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Thread: December weight loss 2015

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    Weighing a ton is just no fun.
    Fake sugars make me run, run, run.
    What can I do until I am done?
    Sit here at QB and make awful puns...
    I like this! There is nothing good about fake sugar. It's so much better to have a small amount of the real stuff if you need it. There are a few natural ones that seem to be okay, healthwise. I haven't dealt with any to see if they have the same amount of satiety as sugar. I have been using organic cane sugar when I bake for me or for a friend who cares about his health.

    Well, I have totally trashed the house. Gifts to wrap in the dining room and decorations strung all over the living room - the two rooms that I don't allow anything to have out of place. I have a pair of five year great granddaughters coming tomorrow afternoon to decorate my tree. Should be interesting. One has a almost year old brother - I told his parents the house is not baby proof right now. I have some vintage angels that need to be out of his reach. His parents are very good with him, though he started walking today at his party so he may not be as happy being held as he was when he was here two weeks ago for another party.

    There wasn't much gluten free food at the party so I didn't do too much damage. I need to be more aware if those b/w fabrics are coming to me. I AM doing well, I AM, I AM, I AM!!!!

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    Guild party coming on Tuesday - pot luck as usual.

    Unfortunately, I don't exercise due to multiple back surgeries and joint replacements. I do what I can, but I can't say I exercise. Yay! to all those folks who can and do exercise.

    Have a great night everyone!
    Anita

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    Ah well....another day, another day of watching what I eat. {{{sigh}}}

    Is there ever an end to this battle? I can't wait to win the war, it's these daily battles that drag me down. I was good today, though. Stuck to my meal plan and no cheating...that will come tomorrow at my guild holiday party.

    Hope everyone is doing well....can't wait to see who "wins"...although ANY loss is a great loss!
    Anita

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    I did an ok job with my eating today. I was starving when I got home from spinning. I need to come up with a better after school snack before class. I wanted to eat everything in the house. Dinner was ready all I had to do was microwave it. I run in from work and throw dinner together then run out to spinning. I made chicken cacciatore with lots of veggies. I rode 18 miles in class. So far my knees are doing well. The replaced one feels good, the other one bothered me when we did too much standing up. I called the Dr and they suggested a certain brand of knee brace for class only and it seems to be working.
    I finally got my Christmas tree up. I still need to decorate. I am my DH family here on Sunday. 40 to 50 people. I need to get going.

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    I was good at the guild party. Stuck with mostly the meats (ham, meatballs, turkey), cheese, deviled eggs and salad. Did take dessert, but only took one small bite of each and pitched the rest. Don't think the party hurt me too much. Will have to see what the scale says.
    Anita

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    Good for you Anita. It sure is hard during the holidays. I hope I don't gain back what I lost in November. I am trying to be good but........
    We picked up our tree on Sunday. It is still in the entry way, in the stand but undecorated. Maybe tonight.
    I have to bake about 15 loaves of sweet bread for staff gifts. I may start this evening and continue tomorrow while I am watching my little grand baby. I get to baby sit on Thursdays. Her mommy is a teacher so we all get 2 weeks off from sitting (at least for her work)
    Any way, this poppy seed bread I am going to make is to die for. But lot's of oil and sugar and I'm sure very bad for me. I hope I can resist eating much of it!


    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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    My last day of school is tomorrow.The kids have of course been off the hook all week. The classroom is a zoo. My kindergartener was awful today. Our staff breakfast is tomorrow. There is going to be tons of food. I can avoid donuts, not too sure about the rest of it. I have packed a plain salad for my lunch.
    I can't seem to get in the mood for Christmas. I just finished my tree and still need to get the rest of the stuff decorated. My DH family is coming to celebrate Christmas on Sunday, about 50 people. I need to get moving.
    I haven't made a single cookie.

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    I was doing really well this month considering all of the parties I have been to. I still haven't made any cookies which is so unusual for me. I say was doing well because I have been bad. I had my DH family here on Sunday, about 50 people. I have been eating candy etc ever since. I had pecan pie for breakfast yesterday and leftover pizza for lunch. I had some candy for a bedtime snack. Hopefully my DH will eat the rest of the pecan pie pretty soon before it ends up in my mouth.

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    Merry Christmas everyone.
    Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmom View Post
    Merry Christmas everyone.
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    Thank you Pat. Merry christmas to everyone too.

    Not much loss but atleast no gain sofar. It will be an unimpressive month as far as loss goes for me. I hope to make it through by atleast not gaining. The cold weather is not helping me. It makes me feel like eating and eating and preferably warm starchy foods.
    Anna Quilts

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    Thank you Pat and Anna. Merry Christmas to everyone! I pray your day and your week are filled with's God's greatest blessings.

    As far as weight, I am working on gaining back what I lost in November, sigh.....


    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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    Merry Christmas, everyone. My day was extremely blessed. Twenty two of my children and grandchildren were here for a day of shared love, food, and fun. It was a close call, though could have been closer. I lost power due to high winds at 2:30 AM Thursday. It was restored 17 hours later at 7:30 in the evening. In time to have light to put on my makeup to usher at church. Our Christmas dinner menu was adjusted slightly, but no one went hungry. My hearts go out to those still without power - Sunday is the projected restore time for outlying areas. 30,000 still down in this area. Thank God for the Consumers Power workers who are doing their utmost to get us all back on line. A grandson and his new wife offered their house - the East side of town had power, but the logistics of the move were not something I wanted to deal with. Sweet of them to offer, though. One SIL had to leave. He does computer work for the MI prison system and the power outage was interfering with a prison downstate. My son offered to take his family home so they could stay, which is an extra 100 miles for him, but that's what little brothers are for. (Little brother is 44).

    Tomorrow is a new day and an opportunity to deal with what we indulged in today. Ice cream was my downfall.
    Love and light to all.

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    I hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas. It was very quiet with just my DH and I. We don't celebrate any holiday (by choice), so we were out metal detecting on the beach for the day. The weather up here in New Hampshire was in the high 60's and low 70's on Thursday and Friday. Weird! Now I hear there is snow predicted for Tuesday. Gotta love New England!

    Hope you all stay on course...if not, let's NOT beat ourselves up too much.

    Have a great Boxing Day!
    Anita

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    We had a nice holiday. On Christmas Eve there were 40 of us at my mom's house. I shop for her for the food. We just have turkey and ham sandwiches for dinner. After we play the white elephant game and open the other gifts we eat the good stuff. Appetizers and Christmas cookies. On Christmas all 4 of my kids came here, not all at the same time. My son could get triple time if he worked so he went in at 7:30PM. ( plus he gets an extra day off). His wife and daughter are in Japan so I guess it was OK. She is Japanese. I had my mom and uncle for dinner. It was a nice quiet relaxing dinner. We had a party at a friends last night. I feel gross, like I have eaten 10 pounds. Back on track today. We still have a get together with my cousins, who I rarely see any more on Tuesday at a pizza restaurant. I really need to get to the gym. No spinning class this week.
    The weather here has been weird also. It was 70 degrees yesterday. If it hadn't been raining I would have gone for a bike ride. That is not normal December weather here. The year my DD was born it was -12.
    Have a nice holiday.

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    Struggling. Went 3 lbs back up since Christmas. So far today I am on track but then the hardest part of the day is still to come. I am hoping the 3 lb will drop quickly if I am good. If....
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    I haven't been on the scale but I feel like I have gained a ton. Sitting around a lot and eating candy and junk. We have also been to too many parties. I just came home from a pizza party. I brought some really yummy cupcakes that I ate and also sampled while I made them. I feel gross from all of the junk food. I did go to the gym today and worked out some. We are going to a New Years party where they will have a ton of food too.

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    I just posted the new thread for January. Head on over and sign up. http://www.quiltingboard.com/general...ml#post7417538. I can't believe it is already January. DOn't forget to send me your loss for December. I won't be winning ant FQ this month. Good luck everyone. The FQ theme for January is brights: for a bright new beginning.
    I am looking for suggestions for Feb and March for FQ themes.
    Pat

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    I thought this group was really quiet until I realized that I have not been getting notifications. I missed saying "Merry Christmas" to everyone. Oops!
    My Christmas was nice. We did everything a day early since my DD had to work Christmas Day. On Christmas Day our pump stopped working. It wasn't too bad except for not being able to flush the toilet or wash my hands. I just don't feel clean with using only hand sanitizer. We were able to get someone out here on saturday to pull out the old pump and replace it so it was less than 24 hours without water. Luckily I had a partial case of water bottles out in the garage since the store was closed Christmas Day.
    My eating has been pretty good. I realized you can gain weight without eating sweets if you overdo it with cheese and nuts. I think I have that under control now. We will be going to 2 parties for NYE and then driving to Iowa the next day to get together with our families. I always dread the 1000+ miles of driving but look forward to visiting with siblings.

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    Traffic on here has been very light this month. I have been terrible. I just had another piece of candy. Hope you have a good visit with family.
    Pat

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    Happy and HEALTHY New Year to everyone here!

    I went for a physical today, yuck. What a way to end the year. Had to get it done today due to insurance. Gotta have a mammo (or mommygram as doctor's spell check spit it out), blood work, shingles shot, ugh...Oh well, at least it is only once a year.

    Have to have surgery on my right shoulder on 1/18. I am seriously right handed, so I don't know how this is going to impact my quilting. (My left hand is only there to hold my wedding ring and watch!) I have impingement syndrome (lots of arthritis that causes joint not to move freely) and a partial tear in my rotator cuff. Orthopedist is not 100% sure he will repair the tear, but he says to plan on it, so I am not unpleasantly surprised. Just the surgery for the arthritis is arthroscopic and I will able to sew, drive, basically everything a a couple of days. If rotator cuff is repaired, 6-8 weeks in a sling, no moving arm, no nothing. Want the lesser surgery, of course, but I want the pain from the tear to be gone. Oh well...I'll know later in the day of 1/18 what was done. Another scar? Add it to the road map on my body...just don't follow them...you can't get there from here.

    Hope everyone has a quiet, safe New Year's Eve!

    Can't wait to see who wins the black & white fabrics.
    Anita

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    Happy New Year Everyone!


    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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    Don't forget to send me your loss for December. There are some good ones so far. Also don't forget to sign up for January.

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    There were some awesome losses for December. The winner for December is Pam H. with a loss of 11.8 pounds. WOW! great job. Keep up the good work.

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    Whoo Hoo!!! 11.8 pounds....AWESOME!!!! Congrats, Pam.
    Anita

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    What a fantastic weight loss, Pam. Way to go! Makes my 5 pounds pretty pale in comparison, but I'll take it.

    Anita, good wishes for a successful surgery. I've been dodging that bullet for 10 years. Have fun typing left handed so you can let us know how you're doing.
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