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Thread: August 2013 Weight Loss Adventure with a Prize!!!!!

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    I hadn't seen this before so I will join in. I sure need to loose weight and I am addicted to fabric. What a good incentive!!
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    Welcome to all of our newcomers Stop by often and join our chat, this is a friendly group with only positive comments. It makes visiting here a highlight of my day
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    What's the "etiquette" on this thread?

    Can we say what amount of weight we've loss per week? Can we use the blog area to track our menus & exercise?

    Just want to play by the rules . . . . Thanks . . . . ,GP
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    Quote Originally Posted by Groovy Pieces View Post
    What's the "etiquette" on this thread?

    Can we say what amount of weight we've loss per week? Can we use the blog area to track our menus & exercise?

    Just want to play by the rules . . . . Thanks . . . . ,GP
    Rules are simple, have fun, post weekly, yes you can share your loss anytime you want. It is up to you to use the blog area, I have not used the blog area. Several have used other fitness sites that have tracking and calories, one is my fitness pal.

    We have been doing this for several years, so you can go back and look at past threads if you like and have time.

    Everyone has bad day, good days, emotional days........need prayers at times. Feel free to share what you like. Anyone is welcome to join in on the chat.......will give you some encouragement when needed.

    Like last month, one person discovered she was not losing due to eating too few calories and got help and is now losing after increasing her calorie intake for the day.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    I just saw this today! Can I be eligible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mona202 View Post
    I just saw this today! Can I be eligible?
    Yes you are still eligible to sign up for the prize. Send me a PM for mailing info of where to send the FQ. Welcome to our group
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Wow, it is so nice to see so many new people joining our group. Think of all the weight we're losing - add them up and we've lost a whole person - or two or three. I'll have to go back and redo some of our old Tuesday tips - to help them out and refresh all our minds. Here's one that comes to mind and is a mid-week reminder for a Satisfying Saturday - use a smaller plate for your main meal. The normal serving on that plate will look larger to your mind's eye and you will feel fuller faster. Till Tuesday ...
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    OurJuly winner for the batik pot is........


    meanmom with 7.3 lbs lost for July. Congrats.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    I'm in for August.
    Congrats Pat! All that cycling paid off.
    It's great to have so many new people joining
    I am quilting a top I made a few years ago. It is for a wedding a week from today. Looks like I don't have anything in my stash to use for binding. That stinks. I was hoping to use the backing fabric for a self binding but it doesn't look good. For the quilting I am using my walking foot and making curvy lines. It is fun and fast plus I really like the way it looks. I will be doing this type of quilting again. I'll post a pic when I get it finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by createfourpaws View Post
    OurJuly winner for the batik pot is........


    meanmom with 7.3 lbs lost for July. Congrats.
    Congrats, Meanmom! Yes, your cycling really paid off.

    Confession of an emotional eater: I've had a really stressful couple of days. Can you say teenager??? After a particularly stressful event I came home and made homemade brownies. I had not planned on making brownies that day. I then proceeded to eat about a fifth of the pan and added a (small) Dr. Pepper for good measure. I had just gone to yoga but my whole body ached and my back was tightening up, from the base of my skull to my tailbone. Usually, yoga helps my back and stress level tremendously. But that day I was just worse and worse after class was over. We did carry out for dinner that night (no way could I face cooking) and I got a salad. I didn't check the fat and calories, but in my mind at least I wasn't continuing the downfall.

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    Stress and teenagers add a lot to us and can make us loss control. You just have to remember where you want to be and how we are going to get there.

    Atleast you didn't eat the whole pan of brownies which I have done in the past.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Thanks everyone. Yes the cycling has finally paid off. I am doing 80 to 100 miles a week in my spinning class, depending on how many times I go. I have had to adjust my calories up since I am burning so many. I was really getting depressed at not losing with all of my hard work. I really messed with my mind having to add so many calories. It worked. The batiks were also a huge incentive. I love batiks. My DS is here from Japan for the month and I have been having to cook all of his favorites and he keeps ordering late night pizza and other goodies.
    Welcome to all the newbies. This is a good group. Lots of support and good ideas. Good luck and healthy eating.

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    Thanks everyone. Yes the cycling has finally paid off. I am doing 80 to 100 miles a week in my spinning class, depending on how many times I go. I have had to adjust my calories up since I am burning so many. I was really getting depressed at not losing with all of my hard work. I really messed with my mind having to add so many calories. It worked. The batiks were also a huge incentive. I love batiks. My DS is here from Japan for the month and I have been having to cook all of his favorites and he keeps ordering late night pizza and other goodies.
    Welcome to all the newbies. This is a good group. Lots of support and good ideas. Good luck and healthy eating.

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    Hip Hip Hooray for MeanMom!!! You earned those batiks! I hope you make something special for yourself & show us. Enjoy having your son home, I bet you are thrilled to pieces.
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    Awesome Meanmom, although I feel jealous because I didn't win. So now, way to go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Congratulations Meanmom!!!


    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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    Congratulations , meanmom. You worked hard so enjoy your reward. I though I had won with 6 1/2 pounds. I will have to satisfied with the knowledge that for once I lost more than two pounds in a month while you pet "our" batiks. Now I can start cutting my stained glass quilt with the batiks I already have. Do I want the simple one with just one batik and 2 sashing strips or a more pieced one made like a turning twenty? I'm leaning toward the simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by createfourpaws View Post
    Stress and teenagers add a lot to us and can make us loss control. You just have to remember where you want to be and how we are going to get there.

    Atleast you didn't eat the whole pan of brownies which I have done in the past.
    Thanks, Cindy, for the encouragement. I've put some thought into the problems and have taken some action to remedy the situations. The solution does NOT involve food.

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    I'm in where do I send my F Q. This is the first time I post anything.

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    I would like to give this a shot also. I just read the post this morning. I do alot of lurking but not much posting. I started weight loss last month with losing 10 pounds. I have stayed level for the last week. I hope the weight starts to disappear again soon. How do I PM to get the address for the FQ and what kind of FQ should I send? Sorry I just figured out how to PM. It is sent.
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    Welcome to all the newcomers, we are a fun group of ladies, with lots of advice, chit chat and all.

    Well it now looks as if the deadline for signing up for the prize is now passed, anyone else who desires to join us can for the support just not the prize.

    Good luck to all who join and I will be working on the next quarters themes so you can start to plan for them.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Checking in for the week. Just in case I can't get on here. I have so much to do and prepare for this week along with work. None gained or lost this last five days. DH has lost another 6 pounds. I tell ya, men can loose so stinking fast. He eats more than me and wrong foods mind you, and I am so slow taking it off. I know I need to fit in some exercise, but when can I? I could use some nice fall fabrics. Will be just in time to make a bunch of fall runners for the craft fair and I have one presold so I need them to add to my stash. It needs refreshed.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    QuilterMomma........you may need to focus more on just moving, not being still for long periods of time. stretch when you can, look at what you can do in 5-10 minute sessions instead of all at once. I try to do stretching before getting out of bed in the mornings, pull my legs up to my chest to stretch the lower back, kinda like reverse sit ups. That is what I keep hearing is better than nothing at all.

    I am also planning on taking my arm rope thingie to the office to use in my cube so when I am on the phone I can work my arms. I spend the day talking on the phone for 10 hours a day. I also try to do some of my exercises at my desk when I can, and walk around the office especially now that it is so hot outside.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    We have 19 ladies going for the pot, right now I have about 9 fq's in, that were sent in last month. I am doing this from memory as I am waiting for my Office products to be fixed.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Okay ladies, get your skinny quarters mailed. Have alot of month ahead of us to lose that weight!! Set a goal - 3 pounds or something like that.
    Doing some food education for our Terrific Tuesday - starting with that dreaded carbs. Complex carbs such as those found in whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables help to jump start our metabolism. Research shows that a high-carbohydrate diet boosts T3 levels - a thyroid hormone that's responsible for revving up the body's base metabolic rate.(the metabolism rate determines how quickly our food burns out) Carbs are naturally low in calories, having only four calories per gram (that blasted math again!) Compare that to 9 calories in every gram of fat (WOW).
    Where you put those carbs makes a big difference - if you add sauces full of butter, cream, or cheese that's over the top on your calorie count. Adding carbs on top of carbs - butter on the potato, oil or creamy dressing all these drive the final count higher. Turning your fruit into pies will dramatically change its calorie count for the worse. Also, with these complex carbs, you automtically boost your fiber intake with them - which we know is helpful in trying to lose weight. Don't fret about overdoing fiber, it takes more than 75 grams per day before adverse effects set in and it's hard to eat that much fiber.
    When you begin to eat more fiber-rich carbohydrates, you also should begin to drink more water. Without enough fluids, the extra fiber will backfire on you and make you gassy and constipated. Mayo Clinic says drink 1 8-oz glass before a meal (about 30 minutes before) to help the food as it's being digested. They also say drink a glass first thing in the morning - it helps all the organs 'wake up' and get going. (I just write what I read, I don't always understand it)
    Okay, enough schooling today. Get out there and lose weight!!
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