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Thread: April weight loss challenge

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    April weight loss challenge

    April Weight Loss Challenge

    April 2015 Weight Loss Adventure with Prize!!
    OnApril 1st, weigh yourself and write it down. DO NOT send it to me. On April 30th, weigh yourself again and PM me your loss. This is weight lost not percentage lost. I will announce the winner on May 3rd.

    The prize is a themed FQ from each member. Once a winner is declared, I will contact the winner and FQ's will be mailed by the 6th.

    Private message (PM) me for the mailing address. All FQ's should be mailed by the 15th of the month. You need to check in on the thread at least once a week to be eligible for the winning "skinny quarters aka FQ's" and to be declared the "biggest loser" for the month.

    You cannot win 2 months in a row.

    Chit Chat is allowed, as wells as WAYWO (what are you working on). Please stay positive and uplifting as possible to keeps us all on track. Share tips, recipes, encouraging words and {{{HUGS}}}
    April showers bring May flowers. So I thought a good FQ theme for April would be flowers so we are ready for May. So I think it is the month we should try to renew our commitment to weight loss and our health We need to get ready for swimsuit season. We are all so used to doing for others.Remember sometimes it is ok to put yourself first. So lets see how we can play with some your choice of FQ's. Please send quality fabric that you would want to receive in return. As always if you don't have the theme, send what you have. If you don't have a FQ, then send a linear 1/4 yard. If you have signed up to be in the running for the prize, please send your FQ to the hostess by the 15th of the month. As the winner has worked hard for her prize.

    Eat healthy, exercise, make wise choices and lose weight but most of all have fun!!!

    Sign up deadline to be a part of the PRIZE adventure April 4th at 9 pm cst. You are encourage to contribute to the thread even if you are not in for the prize.

    To let me know you are participating post on the thread and then send a PM for the mailing address. Our FQ theme for April is floral.
    Last edited by meanmom; 03-30-2015 at 04:04 AM. Reason: forgot to put year

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    Welcome everyone and good luck. We often post the FQ theme 3 months at a time, it saves on postage to send 3 at a time. Our FQ theme for the next 3 months is April, floral, May bright, June, blenders.

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    I'm in....the alternative is to give up - empty my closet and buy new clothes - ---- and i just can't do that!!!

    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE !!
    Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most.

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    I need a challenge

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    Sending in my fat quarters asap, count me in, and good luck to all!

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    I'm in again, too.

    Same here, Penni!

    I rode the stationary bike this morning, 15 mins only, but that's a start, right?

    Thanks for starting the new thread, Pat.

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    I own no scale so I can't participate here right now but my DD's put an app on my phone from loseit.com and 3 of us are trying to loose weight. Even with no scale my clothes will tell me if I am on the right track. Unfortunately I just spend a good amount of $ on some clothes that are roomy.

    Are there any particular diets or programs for support that you are following? Unfortunately I did not see quilting under exercise. I do a lot of quilting but I do feel that us quilters are a happy round bunch overall.

    If I plan to buy a scale any tips on getting a good one? Brand? I am tired of scales that read different every time you step on them. I mean like a minute apart because they are not accurate.
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    Anna welcome. If quilting was exercise I would be nothing but skin and bones. I have a Weight Watchers brand scale. It wasn't too expensive. I have had it about 5 years and it is pretty accurate.

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    Thank you meanmom! Hmmm I know. I think my hobby doesn't help in the weight loss department. Pitty!
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    I think I would like to give this a try. New to this so how many fat qts do we send you?
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    Count me in!!

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    I'm in! Anna, this will sound crazy, but every post office has a large package scale. Ask if you may use theirs. And, yes, they will look at you funny, but it will get the job done. ☺️😉

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    I'll try it. I have not even been quilting very much so I can't use that as an excuse. Sigh. Need the challenge too.

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    I am in!!! I am going to lose weight!!!!!


    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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    I'm in. Time to get serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragoncat View Post
    I'm in! Anna, this will sound crazy, but every post office has a large package scale. Ask if you may use theirs. And, yes, they will look at you funny, but it will get the job done. ☺️��
    Haha! So true. I am waiting on ordering a scale. Hope to get it done soon. Maybe I 'll have courage to go to the post office. The diet is going good.
    Anna Quilts

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    I haven't been in on this in a while. I guess a year, but can't remember now. No I really think longer. Anyway, I am jumping back in here. I need the challenge, and a lot of weight loss.

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    I'm in for April. I will get out a fat quarter to you soon.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee
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    Question Is your goal ideal body weight or a set weight loss not reaching ideal body weight?

    I am in! DH has a scale, a cheap one, at work but I figure if I use the same scale at the end of the month it should be pretty accurate to show the difference.

    Anyone else not setting a goal of ideal body weight? My goal is to loose 20 lbs by mid summer or so. I will still be over weight then but I am just not sure if ideal body weight is do able for me or if I care. I guess I am setting a realistic goal for myself with a realistic time frame that I think I can do. When I get there I'll see if I'll have a new game plane or will shoot for maintaining.
    Anna Quilts

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    Welcome all the newbies. I have quite a bit of weight to lose so I find I do better with mini goals. My final goal just seems too overwhelming. I really need to lose some weight before early June. I went dress shopping today with my mom. We have a family wedding June 13 and several other wedding to attend this summer. I found several dresses I like but they don't ome in my size. I should have brought my favorite home as an incentive to behave.
    We have 3 weddings coming up, 2 baby showers and 3 wedding showers. The family wedding is in Florida so I am flyying there. I just told DH between the gifts, hotels etc I will probably need a lot of money. As usual he whined and complained. He will let it stew in his mind for a day or 2 then agree with me and quit whining.

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    I have my info now to send my fat (skinny quarter) of flowers in. I am excited to be in again. I also have a lot of weight to lose. I will just be glad to lose any I can to be healthier, and to fit better in my clothes. I would love one day to be at a ideal weight, but that has been such a long time ago. I can hope though.

    I weighed this morning, and have it recorded. I am back to counting my calories, because for me with issues that is the only way for me to lose weigh. I can't exercise much, but hope as I lose that might change where I could do some. I did try to do some range of motion exercises when I woke up today. I have to start somewhere.

    Last night I seen a toast treat that sounded good to me for eating healthy so I have it down.
    ' Piece of toast (for me I prefer whole wheat) a teaspoon of cream cheese spread across the toast, and thin slices of cucumber on top of that, with a thin slice of lean turkey.' I love cucumbers. I have got to get to the store to pick up some things.

    Today I did a bit of piecing on a lap quilt for my dad who is in a nursing home. I want to work some more on it later today too. It's just simple pieced 5" squares to make 4 patched blocks, but I love the fabric. I am using darker green solid, with green and turquoise with bits of white print. I didn't want it too light with him using it, but I think he will like it.

    Have a great day everyone, and good luck on your healthy eating.

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    Here's another one to try, Susan. My daughter got hooked on these while living in France. Spread cottage cheese on a piece of toast and then top with radish slices. Very yummy!
    I would like to be at my goal by October. My son is getting married in China. I'm sure Chinese people think all Americans are overweight. I want to show them otherwise. I've got 6 months to lose 30 lbs. That should be doable.

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    quote-I will just be glad to lose any I can to be healthier, and to fit better in my clothes.-quote

    That is exactly how I feel JuneBillie. Best wishes with the healthy eating too.
    Anna Quilts

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    Good luck with healthy eating and exercise, everyone! I'm in, I'll try to get FQs in the mail next week; I'll have to see what I have in the cupboard for the colors/patterns. I have a weight figure in mind but it's not set in stone. I'm more trying to eat healthier and get in better shape.
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    I will post the march winner tomorrow. Right now we have a tie. If you haven't PM'd me you loss don't forget to send it.
    I am trying to eat healthier too. I like toast with a little bit of FF cottage cheese. Top with sugar and cinnamon. It doesn't need much sugar. Put it under the broiler until bubbly. Tastes almost like cheesecake. I haven't tried it with splenda.

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