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

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

    On August 1st, weigh yourself and write it down. Please DO NOT send it to me. On August 31st, weigh yourself again and PM me your loss. This is weight lost not percentage lost. I will announce the winner on September 3rd.

    The prize is a monthly themed FQ pot. PM me for mailing address, ALL FQ's should be mailed by the 10th of the month.

    You need to post on the thread at least once a week to be eligible for the winning "skinny quarters" FQ pot and to be declared the "biggest loser" for the month.

    You cannot win 2 months in a row.

    Chit Chat is allowed, as well as WAYWO (what are you working on). Please stay positive and uplifting as possible to keep us all on track. Share any tips, recipes, encouraging words and {{{{HUGS}}}}

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

    As summer is moving along, we are starting to think about cooler temperatures. So to help up desiring those cooler days of fall the theme this month is COLORS OF FALL. What reminds your of fall. Please send quality fabric that you would want to receive. As always if you don't have the theme, send what you have. If you don't have a FQ, you can send a linear 1/4 yard. If you have signed up to be in the running for the prize please send in your FQ to the hostess by the 10th of the month. As the winner has worked hard for her prize. It could be you.

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

    Sign up deadline to be part of the prize is August 5th at 9 am central time. You are encouraged to contribute to the thread even if not in for the prize. All are welcome even just for support.

    When mailing in your FQ please include your screen name, real name and mailing info.

    To sign up for this, just post you are joining us on the thread, and PM me for the the mailing address.

    HAPPY WEIGHT LOSS ADVENTURE !!!!!
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Here I am! I plan on having a much better August.
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    I am in. I will get the FQ out early next week.
    Attending University. I will graduate a year after my son and year before my daughter.

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    I'm in again; you have my F4.

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    Yeah, I know I am in. Going to work harder this month, but was not displeased with the weight loss last month. Listening to your pointers and paying attention to the calorie intake helped me out. Also attitude got better. Looking forward to a happy month!
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Alright, I am home and in control of what I am eating (for the most part) I am in for this month. What is the fabric for September. I usually like to send more than one month.

    I would have loved the batik's but, alas, I knew that I would not be around to weight in or anything and of course, being on the road for 5 weeks I gained weight. Now to lose what I gained as well as lose what needs to be lost ( lots of lbs)


    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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    August is colors of Fall
    September is floral

    Seems I need to repeat batiks each quarter. What do you all think???


    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem View Post
    Alright, I am home and in control of what I am eating (for the most part) I am in for

    this month. What is the fabric for September. I usually like to send more than one month.

    I would have loved the batik's but, alas, I knew that I would not be around to weight in or anything and of course, being on the road for 5 weeks I gained weight. Now to lose what I gained as well as lose what needs to be lost ( lots of lbs)
    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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    Sounds good to me, then be sure to post a picture each week so we can stay focused on the prize.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Batiks really caught our attention, I vote for doing them again. I can't give up batiks twice; I'll fight harder next time
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    I'm in again and you have my FQ.

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    I would definitely vote for batiks again!!!


    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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    Batiks again for sure - it certainly generated a lot of interest and in my case, was a good motivator whether I won or not.

    I am in again.

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    Im In for August. I love batiks and they are a great motivator.

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    I'm in again. You have my FQ. Looking forward to a better month. I was only down 2 lbs. in July. At least I was down.

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    Mornin' All . . . .

    First-timer for this challenge. PMing Hostess now for address to send fabric.

    I'm excited . . . . GP
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    I'm in for Aug--- and NO I did not win the Batiks -- DRAT!! Double drat! I Gained!!!! and, I won't tell you how much. I'd like to blame it on a horrible month of flareups with pain ....but it is really my willpower and asking myself if the bites are worth it.Am starting on a UFO from several years ago and am attempting crazy quilting and C. England's picture piecing!!!!
    Good Luck G.P. and welcome!!!!
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    I'm in again. This month I'm looking for onderland (under that 200# mark). I'm excited! I've done very well since joining all of you. You have been a great encourager to me.
    countrymaid- I clean up after the kids, the husband and the farm animals

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    Woohoo countrymaid! I'm on track to reach onderland before my birthday in Oct...wouldn't that just be the greatest gift to myself?... Well, except for fabric maybe

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    Yeah, I'm back in. My computer has been on and off and on again. We were struck by lightning last week - took out the phone (it's still not back up), the TV (a new expensive one is in the house, now - on its own surge protector, thank you) and the wireless router for the computer. The company has been having some troubles with the poles and transcievers themselves, so that's the on/off again nonsense here. I'm ready to demand a free month from them. Just got back from the grocery - company tonight, but it's roast with au jus gravy and veggies. I did buy an apple pie for dessert, but won't eat a big piece - apple pie is not my favorite, so no real problem. I did lose in July, but probably not enough for the batiks (sob, sob).
    This week, I am going to spend one or two days doing nothing but cutting. I'll have the projects in boxes ready to go when I'm ready to go. Have one or two that are really on the top of my list, these new ones will be sitting for a bit, I'm afraid, but they'll be cut. GOtta go. Since the computer is up, need to check my bank account - bill pay and the like before I lose the internet again. Eat healthy everyone and I've got a great one for Tuesday's tip.
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    I am hoping to hit wonderland soon myself. Hope to be there by my birthday in September. I should be there by now but I can't behave myself. I am going to Myrtle beach later this month. Hopefully I won't be as bad as I was in Hilton head.

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    Tomorrow is my class reunion. A catered dinner - that can be good or bad. I have to travel 100 miles and usually don't overeat on the road. I've lost more weight since the 31th - don't know what's going on, but I'll take it. Until last month, I hadn't lost more than 2 pounds in a month for a least 15 years.

    I know we are very late up here in the north country, but the peaches are ripening. They are so good. My night snack has been a fresh peach with peach Greek yogurt and walnuts. Yummy and very filling.

    I AM losing weight and becoming healthier.
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    I am a first timer on this challenge and I think it is just what I need to stay focused! I have 3 months to make changes in my cholesterol/blood pressure and it never hurts to have some friendly encouragement! thanks.
    Penny (Scotlass)

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    Welcome, Scotlass, and welcome back everyone else. Here we go again!!!

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    Welcome new comers, we are a fun group with lots of encouragement.

    If you wish to send in 2 months, September theme is florals.

    You are not required to, some of our ladies have chosen to send in multiply months, to save on the postage.

    Good luck each and every one of you.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Welcome to our newbies, we are a good group here. Good luck and healthy eating. Yes Cindy we need to repeat the batiks. They seem to be pretty popular. I know I fought for them.
    I finished the top of the quilt I am making for my grandson last night. I am working on the back. I am on a fabric diet too so I am piecing the back. I quit buying backs for my quilts. I piece something from my stash. I have it most of the way pieced. I need to search for a little bit more fabric to finish it.
    DH is requesting blueberry pancakes for breakfast. Not sure I feel like it but I do have some buttermilk to use up. Still thinking about it.

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