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Thread: August 2012 weight loss adventure with a prize

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    August 2012 weight loss adventure with a prize

    On August 1st weigh yourself and write it down. Do NOT send it to me. On August 31st weigh yourself again and PM me with your loss. This is weight lost not % lost. I will announce the winner September 2nd.

    PM me for address. FQs need to be received no later than the 10th of month.

    You cannot win 2 months in a row.

    Chit chat is allowed, as well as WAYWO, (what are we working on). Please stay positive and uplifting as that is what keeps us on track. Come to this thread for tips, recipes, encouragement and {{{{HUGS}}}}}}

    The prize is a themed FQ. At the end of the month, I will mail all the FQs received to the winner by the 5th of the month. I will contact the winner and announce the winner with the number of FQs they will receive.

    August is the ending of summer and preparing for the cooler months. This month's theme is fall favorites. Please send quality what you would want to receive. As always if you cannot send the theme fabric please send what you have. If you don't have a FQ, send a linear 1/4 yard. If you have signed up to be in the competition, please send the FQ to hostess by the 10th of the month. The winner has worked hard for this reward.

    Eat healthy, exercise, try and lose weight but most of all have fun!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sign up deadline to be included in the Prize Adventure is August 3rd at 9 p.m. CST, with your FQ received by the 10th of month. You can always contribute to the thread, but it is only fair to have a cutoff for those trying to win.

    TO PARTICIPATE, JUST SIGN IN HERE ON THIS THREAD BEFORE AUGUST 3RD. THERE IS NO NEED TO PM FOR PARTICIPATION, JUST YOUR ENDING WEIGHT LOSS FOR THE MONTH.
    You must sign into the thread at least weekly to be eligible for the winning "skinny quarters" or to be declared "best loser for the month."
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    hello! i'm in for august! cindy, just take one of the fq's from my stash please! thanks.
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    This weeks Taboo: No extra snacks or snacking..... your mid morning snack and bedtime snack is O.K. If you do have to have that extra snack journal it and look back over the week and see how many times you did have that extra bite or bites, also maybe list the reason you had that snack.

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    HI Cindy, Hope you had a good time out of town. I am in. Not sure I will do well. My DS is here from Japan and he wants me to cook all of his favorites. Also he keeps ordering pizza and brings home late night hamburgers. He is killing me. His wife will be here on August 11th. I am hoping she will teach me how to make a couple of Japanese dishes. Good luck to all. I am almost afraid to weigh in for July. I really need to follow this weeks taboo.

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    I'm in again.

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    I am in for August. I think You already have my FQ for this month, I think! I have to start losing weight again!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    hello! i'm in for august! cindy, just take one of the fq's from my stash please! thanks.
    Nancia.........done........I promise I will mail them to you soon.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Count me in again. I'd sent you a pm saying I slacked and would mail my fat quarter to the winner.....but actually sounds easier if Like Nancia's request, you just take one from my june winnings for July and August (if that's ok with you). Thanks so much. Good Luck everyone! I'm down 3lbs for July.......not as good as June but still going the right direction .

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    I'm in again. Last month went nowhere but I am back to exercising-now to focus on better eating.
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    My son had only been here from Japan for a week and I have already gained 3 pounds. GRRRRRRRRRR! He is killing me. I was down 4 last month. He will be here for a month. His birthday is tomorrow so I will have to make a lemon meringue pie. My new pants I bought for school this year will be too small by the time school starts.

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    Okay, really funny that I just found this and read it. I have been fighting weight loss and dieting for many moons. I have finally resolved to do it!!!! I started on Monday. So if I'm reading this right the winner gets a bunch of fat quarters mailed to them? Works for me. I'm joining!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdmmiracles View Post
    Count me in again. I'd sent you a pm saying I slacked and would mail my fat quarter to the winner.....but actually sounds easier if Like Nancia's request, you just take one from my june winnings for July and August (if that's ok with you). Thanks so much. Good Luck everyone! I'm down 3lbs for July.......not as good as June but still going the right direction .
    Done......not a problem. I will be mailing them soon. I am sorry I haven't mailed your winnings. Life has been tough and crazy.
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    I barely lost anything. But I will try again. Where do I send the fq from last month and what was the theme? I must have missed that.

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    Well, I lost in June, stayed the same in July until just about the end of the month and picked up 2 pounds - really don't even like thinking about it. I'm in for August and my fall themed FQ will be in the mail by week's end.
    Konnie, last month was 'cool colors' or a icy shade of blue to keep us 'kool'. I so wanted mine back, but I didn't work hard enough. I'll send one of my prettiest fall FQs and maybe I"ll work harder!!!!!!!
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    I am in also. Only two pounds in July. Will send my FQ direct since I never got to the PO.
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    Going on vacation this month, so I probably won't eat very healthy. We'll see.
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    I went to the post office and had them weigh one envelope with a FQ then I bought several stamps for that amount. 65cents. Then I don't have to go there every month. It isn't far but the lines are usually long. I bought 4 last time I was there.
    This month isn't going well. At the rate I am going I will get the prize for the most weight gained. My DS is home from Japan and has been a terrible influence on my. Pizza 4 times in a week. Plus other bad things. IT HAS GOT TO STOP!

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    Pizza is the worst! I always gain a lb or 2 if eat pizza. Why do I have to love it so much?

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    I drove my boys to the local bar last night. I went to pick them up at 1:00AM like they asked. My son was celebrating his birthday. I ended up having a drink with them and playing pool until 2:30 AM. OMG I was playing pool like a pool shark. I haven't played pool in 20 years or so. I made some amazing shots. Not sure how that happened as I am terrible at pool. ON the way home they had to have White Castle hamburgers and so did I. They were so good. Going upstairs in a few to get on the elliptical'

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    Mean mom, Sounds like a great time with your son. like you I HAVEN'T PLAYED POOL IN YEARS, and I never was very good .
    I am being very good so far if I can just keep it up. Take one day at a time. Eat well, drink lots do water and exersize.
    Hope I can keep it up.
    Best of luck to all.
    Createfourpaws! Congrats on your awesome loss.

    Gail

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    My congrats too, Createfourpaws on your loss. I did that in June (5#), but not in July and August hasn't been the greatest so far. Made up my mind this morning that I really was going to apply good eating principles to my daily life and get the weight started back down. Didn't promise myself anything if I did it - I've done that in the past, give myself a 'prize' if I lost that weight, but not this time. We'll see. Keep up the spirits everyone!!
    Kathleen

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    Hey hope you all had a good weekend. Still much to hot here but taking one day at a time.

    Check in later when I have more time.
    Gail

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    thanks ladies. It has been hard with battling depression and not binge eating being out of work. I have put in about 50 applications, had 3 interviews and nothing else. UGH this is fustrating.

    I am taking this time to work on some projects between the job searches. I have been asked to make a t-shirt quilt, was asked that last year before I had lung cancer and the lung removed. and they are going to pay me for it.

    Finishing up some other projects and rearranging my living room/sewing area. I am getting a new sleeper sofa once my brother and his wife leave to go back to florida. They wore out their welcome and didn't do things as planned so time for them to go. Long story.

    So what is everyone working on lately?

    Remember to drink your water, stay hydrated, and remember you are in control of what you eat and do.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Taboo Late Tues. Lets try to eat whole gain bread this week. Sorry...... I forgot until just now. First time I had the computer on today. Our family reunion is this Sat. and it is a little crazy.
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    That may be a repeat repeat!!!!!

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    OK Pam, Whole grain is about all I eat. Dr said no carbs so bread is way down at the bottom of my list of allowed foods.
    I like bread allot so not having any is almost impossible for me to do on a every day basis.
    Did well with water today only because it was 102 and very humid and no end in sight.
    I'm still cutting up fabric into useful pieces, seems all those scraps NEVER end. Some will go into Farmers Wife quilt the rest will be a scrappy or two.
    Gee it's after 11 already I really need to get some sleep
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