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

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    Well I didn't get to make the cookies today. I smooshed the bananas and went to get the oatmeal out of the closet. There was only about 1/2 cup left. So I made pumpkin- zucchini bread and used the banana instead of oil in the recipe. I usually use applesauce but bananas work fine. You can smell the bananas when it is baking but I can't taste it in the bread.
    I spent the majority of my day off filling out job applications. OMG some of them are a pain. Not too confident about my chances. I think most of them are for inside transfers. Oh well now they have my application on file.
    I finally started FMQ a baby quilt that has been sitting here for a month waiting to be quilted. I couldn't decide what to do. So far I have done some stippling in one part and am echo quilting around my owls. I am just making it up as I go along. The recipient doesn't sew so will love whatever I do to it.
    It was 80 yesterday ad this morning. The temperature is dropping rapidly. I had the windows open. It is supposed to be 30 on Sunday. I might end up with a real sinus infection if this keeps up.

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    Can anyone in this group help me with a problem I am having? It is on partial seams. No one has replied yet to my request on the board. Hopefully I can figure out how to post a link.

    Need help with partial seams.

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    I can't help with the block, but it sure does look cool. You do have a couple of links to check out now.

    I think I am going to try that intervals in my walking, maybe that will help. I really need to also walk more consistently. If I get a regular routine now while the weather is decent, I think it will help me maintain it when the weather gets yucky.
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    Lauriejo, truth be known, I don't make a minute with the speed up, but I can still feel the effects. I have getting back to it now with cooler weather here and the humidity down. I'm telling you, get a dog. Liliana yodels when it's time for a walk and the Moira grabs a squeaky top and races through the house. Lily is a PSD. My prescription says "GET A DOG" on huge letters on a script pad. I don't think she could pass the Canine Good Citizen test because one criteria is the dog has to sit for at least two minutes while you leave the room. That would be hard for her, but she doesn't need to pass.

    Pam, I'm glad MTS showed up with the tutorial. My very first quilt was a partial seamed one, but I'd have to go to the library to look at M' lisa Rae Hawley's book to see how I did it. It didn't seem as complicated as those directions, but I can't be sure. I think the library closes early on Friday. I like the block. Would it look Celtic done as a single block in the right colors? I need something to replace the SW decor in the far hallway. Either a block like that or a hand appliqued rose????

    Lawn repaired, dogs walked, now just me, my cluttered house and my quilt. I wouldn't be surprised if #4 daughter shows up. Tonight is Homecoming and she took it off to take her boys. I predict she and the young one won't make it. The stadium sits on the edge of the lake and the wind off the lake is chilly and damp tonight.

    Went t the LQS. The brown I brought home for the quilt isn't the same color as what I already have. Grr. Looked at pink fabrics, but I will wait until after the ultrasound which has been put off. The GD that was on bedrest is up. Her blood pressure is perfect and everything else checks out. The little one must have moved just right. The store had a pink with multicolored dots in clearance, but it was a bluer pink that I like. Tempting, though, with fabric going up and up.

    I looked up my quilt. Some pattern for a first quilt, but looking at it didn't help me remember how to do it.
    Almost finished

    Here you go. This looks familiar. Think of the pieces blocks as a solid piece and go for it. The little guy goes on first with the partial seam. That's where the tute above threw me.
    http://quilting.about.com/od/piecing...al_seams_3.htm
    Last edited by irishrose; 10-05-2012 at 04:16 PM.

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    how's the dieting going this week for everyone? geesh, on FB choc recipes jump out at me all the time, and you ladies talk about baking lots. I can't even have that stuff around. and i am struggling with just eating my allowed 3 meals a day with a fruit for a snack in between. watermelon season is over, but hubby came home with a mini one today.
    the only thing that helps with these cravings is to go to the basement to sew, and just get out of the upstairs where the food is. a daughter has a birthday coming up, and she suggested another twin quilt for her son's BD as 'her' gift would be nice.
    pam, i'll check out your question on partial seams. they are really easy. it just means, you sew part way, and don't sew the rest until you get the next 'portion, or block done and ready to attach.'
    i got to practice all kinds of new stuff with the jane i stumbled thru.

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    I stumbled through and got my first 4 blocks done. I sewed and ripped and sewed and ripped I don't know how many times. There was nothing easy about it. There are just so many seams that need to be going the right direction. Hopefully it will get easier as I go along.
    Irish, I can't believe that was your first quilt. Wow! Very nice job! I don't know if I would have stuck with it if I had done one that hard for my first.
    Hubby just got home for the weekend so we just had dinner. There is so much work to do in this house with all the boxes to unpack. I don't know what we are going to do with all this stuff.
    Something ate the tuna in the dish on the front porch this afternoon. I don't know if it was the kitten or not.

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    I had to laugh at the something ate the tuna - around here it could be a coyote or a bear.

    If you have four blocks done, you are 1/3 done. You have to remember I come from a long background of apparel sewing. When the Prayers and Squares Coordinator asked me to be one of the 12 quilt makers just as my doctor took my fun of substitute para pro-ing away from me, it was a window opening. I jumped in and didn't look back. I didn't find out until much later that partial seams were considered difficult. Apparently M Hawley gives good instructions. There are other quilts in her FQ books that I want to try if I ever get caught up with the 'have to' ones. I think figuring out how to lay that one out on the diagonal was the hardest part. It's so much easier with a design wall rather than the LR floor. That and the color - I don't like blue and particularly Country Blue. Thank goodness for the burgundy and the print from WalMart.

    I need to jumpstart a weight loss. Vegetarian for a few days? An icky drink concoction?

    The pain clinic that did the steroid injections in my SI joints in my back is one of the four in the state to receive the meningitis tainted steroids. I will probably be getting a phone call Monday.

    I finished my chicken/rice soup and a butternut squash for dinner. For some reason, I'm not hungry tonight. Usually this is my 'starving' time. Maybe I need a squash every evening.

    To the farm market tomorrow. I want a cauliflower and I saw some Jonagold apples there one day. I have a friend who likes them like I like Michigan McIntoshes, so I will get him some.

    I am losing weight and getting healthier.

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    Hi,
    Its difficult to loss weight. Its big problem for old people in old age.There are some healthy tips of weight loss for Old age people;First one is be honest with yourself, Don't cut out all the food you enjoy,Always measure alcohol consumed at home carefully,Use scales in the kitchen,exercising is the key to success with sustained weight loss, I think it is a good idea to buy some new clothes when you are down a size. These are the light and simple things to weight loss.

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    Wow I have missed alot the last few days. I didn't think I was away. Never got any email notices like I usually do.

    Kathleen- take care of yourself don't over do with that arm.

    So many of you expecting grandchildren. My DS and DIL have talked about starting a family soon. I still want them to wait a little but not my choice.

    Irish- I pray that you did not get one of the tainted steroids when you got your injection.

    No news yet on the job front, but being it was the end of the week I really didnt expect to hear anything today.

    I am trusting that God will give me the right job at the right money I need.

    No fried foods.........that will be a good one, and a challenge. I will do my best.

    Stay warm, the temps here are dropping about 25 degrees from yesterday.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Irish, sorry. 'jump starting' a diet never, never works for me. i just have to take it one meal at a time, and one impulse at a time. like an alcholic.
    oatmeal and 1/2 C. skim milk for breakfast. sometimes a fruit, or tomatoe juice, and black coffee.
    lunch, lean meat about 4 oz. and a carb free veg.(up to two cups.)
    dinner the same thing. i occasionally throw in a bread or carb. no sugar, if i can help it.
    lite greek yogart, diet jello, or a fresh fruit for in between meal snack. I follow this to the best of my ablility. once a week i may allow my self a very small dessert.
    all this being said, now i will confess and say, i don't think i am going to lose anything this week, because i have just been eating toooo much of the right stuff this week.
    Last edited by sewNso; 10-06-2012 at 05:27 AM.

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