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Thread: August Weight Loss

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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmom View Post
    I have the following ladies signed up for August.
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    If I have missed anyone please let me know.
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    Pat you have me signed up for August but I've decided that this month would be my maintain month, will sign up again for September. Wishing all of you GOOD LUCK for August. Will let you know if I do maintain at the end of the month. Wish me luck.

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    Your extra fq is was from me. Guess I should start putting my name on them!

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    Pam I wondered if it was from you. It was my screw up. I just put the FQ away and forget to check your name off of the list. I also have a FQ from Sewbeit.

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    Hey, everyone has tried Steamers frozen vegetables, right? They are SOO good. I just ate 3/4 of a bag, a large soup bowl serving. Broc and Cauli topped with spritzs of I Can't Believe Its Butter.

    We are getting fresh string beans from the garden now, steamed about 20 minutes and again topped with ICBIB.
    As I said in eariler months, because my mom takes a lot of time and all my brainpower, I've been paper piecing.
    First I did 4.5" strings. Just strings...no brainpower required. Well they were pretty cute so I got a foundation factory wonky download and made tons of 2.5" geese. Pretty darn cute.
    So I tried some wonky stars...way too complicated right now.
    So I tried a 4.5" wonky house. Too cute. If I life to tell the tale I think I have the bones of a really cute quilt.
    This is all shirt fabric from the ladies here on the board. When I get a few more houses finished I take a photo of what I've got.
    I'm saving paper pulling for whenever bonnie hunter has her next quilt cam.

    Steamed veggies...yum!
    The first house we bought had a big garden. We moved in in late September so nothing was left but these ferny things. We tilled them under...an asparagus bed. that was 30 years ago and I'm still kicking myself

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    Kalama, I think next quiltcam will be next week. Did you do last year's mystery? It's the first one of hers that I've done. I used all scraps, yet I can't tell that I've touched my stash. Still need to get the borders on.
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    Sitting here enjoying some fresh fruit I cut up. So juicy! Meanmom, your raspberries sound wonderful!

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    Wow, Cindy!! I love it!! I think I like your colors even better than Bonnie's. I haven't ever done one of her mystery quilts. She has them at a busy time of the year.

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    I clear my decks and clean my quilt room for Mystery but we don't bother with holidays any more so it's a good time for me.
    Yes I have all the components done for solstice, and a little bit assembled, but those were the months I first had mother home and they were chaotic and I'm not sure if that is one I'll ever go back to and finish.

    She was a junk yard dog all day yesterday, and today is the first day ever she didn't start hollering before she even opened her eyes. Her only 'temper' was pounding her walker up and down the hall but not one complaint, a first.
    She has already gone to bed so perhaps she is about to take another dip.

    So you don't think it's all bad, she does have days when she is the real Betty, or the old Betty with social buffers in place and is an absolute delight to be with, funny and very sharp and quick. Doesn't happen often enough though, but I will remember those times.

    More fresh beans today, yum! I have two doxies and they love veggies. While I was picking I gave one to Xavier ever so often, and then I hear Xing-Xing munching and thought what a smart doggie, he is picking his own. The next handful I turned to put in the bowl...there was Xing-Xing, head in the bowl, cherry picking the best ones
    I'd be lost without my creatures!

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    Cindy I love your quilt. I have never done one of Bonnies mystery quilts. I do have this one printed out but haven't started it yet. My dr put me on a new med on Monday when I was there that should work better for me. OMG I am having an allergic reaction to it. I have never itched so bad in my life. I have had a reaction to a med before but never like this. I called the office at 8:30 yesterday. I called 2 more times and left a message for the nurse. SHe finally returned my call at 12:30. She said she needed to talk to the dr who would be there any minute and would call back within 30 minutes. GRRRRR! I called back at 2:30. She finally called back at 3:30 and called something in for me. My entire body is covered with an itchy rash. The only thing that seems to help is a cold shower ever 1 1/2 hours. I have been taking Benadryl like candy. It doesn't seem to be much better this morning. Needless to say this was my first visit to this dr and it will be my last. I even had to shower in the middle of the night. Headed to the showers again. GRRRRR!

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    Good Gad!

    Good Gad! I would surely never take another one. Good Gad...holding you in the pocket of my heart!

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    I had a similar reaction to a once a month med for bone density. I reacted to it twice since it must have been time released or something. Both times my skin pealed from head to toe after the itching was gone. Called the doc and she said it could't have been from the med she prescribed. Yeah right. I feel for you, Pat! Have your tried an Aveeno bath? Or oatmeal? Good luck!

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    Pat, oh no!!! Hang in there, that is a terrible feeling!

    Yes, Bonnie does put the mysteries out at a hectic time of year. I needed another project like another hole in my head, too. On the other hand, it was nice thinking about that then letting myself get all worked up over the holidays. Quilting is truly therapy, isn't it? Kalama, even though I had all the parts together it took a long time to put each block together. When I got it done and turned it over it really hit me how many seams are in this thing. I just love Bonnie Hunter, though, so I may try again for this year's mystery. Again, like I need another project. I definitely would use only from my stash again if I decide to do it. What I did with Celtic Solstice was to work on the most recent clue and no matter if I finished it or not I moved on to the next clue when it came out. I have large bags and would just write myself a couple of notes to remind me where to start when I had time to return to it. Seemed to work ok for me.

    Will be socializing a lot this weekend. Hope I don't go hog wild. I'm still not doing a good job of getting myself motivated.

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    Cindy, your quilt is beautiful! Love the movement of the top and the colors are perfect! What is the name of this pattern?

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    irishrose, been there done that as far as visiting the library to have computer use. Hope you can get your home one squared away soon so that it is more convenient for you. And, continued progress in your healing.

    Meanmom, hope your reaction has cleared up and you are feeling better.

    Silverfoxmag, the quilt is Celtic Solstice. It is a Bonnie Hunter quilt. Check out her website, www.quiltville.com and see her blog as well. She'll run another mystery quilt this year, if memory serves she starts releasing clues the day after Thanksgiving and releases a clue every week for maybe 6 weeks. She also has lots of free quilt patterns under one of the tabs on her site.

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    My whole body was one solid red rash. At times it itched so much I got goosebumps and chills. I think the combo of Benadryl and Prednisone kept me from sleeping, also the itching. I barely slept for 3 days. I babysat my new granddaughter Friday night. She is such a good baby and a cutie. My brother had us down to his lake house for the weekend. All of my brothers and sisters were there and my mom. It was a really nice time. My mom is 87 and always has to go out on the waverunners. She loves the speed. SHe also likes to drive the boat. A very relaxing weekend.
    The rash is a lot better. Still itchy at times. As long as I don't get hot it is pretty good. Hopefully most will be gone in the morning.

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    Glad to hear your rash is better, Pat. I hope it is gone in the morning.
    I have been on an eating spree and can't seem to stop. I seem to have lost my mojo. It had better come back soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam H View Post
    Glad to hear your rash is better, Pat. I hope it is gone in the morning.
    I have been on an eating spree and can't seem to stop. I seem to have lost my mojo. It had better come back soon!
    Me, too, Pam!!! We better find a way to get motivated soon!

    I had my follow up to my physical and everything looks good (for the most part). She said to work on 1/2 lb a week and it will be very 'doable' and I won't feel deprived.

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    I bought a Fitbit once, from Best Buy. Long story short: paid cash, tossed the receipt, it didn't work...Best Buy said sorry - no proof of purchase...no replacement. Next time, save receipt or charge!
    See Dr today - do not think I lost. My triglycerides are down but cholesterol and LDL are up since last visit. Also, glucose is 4 points over top. Waiting to see what he will say. Blood work showing losts of inflamation--knew that as I have really been hurting. Still cleaning --- found a GameBoy with 10 games --- forgot I had it. Played Tetras all evening. Meanwhile remember "an instant on the lips -- forever on the hips"
    "Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver." Barbara De Angelis

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    good morning ladies!
    Got the yard mowing finished, just waiting till I quit sweating before I jump in the shower. Probably more information than you wanted to know

    Am going to work on hand piecing today, am listening to Stephen King's Dome. Hopefully mother will be pleasant...
    hugs to any and all, Sharyn

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    I saw the knee dr this morning and he says it looks good. Almost no swelling. He says I only need to wear the brace when I exercise. Yeah! He suggested trying to go without the synvisc injections and see how it goes. He said I can do whatever I want that doesn't hurt. I made many trips up and down a steep hill to the lake this weekend and it felt good. I didn't tell him that I attempted to water ski. I haven't done that in 30 years. I made 3 attempts and almost got up but decided I had better quit.
    I am still itchy but a lot better today. I had my 2 grandsons this morning. One is 4 and the other is 1 1/2. SO cute and so much fun. Now I should try to get caught up on laundry etc. I am feeling lazy today. I am making curtains for one of the teachers for her classroom. We got the fabric last week and I just figured out all of the cutting. Hopefully they will go fast. I have a quilt I want to finish up soon. I am debating on rejoining WW. I know I do well there but not sure I feel like going to the meetings. I might try the online version first.
    Sharyn I don't need to cut the grass as it has been dry here and it isn't growing. Usually my DH waters it like crazy but he hasn't been this year. I hope your mom is in a good mood today as that can be so stressful.
    Pat

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    WaaHoo! First day of our road trip and we are in a beautiful campground just outside of Eagle River WI. It is 64 degrees here and 80 degrees and storming back home. We need to keep ahead of the heat! Looks like there are extensive paths to explore and I'm ready.
    Purl

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    Welcome to Wisconsin, Purl! I love it here. I hope you enjoy your stay. Just don't get carried away by the mosquitos!

    I am doing better with my food today. I'm going to go for a walk this evening if it's not raining. How's everyone else doing? Cindy, how is your day going?

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    Same here! I am in WI as well. Welcome.

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    Thanks Cindy, I'll check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    good morning ladies!
    Got the yard mowing finished, just waiting till I quit sweating before I jump in the shower. Probably more information than you wanted to know
    Sharyn
    Haha, too funny! Happens to the best of us.

    Pam, much better day for me. I started out with oatmeal for breakfast, that often helps me have a better day. Maybe I can get some momentum going here. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.

    Helps that I'm giving myself a quilt day, too!

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    You have to read today's blog by Bonnie Hunter: http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2014/...-dogs-day.html. She's talking about the mystery quilt - last year's Celtic Solstice and this coming year's which she promises will be easier.

    This is such a coincidence since we were just talking about the mystery quilt.

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