August Weight Loss

Old 08-18-2014, 04:28 PM
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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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Old 08-18-2014, 05:15 PM
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Same here! I am in WI as well. Welcome.
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:03 AM
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Thanks Cindy, I'll check it out.
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:23 AM
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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
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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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Old 08-19-2014, 06:13 PM
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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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Old 08-19-2014, 06:25 PM
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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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Old 08-19-2014, 07:42 PM
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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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Old 08-20-2014, 07:21 AM
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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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Old 08-21-2014, 03:14 PM
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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!
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Old 08-21-2014, 04:39 PM
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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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