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    I join weight watchers, (had 25 lbs to shed) and decided every week I loose I can buy some fabric or notion. So far, 6 weeks, 6 pieces of fabric. Nice reward don't you think??

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    Great reward - congrats on the weight loss so far; keep up the good work & your stash will grow as you shrink!

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    OOOHHH ... I have much more than 25 pounds to lose .... I could REALLY add to my stash ...

    Nice reward!! Congrats on the weight loss. Its a tough road.

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    that is great news!

    Quote Originally Posted by jmabby
    I join weight watchers, (had 25 lbs to shed) and decided every week I loose I can buy some fabric or notion. So far, 6 weeks, 6 pieces of fabric. Nice reward don't you think??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmabby
    I join weight watchers, (had 25 lbs to shed) and decided every week I loose I can buy some fabric or notion. So far, 6 weeks, 6 pieces of fabric. Nice reward don't you think??
    Of course sewing provides us with lots of APPs!
    ....... NOT!

    Are you buying the fabrics in a certain theme? or for a specific project?

    Maybe you should plan it that for every pound lost, you get a FQ. ie if a 2.2 lb loss, two this week; if .8 loss then one FQ

    Great way to add to the Stash!

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    Y'know - that's a great idea! I go to WW too and have quite a bit to lose. I've been trying to tell myself to just QUIT already with the buying of fabric but I knew I couldn't just do a cold turkey moratorium. Maybe I should make this kind of a deal with myself......if I lose, I can buy something that week....if I don't - STAY OUT OF THE QUILT SHOPS...............I hate to ask but what happens if I gain?!?! :o

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    That's awesome and it's also great motivation. Hmmm, maybe I'll try that ... I could stand to loose a few pounds and I always *need* fabric

    Susan

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    Quote Originally Posted by laughingquilter
    ...............I hate to ask but what happens if I gain?!?! :o

    ooohhh, if you are really serious ... have a quilting buddy take a piece of your fabric away .... owie, that would really hurt (but make him/her give it back after you've reached your weight goal)

    Susan

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    Quote Originally Posted by laughingquilter
    Y'know - that's a great idea! I go to WW too and have quite a bit to lose. I've been trying to tell myself to just QUIT already with the buying of fabric but I knew I couldn't just do a cold turkey moratorium. Maybe I should make this kind of a deal with myself......if I lose, I can buy something that week....if I don't - STAY OUT OF THE QUILT SHOPS...............I hate to ask but what happens if I gain?!?! :o
    If I gain I have to loose 2 weeks worth of fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laughingquilter
    Y'know - that's a great idea! I go to WW too and have quite a bit to lose. I've been trying to tell myself to just QUIT already with the buying of fabric but I knew I couldn't just do a cold turkey moratorium. Maybe I should make this kind of a deal with myself......if I lose, I can buy something that week....if I don't - STAY OUT OF THE QUILT SHOPS...............I hate to ask but what happens if I gain?!?! :o
    Give it to your Leader .... mine would love it!!!!

    Here's some things I've seen done over the years, which could be converted to quitaholics anonymous!

    * Three gals came together. Whomever lots the most of the week received $5 gift certificates from each of the others. It was a win-win-win as once the $ was spent, the others got to read the books too!

    * Two young Moms traded babysitting. At every ten lb. loss, the other Mom kept the kids for the night, so the celebrant could have a night out with DH sans kidlets! (APPs created for next child?) So if you were the sloooooooow loser, you lost again by not getting your nights out ... and looking after the other kids. Incentive or what?

    * A flower shop was right near the WW meeting. After the meeting, one lady would go and buy a flower for every lb. or part she lost. And if she gained, the vase sat empty for the week, to remind her to stay on track! It was nicer to see the flowers to remind her.

    * One woman had a deal with her DH that for every lb he put $ into a piggy bank for her. eg. 2.2 lbs lost, he put in $2.20. If she gained, guess what, she paid!! :)

    * A visitor to our meeting told us that she'd lost 100 lbs. As oft is the case our jaws dropped in amazement as she looked fantastic. She told us that as she was losing, each week, she purchased a piece of clothing one size smaller. So she always had clothes to look forward to as she lost ... and never wore baggy stuff!

    * The best ... an older gentleman who came solo with all these women. When he reached goal, he went out and purchased a brand new car as his reward ... and came in beaming to tell us all!

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