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Thread: August Weight Loss

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    Oh that Bonnie! She really gets me motivated. I think I will jump in and do her mystery this winter. I went through my stash plus bought several pieces to be ready for Easy Street and even printed out the instructions but I just never got it started. Last winter I couldn't even think about it. This winter I will do it! If it's easy enough for a beginner I should be able to handle it! LOL

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    Ok, here's how my evening went. I went out for dinner with a group of friends. One woman was buying for everyone because she doesn't like to host a meeting at her house. I ordered a fish sandwich. I would have preferred to order the shrimp because it is a healthier choice but it cost a lot more so I didn't want to do that to my friend. The sandwich was delicious and huge! I really, really wish I had shared the sandwich with my daughter but I didn't realize it would be 2 filets on a big bun. I knew it would not be good leftover so I ate the whole thing (plus some sweet potato fries). I came home full and satisfied. My hubby went in the kitchen and got a big bowl of ice cream and sat in front of me to eat it. This is my favorite kind of ice cream and he doesn't even really like it. So then I have to have a bowl of it even though I am not hungry at all. At least I do use a very small berry bowl as my ice cream bowl. I don't know if it comes from growing up in a large family that I feel like I have to have my share or what. Does anyone else act like this?

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    I most definitely have, Pam. More times than I'd like to think about, especially with any sweets but most of all ice cream!! I hope I'm back on track now, though. Yesterday was a good start, beginning with the oatmeal. During the day yesterday when I was going to eat I asked myself, do I need this? Am I really hungry (and stopped to think about that a minute)? Smaller portions, don't eat too much, don't eat too much, don't eat too much. I have terrible indigestion and even just one or two days of eating better helps so already today I'm feeling better. My goal today is a repeat of yesterday and hopefully I'll get some momentum going here. We can do this!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam H View Post
    I didn't realize those houses were so tiny. They are so cute. You made 100 of them? Wow!
    This little girl frustrates me so much! She is 17 mo old now. It is so difficult to get her to take a nap. She can make herself vomit so I can't just lay her down and let her cry. She won't even let me rock her anymore. When she realizes I want her to take a nap she starts gagging. If my car wasn't blocked in by constructions workers I would take her for a drive. Have you ever heard of a bulimic baby? I sure hadn't.
    I just happened to see your post, and wanted to share a trick I learned from a lady when my youngest was small and threw tantrums. This is going to sound strange, but any time your little pumpkin starts to gag herself, get within a couple inches of her nose, and do the loudest gasp you can, and run away! When she figures out that gagging makes you jump and run away, it will stop. Might take a few times, but the peace returning will be worth it. The best way to deal with my little imp's tantrums was to do something to surprise her. One day I was so frustrated, I wanted to lock her in a closet. That would be cruel and illegal, so I stood by the closet door thinking "If I put her in there, I am in trouble, but it is not illegal to lock yourself in a closet" so I stepped into the closet, pulled the door shut behind me, and let her fuss to get the door open. After a couple minutes, when she finally took a breath, I opened the closet, she started again, and back in I went. I said nothing at all. She figured out that if she wanted me out of the closet, she had to be nice to mommy. Worked like a charm, that was the last tantrum she threw. You are a momma, by definition that makes you creative. Use your talent. I will keep you in mind as you struggle. My youngest and I are now best friends, so there is hope....lol!
    If you always do, what you have always done, The results never change. Change is the wings you give yourself.

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    I thought this was going to be a nice calm week. My last week off before school starts. I was going to get tons of sewing accomplished. HA was I ever wrong. It has turned into a crazy week. I have an elderly uncle who has peripherial neuroprathy. (can't spell it) He lives alone and has no business doing it. We and his dr convinced him to do some PT. He is so slow to decide to do anything. Makes me want to scream. We convinced him to get life alert. I set it up for him yesterday and discussed and practice using it. We discussed when and where to carry it. He said OK. As I was getting ready to leave he put it back in the box and closed it. So stubborn and resistant to change.
    Also had to do some things with my mom and DH. I had a dr appt today, haircut, went to the grocery made 12 qts of salsa and took my uncle to PT. She kinda told him he needs to start doing some things if he wants to stay independant. He was in tears. SOmething he needed to hear. So we had to go out for ice cream afterwards. I just ate dinner and I want ice cream again. GRRRRR! this has got to stop.

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    Madamekelly, I will give that a try. This is my granddaughter. I have another friend whose granddaughter holds her breath. I'll tell her your suggestion too.
    Pat, sorry to hear your last week of summer vacation is so hectic and stressful. Hopefully you can get a sewing day in tomorrow.

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    My DS used to hold his breath when he was little. He would hold it until he passed out. It started happening when he fell and got hurt. He kept doing it more and more often. He was about 2 when he started it. I of course called the pediatrician and they said it was fine as long as he wasn't going in to a convulsion. Eventually he started doing it when he got yelled out. Dr said it was for attention and to ignore it. He did this for about 6 months. I was never really convinced that it was really ok until he did it in front of the Dr when he got a shot. The Dr's only comment was we have a stubborn one here.

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    Well, here it is. Almost the end of August and I haven't done anything to lose weight. I'm sorry I haven't been posting. Just too much going on. Finally got all our insurance money to fix damages from storm. The total damage was almost $9000.00! We now have a new roof on our house and on our shed, a new awning over our patio, money to fix our riding mower,(it was under the awning that the tree fell on), and money to fix our chain link fence and double gate. It's been a different kind of summer all right. Last week the temperature must have remembered it was August because it has gotten HOT!!! I plan on being in the September weight loss challenge and am determined to really try. Hope you've all had a great month.
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    Pam H - we have been on a gelato kick. It is so good and creamy - we can't stop. I now limit myself to 6 spoonfuls (small spoons) and that is it. A friend lost 60 lbs since Jan. mainly counting calories and eating off a very small plate. Only exercised on weekends. Why oh why didn't I start with her? out to lunch with the girls today - will just get a salad with dressing on the side. Only one more week to countdown and I know I did not do good. But, I will persevere.
    "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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    I should try gelato. There must be less fat than ice cream but how does it compare in calories?
    This morning I made a big breakfast for my daughter and her French boyfriend. We had peaches, cantaloupe, French toast and sausage. I wanted his first American breakfast to be a good one. I bought a light syrup that has only half the calories of regular and it tasted fine and was plenty sweet. Tomorrow will probably be fruit and yogurt - my typical breakfast.
    I have been doing great with my activity lately without even doing any exercise. I have just been doing so much picking up and cleaning that it is really adding up. I would like to go for a walk but it is already 75 and very humid. Today is our last hot day and then it should be in the 70's for a while.
    This month has not been good for weight loss for me. I gained right at the beginning of the month and have yet to lose that. I'll be happy if I am the same as I started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CindyA View Post
    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.
    Cindy, thanks for the info, had a look and figured it was too much for me right now since I've just about gotten out of my QS, quilting slump. I've been working on a top with the flowered fabric I won in June, can't wait to post it when I finish it. Y'all will have to walk me through posting a pic at that time, I've tried in the past with no luck.

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    Pat, looks like you are a busy lady these days, slow down and take a breath, easier said than done, I know. (((((HUGS)))))

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    Just checking in. On the way back from Dayton, OH where I left my daughter to start her second year at University if Dayton. She is living in an apartment on campus this year with three friends . I am sure there will be many cooking question phone calls this year happy week all!😊

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    I start back to school tomorrow. The weather has turned really hot just in time for it. It is going up to 93 tomorrow with really high humidity. It is supposed to feel like 100 to 105. It will be awful in the classroom and out at recess with no air conditioning. The people in the board office tell us it isnt that bad as they sit in their AC.
    I have my 2 grandsons here today. They are so cute. The younger one is 16 months and quite the character. He is eating an apple piece and has dropped it at least 10 times. He just keeps picking it back up and saying Uh Oh!. Now he has grandpas reading glasses on. He is acting weird, I guess because he can't see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmom View Post
    I start back to school tomorrow.
    I started back today and left feeling like I'd been hit by a truck. Moving furniture, cleaning, and unpacking boxes all day. I headed straight to yoga and feel so much better. I think I can make it until bedtime before I keel over.

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    greetings from Toronto! Our Internet service has been wonky at best, but I have been thinking of you all. Lucky for me, I procrastinated about going to Tim Horton's for my one Canadian doughnut. Today Burger King bought them and took all the fun out of it. No doughnut for this girl until she reaches goal! Will post again when we get back into the States.
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    I read that too Purl. My mind has to wonder "why"?
    Our Target stores here in the US, opened 700 new stores in a move to gain Canadian dollars. 700 stores. And they are all going into the dumpster, Canadians aren't impressed.

    You know what my idea of progress is? JCPenneys, an american fixture for 100 years is also clinging by a broken nail.
    They will die and be gone soon, but it doesn't have to be that way. They could reopen all the empty old dumped for the malls in the 1960's stores in downtown America. Single handedly they could turn downtowns back into thriving communities that also included independents, infusing that kind of investment.

    And who decided JPC was a grand name? Honestly, there should be a college for common sense.

    Rob has been retired for a week now, I weighed this morning and haven't gained any weight
    We only eat two real meals a day, always have, so as long as I watch my plate and portion size I should be ok.
    It is lovely to have a meal companion. I'd guess he has been out of town at least 80+% of our 44 years.

    hugs to all, Sharyn

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    We started back to school today. It is very hot in the classroom. 92 degrees with 90% humidity. The kids and teachers were all wilting in the afternoon.No AC! I think my underwear were wet by 8:30. I drank tons of water but was still nauseous all afternoon. It is supposed to be this hot for the rest of the week.
    I heard about Burger King buying Tim Hortons. Burger King will them move their headquarters to Canada for a huge corporate tax savings. Congress has been supposed to close this loophole for years.

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    Speaking of donuts. That is the French boy's favorite breakfast. So I walked to the grocery store this morning and bought donuts. Just what I needed. I realize no one forced it into my mouth. But it was very yummy! He thought it was strange that we had sausage for breakfast yesterday. He only eats sweets for breakfast. Odd. Of course, he is only 25. Plenty of time to figure out how to be healthy.

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    We were in a Target here in Toronto day before yesterday. It was as empty as the ones back in the States. We left without a bag in hand. Sharyn - I love your idea of Penney's saving our Main Streets!!! The shop keepers here in Canada are falling into the trap. When asked if they have something they suggest we try Walmart. Oh my word. Has Rob started to rearrange your cupboards and spice rack yet? Be on guard!!! What a place - no hills and oranges from South Africa.
    Purl

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    I want to join back in for September. My couple of months off have been very bad for my 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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    School is going ok. I am having trouble with my lunch schedule. The principal has it scheduled so I go out to recess for 15 minutes. I don't care about that. She has it so I have 15 minutes with nothing to do, them 15 minutes of recess then 30 minute lunch. I don't get back to the classroom until 15 minutes after the kids do. Unfortunately this is in the middle of science class. I have 5 kids I am working with this year and they needs tons of help. We decided that at times they would forget to breathe if we didn't remind them. They are in third grade and have to be told more than once to put their name on their paper. This principal isn't as nice as the old one. The teacher is going to talk to her. The schedule is always a mess the first few weeks. I had a split lunch period today. Not something I want to continue to do. It is still really hot here.You would think I would be sweating off some pounds. It isn't working very well.
    Pat

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    Oh Pat. Our teachers have never been paid enough for what they do, and in my opinion admin have always been paid too much.

    Rob's first week of retirement took a sideward lurch, he tore a retina so today he had surgery and is walking around with dark glasses.

    Yesterday I had nearly 12,000 steps, today I've barely broke 3,000. The fall weather is here and the mornings are perfect for walking..

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    I'm beat but my classroom is in really good shape and we are almost ready for open house! We go out to lunch as much as we can before students start because then we won't have the chance. Today we went to a local burger place. It was really good. Some folks ordered the burger without the bun. I should try that next time. I got the bun but nothing else (no fries or onion rings). So I don't feel too bad about that.

    I went to physical therapy today and was walking better by the time I left the office. It was amazing what we accomplished in one hour. I also have new progressive lenses. They are bothering me a bit but I'm so grateful to be able to read and see across the room without switching glasses. Getting older stinks.

    Pat, hope you get to rest this weekend.

    Kalama, hope Rob's eye is recovering quickly.

    Pam, if I could walk to my donut shop I'd really be in trouble!!!

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    Just checking in - still recuperating from surgery.
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