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Thread: December 2012 Weight Loss Adventure with a Prize!!!!

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    Well, finally finished decorating the house yesterday. Now it feels all cozy and warm. I love this time of the year!! But it always seems like as fast as it comes, it's gone. Got a new Christmas tree, going to get it up today!! Can't wait to see what it looks like. Hoping I have enough country/primitive/antique ornaments to decorate the whole thing. We have a huge tree, but we always had to put it up in the basement as it's too big for upstairs. No one really goes down there to see it, so I told DH & DD not to put it up this year. Instead found a tall narrow tree that should fit the bill upstairs nicely. Now just getting it up and decorated.

    I haven't been eating a lot. Don't want the gallbladder acting up. Wednesday I get my gift to me....bye bye gallbladder. Praying that all goes well. DD is worried. Told her not to be, I'll be fine. She is such a tomboy, but such a softie at times. Love her so much!! DH doesn't say much, but I know he worries too. My Mom is going to go with him so he won't be alone waiting. That might be trouble. Those 2 get into all sorts of things when I'm not around to supervise!!

    Well, probably won't be on here for a few days. Lots to do between now and Wednesday morning. Ladies, watch what goes in your mouth....drink lots of water!!!! And get in plenty of fruits and veggies!!!!
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    country..are they going to do laser surgery? hope so. will be thinking of you.

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    Country good luck. Hopefully they can do it with laporoscopy. (cant spel it) The recovery is so much faster. If they can do it that way you should be able to do some things after a couple of days. I will be saying a prayer for you. You will feel so much better with it gone.
    Pat

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    Wow, don't know what happened. Realized I hadn't seen any postings from this thread in about 3-4 days, went to check and for some reason, wasn't subscribed anymore. Fixed that little problem and caught up on the postings. First off, I think 5 # is a great loss, yeah, with WW probably more, but the way we live our lives today, any loss is good - as long as it stays a loss. Yo-yoing IS NOT GOOD for anyone. When we take it off, we need to keep it off. I don't want to lose anyone from our numbers. Even if there are only 8 of us, we're working with each other for our/and the others good. Our moderator is keeping track of who loses the most - if you send her a PM with your number, anyway. I think we're doing great - a close knit group. Secondly, CHQ, take care and see you when you return from surgery.

    Okay, on to Taboo Tuesday. This week, as we get closer to the holiday meals, we are to cut our bread intake. I'd love to say cut out bread entirely, but I know I'd never be able to do it (I love my bread) and maybe not someone else as well, SO, cut the intake - say in half. If you eat toast for breakfast, eat just half of your normal serving, ditto for the other meals; 1/2 sandwich, etc. Go for the NO at dinner, no rolls, no tortillas (that's what I put on my table at night), nada. After a week of that, perhaps like SewnSo said, it won't taste as good (but, hers was ice cream)
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    Hoping to do it Laproscopically....Doctor seemed optomistic about it. But he did tell me that once they get started if there is an issue they could have to do it the other way. Love the Surgeon, he's very nice, well spoken, talks plan so you can understand everything and spent a lot of time with me making sure he'd answered all my questions.

    My only worry now is my DH's brother. His neighbor called last night to let us know they took him to the hospital. He's been having heart problems, same thing as my DH - hearts in AFib. He's in the hospital now, back in AFib. DH went and picked up his SIL so she could go home and get some sleep. We don't like the Docs around here and want him to see DH's doctor, who has managed to keep him alive for about 20 yrs. Heart issues run in their family. DH has had angioplasti done, 4 way bypass, cardioverted, and now is on meds to keep his heart on an even keel....if that's possible. But he's still alive and active!!!! I thank God every day!!!! Want DBIL to be around for a long time too.

    Anyway, enough of that. I was stupid last night and cooked a nice dinner, and ate. Was in misery 2 hours later. Oh well, live and learn. Hopefully tomorrow will fix all that. I will be back as soon as I'm up to it!!!! Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers!! Means the world to me!!!! You are a wonderful group of ladies, glad I found you all!!
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    Best wishes on your surgery, CHQ. You will feel like a new woman in a couple of days.
    I have been doing better with migraines lately but must have eaten some msg at a Christmas party last night. Time for some excedrin; maybe with a pepsi chaser.
    Is anyone else excited about Le Miserables?

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    CHQ, you are probably in surgery now, so I am praying for you. We want a successful surgery with an uneventful recovery. AFif is scary. I went through years of it, but no more problems - at least for now. You don't pump much blood at 240 beats a minute. I hope your BIL recovers nicely.

    Vanogay, I've had one slice of bread in the last week and none for weeks before that so you're not making me sweat on this one. I am not only gluten free, but yeast free so my choices are limited. Once in a while a grilled cheese calls my name. I was making one for my GF GS and had to make a half for me. Tell me no pumpkin dump cake, then I'd pout. My DD, DGS and I shared one last night. Yum!

    sewNso, your package went out yesterday. A FQ with a bonus, both laundered and ready to go. Enjoy.

    Tonight is dinner out with my oldest daughter. I think I need a steak. I tend to eat a lot of chicken and soups here alone, so I'd like a nice steak cooked by someone else. I read that beef helps with underactive thyroid so that's my excuse.

    I am off to take three bags of goodies to SA - some Christmas, so I need to get it there. Have a healthy eating day.

    I am losing weight and becoming healthier.

    Edit: I am excited about Les Miserables in an apprehensive way. I don't like to see people in pain and unhappy situations, but do want to see this one badly, so I will get someone to go with me and brave it.

    Edit #2: On the way to an out of town game last week an insurance company had posted this out front: "Bad decisions make good stories." Funny, but sometimes true.
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    Im doing medifast. Yuck!!!!!!
    Good luch all

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    I tried medifast several years ago. I couldn't stand the food. It was awful. I tried adding spices and gave it up. Good luck to you.

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    veg's for supper last nite, and tonite. made a roaster full of carrots, summer squash, winter squash, potatoes and celery. cooked them in chicken broth. i ate everything but the potatoes, let hubby work on the potatoes.
    Irish, got your FQ today. it is beautiful. thx for the 'starry' piece also. it is really pretty.
    country, is prob out of surgery by now. and she was in our thoughts all day today. my youngest daughter is having lasic surery on both her eyes tomorrow. she has really bad site in one eye, and the other is not so bad. lazy eye, i think from yrs ago. hope everything goes well. i'm a little concerned cause she is the last one in the day. if i had my way, i'ld like for her to have had it earlier. hope the surgeon is still steady at 3:30.

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    I had a sinus infection last week. I have been on antibiotics for a week. I am breaking out in an itchy rash. I called the doctor she said to take Benedryl. That is like taking a sleeping pill to me.
    I have been eating pretty well this week. The no bread has been hard since while I read the post I had a loaf of homemade rye bread in the oven. I did have to eat a couple of slices. I know that bread is my enemy since when I cut it back I loose weight better. The next day I put the rest of the bread out for the birds. :-(
    Has anyone heard how CHQ is doing since surgery. I hope things are going well.
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    When I broke out last year, my doctor pulled the sulfa and wanted me to get a Med alert bracelet. I haven't purchased one yet - I thought a rash wasn't serious, but he felt otherwise.

    I have been off my eating schedule today. I think the best thing I can do is go to bed and have a lean day tomorrow. We served peppermint stick ice cream in Oreo crusts with my homemade chocolate sauce at a meeting today. I skipped the crust, but it seems ice cream and choc sauce is not a good breakfast because I've been eating ever since. It makes the roasted veggies sound good.

    So much to do for Christmas yet. My sewing machine is feeling lonely. When I was in the family room tonight, the poor little homely thing looked pitiful. I'm glad I'm not doing any sewing for Christmas, but I haven't gone a few weeks without a quilt in the works since I started two years ago.

    Have a clean eating 24 hours. One day at a time will get us through the holidays.

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    Ice cream with chocolate sauce sounds like a wonderful breakfast to me. I am making a few table runners for Christmas gifts. I finally started them last night. Hopefully they will go pretty fast. They ave snowmen on them.
    It has been a really bad week at school. So upset even chocolate didn't sound good. I am going to the principal next week.

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    I'm back!! Came home yesterday. I have 4 holes in my belly and no more gallbladder!!!! Doc said the surgery went better than he expected, and he expected it to go well. Said my gallbladder was inflamed and full of stones, but no other organs were comprimised with the removal. He also got to look around and said my stomach, pancrease and liver looked good too. I'm pretty sore right now, and only able to sleep in our recliner. Going to give the couch a try in a couple days, just afraid I won't be able to get off of it right now, with out a lot of pain or hurting something. No bed, as we have a waterbed and I'm really scared I won't get out of it. Doc said I can walk, stairs (limited amount), eat anything, no lifting over 5lbs. I haven't really eaten anything other than soup, eggs and toast. Not in the mood I guess. Tomorrow I'm going to do some sewing, keep myself occupied. For now, I'm back to the chair for a nap. Nite ladies!!!!
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    CHQ glad to hear things went well. YOu will feel so much better with your gallbladder gone. I found that after a couple of days I could sleep on the couch kinda laying half on my side and half on my back. I leaned against the back of the couch. Good luck. Hopefully at least you can sew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryHouseQuilter View Post
    I'm back!! Came home yesterday. I have 4 holes in my belly and no more gallbladder!!!! Doc said the surgery went better than he expected, and he expected it to go well. Said my gallbladder was inflamed and full of stones, but no other organs were comprimised with the removal. He also got to look around and said my stomach, pancrease and liver looked good too. I'm pretty sore right now, and only able to sleep in our recliner. Going to give the couch a try in a couple days, just afraid I won't be able to get off of it right now, with out a lot of pain or hurting something. No bed, as we have a waterbed and I'm really scared I won't get out of it. Doc said I can walk, stairs (limited amount), eat anything, no lifting over 5lbs. I haven't really eaten anything other than soup, eggs and toast. Not in the mood I guess. Tomorrow I'm going to do some sewing, keep myself occupied. For now, I'm back to the chair for a nap. Nite ladies!!!!
    When I had mine I rolled in the bed how I wanted to lay. No turning over in the bed for awhile. Couldn't drive for a week but only missed 12 or 14 days. Started back in slowly on night shift. Worked in a group home with adults with profound mental handicaps.
    Oh by the way if you move heavy furniture or have to wear a lifting belt it will hurt. The clip still gets sore sometimes.
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    CHQ glad you're back and doing well.

    I want to thank all of you for the inspiration and motivation I have found on this thread everyday. I started my journey a year ago at Thanksgiving time having been told by my dr that I was borderline diabetic. My DH is diabetic and is on meal time insuline.......I don't want to go there! So by Aug of this year I had lost 45# and then hit a wall. I hadn't gained any back but had lost my mojo for losing and I still need to lose 35 to 40. Thanks to all of you, I'm back on track,WooHoo! It seems like a long road but I'm doing it one day at a time.
    Happy Holidays everyone!

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    Shadowirish - glad to hear you're back on track. We're all here for you!!!!! I know it's a tough row to hoe, but, we can do this!!!! I have faith, and everyone here to keep me motivated. And we're all here to keep you motivated. I'll be glad when I can really get back in the swing of things and walk. I'm bored just walking around the house, although I do have my course planned out. DH laughs when he sees me come walking through, but he knows I'm doing what I'm suppose to, so I don't get any blood clots. So Shadow, we're rooting for you!!!!!! You can do this!!!!!!

    Thanks for the well wishes ladies. I think when I can get one full night of sleep I'll feel a lot better. Mayb tonight I'll give the couch a try. We'll see. Now I'm off to walk some laps and then do a little knitting. Tomorrow my DH will light the pellet stove in the basement and let me go down the stairs......oooooo, I'm sooooo excited!! (He's a tough nurse...LOL).
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    Glad that your surgery went well!! Make sure that you do not overdo!!!!

    I have had some digestive issues since I got back from Florida. Not eating a whole lot. Unfortunately the scale is not reflecting that I'm not eating much!!!!!


    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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    CHQ, glad you're back and on the mend. Know once the pain stops, you'll be glad you dit it (the surgery) - and of course, once you can get back to your sewing, you'll be on the mend quickly. But, as advised above - don't overdo it!!
    Shadowirish, welcome aboard. Not one of us has really started to lose weight and kept on going - I think each one of us has had some sort of set back. Just keep the chin up - and the mouth closed (LOL) and we'll be here for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanogay View Post
    CHQ, glad you're back and on the mend. Know once the pain stops, you'll be glad you dit it (the surgery) - and of course, once you can get back to your sewing, you'll be on the mend quickly. But, as advised above - don't overdo it!!
    Shadowirish, welcome aboard. Not one of us has really started to lose weight and kept on going - I think each one of us has had some sort of set back. Just keep the chin up - and the mouth closed (LOL) and we'll be here for you.
    Vanogay....LOL.....and keep on quilting...can't eat and quilt at the same time!

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    CHQ, welcome back. hope you have a speedy recovery. we snuck off to n.c. for a long weekend. took the DD's bed rather than get a motel room or bring the motor home. home with the 3 yr old GD today. she is getting my mystery quilt in judy's mystery quilt, we just did. (the 2nd one, cause the lst went somewhere else) under the tree until christmas, tho. more squeezes in, if we stay right here. I have decided to get off the wt. loss wagon till after the lst of the yr.but will try to stay mostly good. see you all in a couple days, back in michigan.

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    we'll miss you SewnSo, enjoy your holidays, but remember the trials of losing what you regain!! They don't come off as easily the second, or third time around. I'm really going to keep with it and see just what I can do through the holidays. Got weighed at the doctor's office this a.m. and so far, it's the same as I started the month with, but no gain - that's good. If I can just keep my mouth closed - around food that is, I'll do alright.
    Kathleen

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    SewNso, you can still post - we just won't ask about weight loss. I started wrapping today. Yikes! There is a mountain of gifts, then comes the fun of keeping each family's separate until they are picked up or delivered. I was ill this morning so wrapping was a non strenuous activity for today. I did walk Cheech and Chong and go to a BB game. Thank goodness it was in town, not 90 miles away.

    The bowl of oatmeal with walnuts that I just had was my first food besides pineapple juice for today. Too bad I won't lose any weight.

    I'm so glad I'm not sewing this year. I do miss sewing, but I don't miss the pressure. I almost sat down to work on my train mystery quilt today, but I really can't or Sunday and Christmas will be here and I won't be ready. One year I went on strike. My ex-husband loved holidays and my last child at home did, too. I informed them it's easy to love them sitting around looking at all the pretties and going to/ having parties. I opted to do the cooking and anything else that got done was up to them. My husband did the cards, my son helped me with the baking, they cleaned the house and put up the tree and decorations together. It was an eyeopener for both of them. Wish I could go on strike now. I do love Christmas, but it's time consuming.

    Back to the wrapping. Have a good evening.
    Judy

    Edit: D's motel had a fire last night. He told me the only things he grabbed on the way out were his wallet and his birthday quilt from last year. Smart boy.
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    Okay - Taboo Tuesday. Holiday luncheons are here. I'm doing this because I just came from a pot luck/buffet luncheon at my quilt guild. There was food enough to feed most of East Tennessee!! This is for all of us who will be going to other luncheons in the coming days - remember we're watching our intake so - Choose Only One Dessert - not a mixture of everything that's on the table. Now, that being said, don't say, okay, I'll just have this one type of dessert and pick up 2 pieces - Only One serving of One Dessert. I have two more luncheons this week, so this will be something for me to remember. Desserts are always calling out my name - all of them!
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