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Thread: August 2012 weight loss adventure with a prize

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    Well, I went back and re-read some of the posts - when I hit the button on page one to take me to the last read post, it took me too far and I missed a whole page of comments. Also found the taboo. Well, I broke it already as I had meat loaf, but hadn't read that post till now - so will cut that out of the diet for the rest of the week. I don't eat a whole lot of red meat - if I do, it's mostly in the ground meat type, so maybe won't have too much trouble. I made it the whole week last week without rice - actually made it. I don't think I've missed it too much, either. We'll see about this.
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    Sorry I haven't been on here to comment in the last week. Got back from VA and worked 2 days. Then off 2 days, one of which I went to Johns Hopkins to participate in the 2nd Phase of a study group. I did this last year and they called me back. It's because I had an EKG done about 3 yrs. ago and I fit the criteria they needed for the study. I get all sorts of stuff done to me for free...well, they actually pay me, and pay for my parking and give me a $10 food voucher for lunch. DH took me this time because I had to go during the early morning rush hour, which I hate, so they gave him a $10 voucher too. When I finished we ate in the cafeteria. They have great food and healthy choices. I did very well there. And when the testing was done they told me my heart was in great shape...kind of like getting a 2-for!!

    This past weekend I worked, and was super busy. All sorts of things going on around here. Kept my mind off of food, which is always a good thing. I lost a lb. or 2 which was a good thing.

    Sunday was crabs with my DH, DD, parents and DB and his wife. I think that might have been all I had that day. I went to help my GF put her longarm together that she bought, came home and cleaned up some things around the house and then it was off to pick up crabs and go eat. We had a wonderful evening, and I picked a box full of tomatoes!! So yesterday I made 2 crock pots full of tomato sauce to freeze, and cooked a big turkey breast for DH to have to eat for sandwiches this week. Now today and tomorrow it's back to work. This will be my 3 day weekend coming up, so I'm taking my mom to JoAnn's for their sale early friday morning and then to BJ's to get somethings. Then I'm quilting the rest of the weekend. I have a flannel quilt laid out on the floor I need to sew together, and a quilt on the longarm to quilt.

    Well, I think I've caught up for now. I promise as soon as the summer calms down I'll be posting more. Have a GREAT evening ladies!!!!!
    The trouble with Trouble is.....It usually starts out like fun!!

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    I haven't lost anything this month. Son was home, 2 daughters moved to separate place etc. Really busy. My son wanted all of his favorites while he was here. ( all bad things). He lives in Japan and his wife is Japanese so he gets mostly Japanese food. It would suit me fine. I joined a gym on Monday and met with a personal trainer today and I have a workout planned for me. I did it today and will see how I feel tomorrow. I did their thirty minute circuit on Monday and wasn't sore the next day. I was surprised at that. I am down 40 pounds but have been stuck there for ages. Probably because I don't behave. I am trying to cut my carbs and sweets. Increasing my protein.

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    I hear ya' Mean - if I cut carbs and sweets I feel so much better, and I seem to sleep better too!! And the protein helps keep me going.

    I don't understand why you name is "meanmom" if you cooked all your sons favorite dishes while he was home. Sounds like "AWESOME" mom to me
    The trouble with Trouble is.....It usually starts out like fun!!

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    I got the name meanmom years ago when my kids were little. Whenever they would tell me I was mean because I wouldn't let them do something I would tell then I learned it at meanmom school. I became a family joke. My sister and sister in law would tell their kids the same thing. When I made my email address years ago we used it kinda as a joke. Now I am kinda stuck with it because I don't want to change my email.

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    well i sounds like some want to continue to mail them at the beginning of the month. I am open to that. Later today I will post the new link for September.

    I am encouraged by the fact that you want to continue. I promise to do better than I have so far in mailing the winnings. I know it get discouraging not receiving them.


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    What is the September fabric going to be? Also can you list maybe the next 4 months so that if we want we can send them all at once! It's easier for me to just get them out at one time.

    I have to keep working on this!!!!! Got a long way to go in losing 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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    Good morning all
    Just weighed myself only 3.7 pounds down for the month. I'm sure thats no winning number but I'll take any down movement.
    I'm glad we are continuing this thread. This is the place I come for insperation
    Thank you Cindy I know we all are helped by the time you spend on doing this for us all.
    OK who is the winner this month?
    I need to make a quick gift for our DD for her birthday some kind of table runner I think. Really need to get to it.
    do any of you wait until the last minute like me? I seem to do bettter when pressed for time. I hate the pressure but it's something I seem to do over and over.
    Well need to take our Jasper for his walk before it gets tooo hot.
    Best to all
    Gail

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    Good Morning all...........I am sorry for the late posting of the new thread. I have posted it this morning and here is the link.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/general...ml#post5483125


    I will post the theme for the next 4 months in a bit. For Sept it is Fall Fabrics.......what reminds you of fall.

    Open to suggestion for the remaining 3 months.

    Good luck.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    I like the idea of listing what the next 4 months fabrics will be. That way if I'm out and find some good deals I can get them all at once, and send them all at once.

    I'm so happy I found this board!! And I am tickled with my weight lose for this month. DH is happy, but worried. Of course the deal is if I lose 50 lbs. (my goal being Dec. 31st for that), he'll quit smoking. As I report the lb or 1/2 lb loss when I weigh myself he is happy for me, but I can see him thinking "uh oh".

    Well, today is an "iffy" weather day here, so I'm going to head to the basement and work on a flannel quilt I have laying on the floor. Also hoping to get a few other things done this weekend as well.
    The trouble with Trouble is.....It usually starts out like fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilthappygail View Post
    Good morning all
    Just weighed myself only 3.7 pounds down for the month. I'm sure thats no winning number but I'll take any down movement.
    I'm glad we are continuing this thread. This is the place I come for insperation
    Thank you Cindy I know we all are helped by the time you spend on doing this for us all.
    OK who is the winner this month?
    I need to make a quick gift for our DD for her birthday some kind of table runner I think. Really need to get to it.
    do any of you wait until the last minute like me? I seem to do bettter when pressed for time. I hate the pressure but it's something I seem to do over and over.
    Well need to take our Jasper for his walk before it gets tooo hot.
    Best to all
    Gail

    the winner will be announce tomorrow, to give people time to PM me their loss.

    I always wait to the last minute for gifts.......it is crazy....we all have busy schedules. I am starting to think about Christmas and what I want to do for everyone since I am still out of work. Something that will not take much out of the pocket.

    Today's plans are to work on the commisioned T-shirt quilts. I have one of them in progress........shirts cut, stablized, now working on the framing. I am having a blast doing these, will post pics once in a more complete state.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Themes:

    September: Fall Fabric......what reminds you of fall
    October: Greens - what ever reminds you of Christmas
    November: Shades of Blue and White for the reminder of snow and sky
    December: Reds......preparing for Loveand life.

    Please share your suggestions of what you would want in a theme for fat quarters.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    weight loss adventure

    I'm all for continuing this. I've slacked this month, but do enjoy this. It really has seemed to help me get on track and start losing a few pounds. Mailing to you at the beginning or to the winner at the end.....either one is fine with me. I love the idea of having the four months theme.


    Quote Originally Posted by createfourpaws View Post
    wow what a quiet group we have been. I am wondering if we need to continue, we don't have the following we once did. And I know life does tend to get in the way. Would love some input on what you guys want to do.

    I do know that if we do continue, instead of mailing the FQ's to me at the beginning of, will be mailing to the winner at the end of the month like we use to. I have 4 months that i need to mail to winners. I am sorry I havent mailed them out. I hope to be able to mail them this week.

    Please give me some input on what you guys want.

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    August winner

    Is COUNTRYHOUSEQUILTER with 8 lbs loss. Congrats.

    Keep up the good work.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

    "My day is not complete until I play with fabric in some manner......whether be sewing, cutting or just fondling for a new project."

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    Congratulations countryhousequilter!!! Great loss for the month!!!


    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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    Congrats countryhousequilter That's a great loss.

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    Thank you!! I am so happy with this loss. I know the first part of any diet is the easy part where you loose the most, but I'm determined to keep up the progress. DH will quit smoking when I'm down 50lbs. With this much lost this first month he's shaking a little...LOL.
    The trouble with Trouble is.....It usually starts out like fun!!

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