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11/29/2008 - Suzanne Caplan

This lovely dinner is a carbohydrate disaster. So little green gets on the table that it cannot hardly be seen. A beautiful Turkey and all of the trimmings is a thing of real beauty and the women who are the cooks are the most loving women around. Who else would shove stuffing up the ......of the bird for the pleasure of others?

Dinner is the event of the evening.....no presents and only terrible football games. So many of us eat, rest and then eat a little bit more. And if your hostess loves you, you take home a care package. I did. And I have eaten most f it.

The time has come for me to control my eating.....increase my exercise and loose weight along with becoming more limber. Achy joints are not fun anymore.

I am admitting this here in front of women I respect. I am inviting others to join me. I am going to start an online journal and admit to how it is going. I need your support and I am willing to support you.

Why wait til New Years when you can start after one of the great meals of the year?

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11/29/2008 Susan Terbay from Dayton OH wrote:
Right there with you Suzanne. Now that Jimmy has moved out I'm rearranging my back extra bedroom into a room for exercise and for play. Food isn't my problem - exercise - or lack of - is. I'm very open to sharing my successes and failures and openness to being supported - perhaps not as you are invoking upon but in my own way. Let's do it! Yes we can! :)
11/29/2008 Suzanne Caplan from PA wrote:
What do you thing of putting up a new Blog Stream for the particpants and we can encourage each other. The new beta site will be up for test in a week or so and ready I hope in Jan.
11/29/2008 Susan Terbay from Dayton OH wrote:
Hey, nothing ventured - nothing gained - or lost! :) I'm open for it!
11/29/2008 DB Metzger from NY wrote:
Does that mean no more blogs about chocolate?
11/29/2008 Michele Moore from New Port Richey FL wrote:
I know believe there are more of us on this site in the fat boat than I first imagined. When I first came on board, the voices in my head said, "You're the only fat one. As long as they can't see you, they might like you." But increasing numbers of us are sharing our pudgy selves on the blogs, and I'm realizing how pervasive this battle of the bulge really is. Here's a thought, Suzanne: we can take the collective blogs and comments when we have succeeded in shedding the pounds, and put it into a book, complete with before and after pictures. Should we start by taking pictures and measurements?
11/29/2008 Michele Moore from New Port Richey FL wrote:
NEVER!!! Chocolate (or anything) in moderation is not the threat. Anything in excess for reasons other than feeding/fueling our bodies is the problem.
11/29/2008 Suzanne Caplan from PA wrote:
Not sure about the before and after pics. But I would like to set up a new blog stream (as we have done with the health and business) and those who officiallly join will have access to write. We can be honest about the struggle. Others can comment to support or be mean if they want to be. We are very likely to fantisize over chocolate. We could offer a prize.
11/29/2008 Susan Terbay from Dayton OH wrote:
And..... before we do anything above and beyond - make sure our doctors are on board and perhaps suggestions will be helpful as well. I think the goal should be to feel healthy, eat healthy and enjoy life - because otherwise all will fail.
11/29/2008 Suzanne Caplan from PA wrote:
I am in total agreement with Susan...this is not a race to lose weight, it is a committment to better health. Eat better, sleep better and exercise. And I am will to write honestly about how it is going for me because that is a way to be more honest with myself. I find comfort in food and I am too lazy to move. But I actually feel great when I do less of the former and more of the latter.
11/29/2008 Sue Ann Crockett from Ferndale WA wrote:
I'm in. I started paying attention to food and exercise in July. When I got sick in October, everything slid downhill (no pun intended). I have a plan.. and my goal is to reinstate it December 1st. I would love to participate with women I care about in supporting our process and honoring our bodies.
11/29/2008 Michele Moore from New Port Richey FL wrote:
You KNOW I'm in, despite the slab of pumpkin pie WITH cool whip I just ate. Hey...we're on to the next wedding already. What? Didn't I mention that my youngest stepdaughter is getting married in three and a half months? Yep! I inherited Beth (I've always called her Bethy-Poo-Poo) when she was a squeeky-voiced seven year old with a curly mop of brown hair. She has turned into a beautiful young woman, and her wedding is now fast approaching. As a matter of fact we just met today with the executive chef and dining room manager at her venue. All that to say this: I will need all the help I can get
11/29/2008 CJ Golden from Newtown CT wrote:
There is not a soul among us who doesn't need help and support to live a healthier lifestyle. I'm all for the new blog stream. We could each post our journals for all to see. And the best part of this is that when we're up in the middle of the night to go pee, and then we want to sneak into the kitchen for an after pee snack, we know there's someone we can blog with who will hold our hand as we work our way through not giving into the snack attack. We should talk about our exercise habits as well as our eating. And I agree that we don't wait till after the New Year to start!
11/29/2008 Sue Ann Crockett from Ferndale WA wrote:
Michele.. I SEE your slab of pumpkin pie with Cool Whip and RAISE you TWO Parker House Rolls slathered in butter and TWO huge German Chocolate Brownies all chased with TWO cups of milk (non-fat..do I get credit for that?) that I ate for breakfast. Yup, I'm in--for sure.
11/29/2008 Michele Moore from New Port Richey FL wrote:
Hey, Suzanne...when we're all svelte and we've published our Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times bestseller of a book from our blogs about weight loss...I want to play myself in the movie version. Can you take care of that for me? Leftovers anyone?
12/1/2008 Dorothy Sander from Durham NC wrote:
I'm all for this support thing...but honestly if you talk about food the whole time it's just going to make me eat. That was always a problem with me and Weight Watcher meetings. We'd spend the whole time talking about food and I'd go away hungry. It's always been most helpful to me to take my focus off of food and onto something else. I've crocheted many an afghan trying not to eat! But count me in!

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