!

I did good with my eating yesterday. did terrible for a few days before though. hopefully can hold it together now and be reasonable again.

no plans today other than a eye doc appointment this afternoon. Think I'm making ribs for dinner.

Lucy 08-02-2013 06:06 AM

:jumpjoy: I am feeling better than I have in AGES!!! :clap:

I actually felt like doing laundry last night. Now I didn't LIKE it but I FELT like doing it. I am amazed. And thrilled!

How are you all doing?

My doctor wants me to lose 5 pounds because of borderline Blood pressure. Sure is harder losing 5 pounds than it used to be! I am about 158 right now. I would like to get down at least to 150 but really 145 if at all possible. I think I am going to do portion control. I do best with that I think.

Anyone else rockin' a plan?

Lucy 08-02-2013 06:08 AM

Oh and went and visited the Rush fitness club yesterday. I have a 5 day pass. Gonna see how I like it. There is also another cheaper place closer even that I am going to try. It doesn't have the posh ameneties like an indoor pool, steam room etc. I like to have a "me day" sometimes and do those things. I could probably afford either but just not sure.

DisneyPrincess 08-02-2013 07:42 AM

Morning. My mommy just left :cry: was hard because Kyle started bawling when she left. I hate that :(
Anyways..we had a great visit. I'm lucky we live closer now and we get to see them again in 2 weeks.

I've eaten like crud the last 3 days but I have been running at least so I should be ok. Going to be very good today because I didn't run and might not tomorrow either due to the weather.

Kyle starts school the 12th and I think I'm going to start spin classes again at least once a week. We have a nice gym and I can go when I want and it has a daycare in it for Stella. I have 10 pounds to go and I want it gone now!!

Lucy 08-02-2013 08:03 AM

I have been eating crud too DP especially the last week. My new medicine seems to increase my appetite a LOT. I hope that side effect diminishes. Sorry your Mom is gone but 2 weeks will be here before you know it! :jumpjoy:

Anxious to work out this afternoon after work to see how I like that gym!

Lucy 08-02-2013 08:03 AM

...wait...Kyle starts school??? :shock:

DisneyPrincess 08-02-2013 01:32 PM

I hope you like it!!

Yes he starts pre-k!! He turns 4 October 12th and the cutoff here is September 30th. We found a private school that will allow him to start now and if he's ready begin kindergarten next year. If he isn't ready he will do preschool one more year. We think he's ready. :)
It's an awesome school and we are glad to be able to send him.

Took the kids to the park this morning and had a picnic. We are going to the farmers market in a bit and then out to dinner. It's my last meal out. I have 9 pounds to lose, I just need to buckle down.

stews 08-02-2013 04:24 PM

no sunshine here today. Its warm enough. not hot but kind of muggy. a little drizzly rain, I think. I got my sourdough starter out and am waking it up. I forgot about it. I want to make some bread sometime soon, I think. also made dh some peanut butter cookies. I was going to do snickerdoodles but I don't have enough flour and didn't want to go to the store today. I ended up just making almost flourless peanut butter ones. not my favorite recipe but they are good and gave him a treat. I did have one though.

mostly fruit/veggies other than that so far today. dinner will probably be leftover ribs from last night.

DisneyPrincess 08-03-2013 06:50 AM

Morning. Sitting with my coffee after my 8 mile run. Dh and Stella are still sleeping and Kyle just woke up. Rainy yucky day here so I think we will go grocery shopping and just hang out.

stews 08-03-2013 10:15 AM

nice run, DP!

I'm sitting here with my coffee doing nothing :p . later today we are going to a fair at a neighboring county and tonight is the blue oyster cult concert there. I can't tell what the weather is going to do. looks like it will be nicer than yesterday, though.

this is dh's last day of vacation. he goes back to work tomorrow. but dd24 will be home in a couple days! yeah!

Lucy 08-05-2013 05:45 AM

I had a great weekend! We went to see Red 2 yesterday with some good friends and ate Thai/Chinese food at a cute little restaurant. My elbow is hurting a little from the workouts. I iced it last nice but meant to again and forgot :p If it is not better tomorrow night I am going to just do cardio and wait until it is 100% better to do the weights again. Might do lower body weights. I am going to join the gym tomorrow night. I think I'll do a year. SO wish I could afford a personal trainer. I am pretty disciplined and know what weights to do but it sure was nice to have someone to cheer me on through the workout! Anyway, she worked me out a routine so I'll do that for a while.

DisneyPrincess 08-05-2013 06:05 AM

I think when Kyle starts school I'm going to start at the gym too. Ill have all morning and the gym has a nursery for Stella.

Speaking of..she's 7 months today!! How'd that happen!?!?

Lucy 08-05-2013 06:11 AM

Wow that's hard to believe too DP!!! I have missed a gym. Plus I feel SO much better, like actually GOING to it :) I wish they had a doggy nursery :laugh:

stews 08-05-2013 07:09 AM

I'm going to get back to working out TODAY! not putting it off any longer. I have 1 month before school starts and I can be in a good routine for that month and going into the school year. I'm going to do cardio this morning.

dd24 and her boyfriend are coming to the area today and will be around for the week! not sure when they go back, I assume Sunday. also don't know exactly what days they are here and what days they are at his parents but they will be around more than 2 days so I know we'll get some time with them this time!

stews 08-05-2013 06:40 PM

how is everyone? I've had a good day. and its SUNNY! yeah! I did get my exercise in. did 3.25 mile walk on the treadmill then got cleaned up and got some things picked up around the house. found my kitchen table under the clutter *blush*, got some laundry done, cleaned the bathtub (dh gave dogs a bath yesterday and I don't know if he cleaned the tub after or not. he might of but I did it, just in case). also got dishes put away and the few others from the sink loaded. back is sore today, though. booooo

the rest the day been hanging out with dd22 who showed up here. She has been looking at house stuff on line. she REALLY wants to buy a small house but is not in the position to right now. she is looking at what she needs to work on in order to get herself in that position.

dd24 and her boyfriend will be here later. I think we are all going out for a late meal after dh gets home unless he has to work late. this would be the night that we normally go for pancakes so hopefully he won't have to work over and it will work out. I really wanted to find a time we could all go while she is home and dd22 doesn't work today so it would be a good night to do it.

eating has been good so far.
*protein shake
*cucumber, carrots, celery
*cheese (cheddar and smoked gouda)
*salad (lettuce, shredded cheese, asian flavored olive oil/balsalmic
*1 pkg single serving ritz crackers
*skinny iced caramel macchiato, grapes

see? not too bad. don't know what I'll have when we go out but at least I've made mostly good choices the rest the day.

amazinggrace911 08-05-2013 06:54 PM

Hey all!! I thought I posted on this thread the other day. Or at least saved it to my subscribed threads. But apparently I didn't. I think I'm losing my mind.

Back up to 163. Really having trouble breaking through and staying in the 150's. Need to focus and set my mind to do this.

Off to work soon! Hope everyone is doing well!!

stews 08-05-2013 07:06 PM

you can do it, Lenise. nice to see you.

Lucy 08-05-2013 08:30 PM

:hiya: back from the support group. I did something wild today! I came home from lunch and called back in and said I wasn't coming back and taking the afternoon off. The wild part was it was for no particular reason. I just didn't want to go back. Wild and crazy huh? :jumpjoy:

Ok so maybe wild isn't the word. Hee hee anyway did nothing all afternoon except go see Buddy when he got home and then going to the group meeting.

Tomorrow going to do cardio and strength training at the gym at the gym and probably go ahead and sign up :cool:

stews 08-05-2013 08:34 PM

well, look at you you wild and crazy girl!

dd24 and her boyfriend are ON their way. be here within 1/2 hour. dh is home from work and dd22 is sitting here making use of our internet. we are going out for a late dinner. yeah! I was so hoping I could make something work while they are home this week that all the schedules would fit. I did invite my Dad and L but I don't know if they will make it. they are doing things at home to get ready to leave tomorrow for a few days. at least I invited :p .

Lucy 08-05-2013 08:40 PM

I'd say it's a late dinner! It's almost 11:00!!!:D

stews 08-05-2013 08:41 PM

haha! funny! want to join us? :p after all you are a crazy wild girl!

Lucy 08-05-2013 08:56 PM


Originally Posted by stews (Post 16547313)
haha! funny! want to join us? :p after all you are a crazy wild girl!

Oh no. I can't be out this late :p

DisneyPrincess 08-06-2013 06:29 AM


Originally Posted by Lucy (Post 16547330)
Oh no. I can't be out this late :p

:hyst: this cracked me up!

Been busy here but come Monday I'm going to be bored when Kyle is at school!! And he is in swim lessons now and they end Thursday. Whatever am I going to do?! I need to get kids here ASAP. Still looking but no luck :mad:

Ran this morning. And weighed and NEW LOW :jumpjoy: I'm the smallest I've been in about a year and a half. I do need go get to weight training because I have NO muscle tone. I want to sign at the gym but the money :sad: I'm going to check it out next week I think

Lucy 08-06-2013 06:55 AM


Originally Posted by DisneyPrincess (Post 16547621)
:hyst: this cracked me up!

Been busy here but come Monday I'm going to be bored when Kyle is at school!! And he is in swim lessons now and they end Thursday. Whatever am I going to do?! I need to get kids here ASAP. Still looking but no luck :mad:

Ran this morning. And weighed and NEW LOW :jumpjoy: I'm the smallest I've been in about a year and a half. I do need go get to weight training because I have NO muscle tone. I want to sign at the gym but the money :sad: I'm going to check it out next week I think

I know what you mean DP. I got all my measurements and fat count/muscle thingie done last week at the gym. I fall within the "normal" range on everything but I know I am NOT happy especially with my middle and upper arms. Menopause has wreaked havoc on my middle section, well could be worse but that stupid middle age spread is starting! I can't like it!

Also with my elbow being so bad for so long I haven't been able to do upper body weights in forever. Looking forward to adding those. I REALLY need a personal trainer to help me do it right so I won't hurt it but I just can't afford it right now. :cry:

OTOH, It is GREAT to be back at the gym again!:jumpjoy:

stews 08-06-2013 11:57 AM

Started my morning with coffee and a protein shake made with almond and some coffee, of course. We had a really nice time visiting last night. Got home about 11 I think. Was so nice to just site and enjoy time with my family. Will see them again today or tomorrow probably. my back is much better this morning. I should have walked or something but when I was so sore yesterday had thought should rest it 1 day. Hmmmm, maybe will go for a short walk still but it won't be long because its getting hot out.

Lucy 08-06-2013 12:03 PM

Good for you Stews. I am having a bad day.

stews 08-06-2013 12:20 PM

My day is still early, lol. Turn your bad day around, silly. :p

Lucy 08-06-2013 12:33 PM


Originally Posted by stews (Post 16548229)
My day is still early, lol. Turn your bad day around, silly. :p

I wish I could :cry:

stews 08-06-2013 02:30 PM


Originally Posted by Lucy (Post 16548247)
I wish I could :cry:

I'm sorry. Why can't you? Until then fucus on any positive around you you can? That's going on, hon?

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