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Thread: December weight loss 2015

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    December weight loss 2015

    December Weight Loss Challenge 2015
    December Weight Loss Adventure with Prize!!
    On December 1st, weigh yourself and write it down. DO NOT send it to me. On December 31st, weigh yourself again and PM me your loss. This is weight lost not percentage lost. I will announce the winner on January 3rd.

    The prize is a themed FQ from each member. Once a winner is declared, I will contact the winner and FQ's will be mailed by the 6th.

    Private message (PM) me for the mailing address. All FQ's should be mailed by the 15th of the month. You need to check in on the thread at least once a week to be eligible for the winning "skinny quarters aka FQ's" and to be declared the "biggest loser" for the month.
    You cannot win 2 months in a row.

    Chit Chat is encouraged, as wells as what are you working on. Please stay positive and uplifting as possible to keeps us all on track. Share tips, recipes, encouraging words and {{{HUGS}}}
    December is lots of holiday of parties, so we need all the help we can get. The weather should cool down so we can get outside and exercise! So I thought a good FQ theme for December would be white and black. This would make a beautiful quilt with maybe a bright added in? So I think it is the month we should try to renew our commitment to weight loss and our health We need to get ready for holiday season. We are all so used to doing for others. Remember sometimes it is ok to put yourself first. So lets see how we can play with some your choice of FQ's. Please send quality fabric that you would want to receive in return. As always if you don't have the theme, send what you have. If you don't have a FQ, then send a linear 1/4 yard. If you have signed up to be in the running for the prize, please send your FQ to the hostess by the 15th of the month. As the winner has worked hard for her prize.

    Eat healthy, exercise, make wise choices and lose weight but most of all have fun!!!

    Sign up deadline to be a part of the PRIZE adventure November 4th at 9 pm cst. You are encourage to contribute to the thread even if you are not in for the prize.

    To let me know you are participating post on the thread and then send a PM for the mailing address. Our FQ theme for December is black and white.

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    I'm in again for December. You already have my FQ. :-)
    Miss Rita

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    I'm back. I just posted in November that I need to deal with those 6-7 pounds that sneak back on so easily (again). This thread is has been a help to me in the past. I was collecting black and white prints to make a quilt a summer ago. I don't have enough so if I win, I will. Works for me - drop the pounds and win enough FQs to put together a quilt in time for the Cystic Fibrosis auction. I already have the red for the centers and a red rose print for the backing.

    I am a stress eater and December can be stressful. Biggest stressor; I have 47 family members on my list and very few ideas.

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    I'm in for December.

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    Here we go again! I am with 7 lb to go and weight to maintain at that level. Best wishes for December weight loss Irishrose2. I hope you win that black and white FQ stack.
    Anna Quilts

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    The funniest thing is that I don't do black and white. It doesn't work with my coloring, but I'd like to do the quilt where you you fold one square and it comes out in the center of the other squares. I think some call it a mock cathedral window, but I don't really see it as such. It would be great for the CF auction as '65 Roses' is part of their name for the dinner/dance. My red has muted black roses.

    Anna, I'd like you to win. Meeting your goal is such a awesome feeling - I want it for you. That being said, I will give it my best shot to lose those same seven pounds. Today is the first, so I am getting healthier and losing weight!

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    I guess we have a competition this month because I want those b/w's for myself!

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    Please count me in for December. I still have some to lose, after already being down 25 lbs since July! Yay me! I am 20 pounds to goal. I know I won't make this for Christmas...oh well...

    I would love, love, love those b/w's! Just my colors...

    Thanks!
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    How funny - so many of us wanting the B&W's. I've only recently considered starting to collect them for a future project.

    Irish, I agree with someone on the previous thread - draw names. Even if I gave $10 for each gift, I can't afford it! Best wishes on that sweetie!

    Oh, and I'm IN for December! I'm looking at is as a practice run for the 'real deal' that starts Jan 1.

    love to all
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    I don't mind having my Christmas list - it's just a side effect of having 5 children. The thing I mind is having to make decisions on what to buy. I'm going to start with some easy ones today just so I feel like I have a handle on it. Actually 5 1/2 are done so I have a small start. Several of my children don't need anything so they are always a problem, even if it's a nice problem. I also have two December birthdays.

    The rain has stopped - turned to snow - so I can go walking today. I had a good yoga class last night. No newcomers so J didn't take it easy on us like he did last week. Not complaining - like he says, we all need a refresher course on the basics occasionally.

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    I am in again for December!
    I have a nasty cold and cough going right not. Was sick with fever 2 weeks ago. No fun
    Tomorrow is my first day of babysitting my newest Grand for the day. Poor little Faith is colicky and does not sleep well. I hope i have the cold mostly licked before she arrives at 7 in the morning.

    Had a great Thanks giving. All my kids and Grands were together for the day and for breakfast on Friday. Loved being with them all! We were down at my mother's house and had DH's mom and step dad over for dinner as well. There were 23 of us. I was good and did not over eat. Only had a sliver of pie. I was happy!


    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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    I am in for December. Hope I can do well. There are 3 Christmas parties next week. I had better go to extra spinning classes and be extra careful with my breakfasts and lunches.
    One of the kids at school is moving:-) If there is a kid I will get in trouble over I think it is him. He whines and complains all day long. I know he just needs positive attention, but whining makes me nuts. I try to talk to him and give him a hug or just a pat on the back as much as I can. He so disrupts the class. We are counting down the days:-) I feel bad for being happy about it.

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    The winner for November is Jims Gem! With a loss of 5 pounds. Congratulations Gayle.

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    I have FQ from the following for December. Podunk Princess, Pam H, LeAnn, Jims Gem, Anna Quilts and Meanmom. It sounds like we have quite a few who are really wanting the black and white fabrics. Good luck everyone. December is a tough month with all of the parties.
    Pat

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    Congratulations GAyle on your big win!
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    Good job, Gayle. Five pounds in November is a lot. Do you have any words of advice for those of us who'd like to do the same in December?

    I'm have a sore neck and need to do a morning yoga class tomorrow because my grandson has his first varsity basketball game in the evening. It will help or hurt, but I'm not staying home. The morning class is taught my instructor's teacher and the clientele is more my age. It's a nice alternative to have.

    Shopping is coming along well, but I haven't started decorating or the little bit of sewing I want to do. I have mislaid a 2 two yard piece of fake suede. Where could it be?

    I AM losing weight and becoming healthier.
    Judy

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    I finally got rid of my headache I have had since thursday last week. My body really didn't like giving up sugar! I decided to also give up dairy along with all my other things so that I can do the 10 day Daniel Plan detox. It's really hard! I get to add dairy back in on saturday so we'll see what kind of adverse effect it has on me. I'm hoping not any.

    Congrats, Gayle. That was a nice loss.

    Judy, I really am losing weight and becoming healthier. I'd better with all I am sacrificing right now. I just came home from a Christmas party. Not one speck of sugar went in my mouth.

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    Thank you all!
    Only thing I did was try and eat more veggies on my plate and only occasionally have a starch/side dish. I was able to avoid any Halloween candy and only had a small sliver of pie for Thanksgiving.
    I have been avoiding most breads and starches. Drinking lots of water. It probably helped that I was sick for a few days. Only fever and stuff but did not each 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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    I did a Daniel plan detox last year and dropped 8 lbs during that time. Of course I gained some of that back


    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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    Wow Pam - giving up sugar is HUGE! Your discipline is outstanding.

    Gayle, I'm trying to eat more veggies also. The only time we have pasta or rice is when our son is home.
    Lynne
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    Thanks, Lynne. It has not been easy. You should have seen all the sweet things at my quilting group today - 3 kinds of cookies and a frosted cranberry cake. It looked so good. Then, of course, there were a couple of dishes with candies and snack crackers and all this stuff I couldn't eat. The daughter of the host had a huge container of mixed nuts and shared those with me. She also shared her sweet little 10 day old baby boy.
    I made zucchini noodles for dinner. Added a little ground beef and some sugar free marinara sauce. It was really good. Hubby even liked it. He has been so bad with the things he is bringing in the house. Seems like he is trying to gain weight while I am trying to lose. Or maybe trying to sabotage my diet.....
    I want something sweet right now or even a piece of bread and butter sounds really good or some crackers but I am having some almonds instead.

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    I received FQ today form Anita. There are some really pretty Black and white fabrics here. Good luck!

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    Glad to see that you received the fabric!

    Arghhhh...(yes I am a pirate!)....I HATE Christmas/Holiday parties! Too many goodies too hard to pass up! I keep cruising the veggie platters, now people think I am vegan (not that there is anything wrong with being vegan). Oh, be still my heart. One day you will be able to scarf down the fudge and cookies and pasta salads...but not soon enough.

    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...
    Anita

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    Anita I agree with you about the parties. I have 3 this week. So far I haven't gained any, one more party tonight. I would be happy if I can at least maintain the loss I have so far this month until New Years. I have been going to spinning class 3x a week and I think that is saving me. I have also been pretty careful on what I eat not at parties so I can indulge a little bit. In spinning class I ride about 50 to 60 miles a week. I got home at 12:45 AM and made it to class this morning at 8:00. I was dragging a little bit but I survived. Then I did an Abs class. That is a killer since I don't have any ab muscles.
    I love your rhyme!
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    I think it is the ten minute block

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