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Thread: October 2012 Weight Loss Adventure with a Prize!!!!!

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    OMG Kathleen, I hope it isn't too bad. Let us know your progress. When I had shoulder surgery I managed to sew after a week or so, to keep my sanity. I used my left hand to guide the fabric and very carefully set my right arm up there and just used it a little to guide the fabric. I couldn't rotary cut anything or FMQ but was able to work on some of my simple projects. I had my son rotary cut a few strips for me. Good luck.
    I have another grandbaby on the way too. I have one GS and am hoping for a girl also. I would like to do a pink quilt. My daughter isn't due until late April so it will be a while until we know the sex. My Son and DIL said they are going to try to make a baby soon. My son is blond haired with blue eyes and his wife is Japanese. Should make a very pretty baby.
    I called in sick today, because I can. I plan on sewing pretty much all day. I do have to do a little cleaning since my daughter, SIL, and grandson will be staying here this weekend. Too much stuff laying around for a 2 year old to be in the house.
    I am going to make the breakfast cookies right now since I have 2 dying bananas on the kitchen counter.

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    Geez I've been to the grocery store like three times and forgotten to get oatmeal. What a ditz. I think I can get a gold star for the no fried foods, I seem to have lost my taste for fried foods.

    meanmom I hope you enjoy your sick day today, we all need a day for our mental health every now and again.

    Cindy I will keep my fingers crossed til you have that job for sure! Gosh I haven't made beef stew in ages, that does sound yummy. I'm thinking of chili tonight.

    Oh Christine good luck with giving up the pop, I did once for a few months (ulcer diet) but since then the longest I've gone is three days.

    So many grandbabies, I may need to borrow one since it will be awhile for me. Now if you ladies want to make a pink quilt I will be more than happy to take it off your hands!

    Last month I lost 4 pounds, so this month my goal is to lose at least 5 so I better get out and move.
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    Oh dear, Kathleen! How terrible! I hope you heal quickly and get back to sewing and cooking and whatever else you like to do. I hope you have some good friends and neighbors who can help you out with meals for a while. My neighbor/friend broke her elbow this summer. I offered to come and cut fabric for her when she was ready to quilt again but she hasn't taken me up on it yet.
    Meanmom, enjoy your day off. Try giving yourself just 1 hour to get the house picked up. I bet you can do it! Then you will have the rest of the day for your quilting.
    The kitten didn't come back to eat the tuna last night. I hope he finds a nice warm home. It can be pretty dangerous around here for a kitten with the foxes and opossums and who knows what else out in these woods.
    I think I will make a trip to the LQS today to see if she can help me with putting these Celtic blocks together. The instructions aren't the best.

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    I am trying to enjoy my sick day. One of the reasons I took it was to fill out job applications. I have been doing it in the evening but it is hard to concentrate like I need to when tired and with constant interruption from my DH and DS. I just did an online test for one application that also had a time limit. My DH kept interrupting.(I don't know why he is home) He is self employed so he can take off when he wants. I finally had to tell him(more than once) to leave alone so I didn't flunk. I am pretty sure I got them all correct except for one. It was a figuring out a pattern question. There were several that I got but one of them I just couldn't figure out. The pattern was A,Z,E,B,I,Y,O what comes next????? I just wasn't seeing it. It was also a personality test. UGGGGG! It is all finished with my resume etc attached.
    Cindy I sure hope your job comes thru. I am praying for you. Well I did a little cleaning. I am going to spend the rest of the day hiding in my sewing room.

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    C,O,X would be my guess. The B threw me off. Enjoy your day.

    Kathleen, I'm so sorry about your arm. Is it far enough down not to interfere with the joint? Doing it while you were doing something good for yourself makes it harder to take. Take it easy.

    I'm way behind, so I'll post more later.

    Laurie, I kept forgetting something when I go to the natural food store and right now I don't know what it is- that's really bad. Congrats on last month's loss.

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    Well, it is five days into the contest and I think I have stayed the same. I need to step-it-up if I want to be a "contender". I need to get more excercise without having to join a gym. Anyone out there want to share how they go about getting sufficient exercise to "step it up a notch". Thanks for your help!

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    TV exercise programs, DVDs, interval walking - walk normally for 1 minute, then walk fast (or run if that's your thing) for 1 minute, fidget. The interval walking is surprisingly effective. I was going to say videos, but I may the only one with a DVD player. Put on music and move when the mood hits you - doesn't have to continuous. Dance like no one is watching. One of the 'rest' pads at Curves says, 'Do the Twist'. Another blast from the past. I was kicked out of a high school dance for my Twist. We just having a contest to see who could go the lowest. With my limber body, I won and my prize was being sent home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmom View Post
    Irish I have decided I am sick tomorrow (cough, cough). I wouldn't waste a sick day being out if the teacher was out. What would be the fun in that. I also wouldn't do that to the other aide or the kids. They have been having trouble getting subs this year so there is a good chance there won't be one. They lowered the pay a lot. They can't hardly find aides for the teachers either. The principal was stuck in a classroom part of the day last week. I hope the teacher has fun changing all the diapers tomorrow, including two ton Tilly. We have a little girl in 1st grade in a wheelchair who is a brut. she weighs at least 80 pounds and constantly tries to hit, pull hair and kick. She is awful to change, I got kicked in the head today. I feel like I have been in a wrestling match most days after changing her. Is it wrong to hope she is in rare form again tomorrow.
    I plan on a little cleaning, and then going up and hiding out in my quilt room all day. I have a baby quilt to quilt and bind. I am also doing the 50 paper pieced stars group and am a couple of weeks behind. So I hope to catch up tomorrow. I also really want to do the New York beauty group. That just started this week. Not sure about it yet. I might even eat some chocolate!!!
    Have you ever been hit by a flying high top tennis shoe...by a six foot adult. Or hit square in the middle of the back with a fist ..... oh the hardest one is hair pulling.... or bit so close to the nipple it wasn't even funny. I worked in a group home for adult with mental retardation. I loved the job but I hurt my back and that was the end of the story. Oh the one that bit could bite through a leather jacket ....he also bit my arm and had to have a tetnus shot.... as you know by now I can't spell but just pretend you know what I am saying..LOL LOL

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    I'm so sorry you fell and hurt yourself Kathleen. NO FUN

    I have a new grandbaby due at Christmas. They didn't want to know this time. They also have a little boy, Isaac, who is almost 17 mos. I also have a grand daughter that's 9 mos tomorrow. I will take anything!!!

    I have quilted most of my Pineapple quilt but ran out of my thread. I found another spool and as soon as I finish my lunch I am going to finish quilting that puppy and get the binding sewn on. I want to show that quilt and my X-blocks quilt at guild meeting Tuesday. The x-blocks just needs the hand sewing of the back of the binding to finish.

    This weekend is our UFO weekend at church. So at 5:00 I will haul my sewing machine and some projects to the church. I will probably work until 11 tonight and then will head over from 9:30 to 3 tomorrow.

    I had wanted to go to the Harvest Festival at our Fairgrounds today, but after just hitting one quilt shop, one sporting goods shop, and Cost Plus, yesterday, I decided that if my foot hurt with that little bit of walking, I would not be able to make it thru the Festival today. I sure am looking forward to someday being able to walk "normal" again!!!!


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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    Geez, Pam, the worst I ever had was a second grader slapping my hand when I reached for his pencil. It resulted in a meeting with the principal and his parents before he was allowed back in my class. My middle daughter worked in the mental unit in a nursing home for a while. That was a bruising experience.

    The sun is going away. So much for working outside.

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