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    December Weight Loss Challenge

    December Weight Loss Challenge

    December 2014 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 your loss. This is weight lost not percentage lost. I will announce the winner on December 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 allowed, as wells as WAYWO (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}}}
    IN December we have many challenges to weight loss. I December there are almost too many challenges to weight loss to count.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 is December 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 just post on the thread and then send a PM for the mailing address.

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    Count me in. Anything has to be better than my performance for November - but this keeps me aware. I've told myself no more than a few times.
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    I am still trying to get some will power so......count me in ....again!
    "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'm in! I hope I can resist some of the many Christmas cookies!
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    I'm definitely in again for Dec., mostly because I not only still need to lose weight, but I already send in my FQ several weeks ago.

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    I was so bad this weekend. I was shocked when I stepped on the scale and was only up 2 pounds. We went to Hocking Hills with my family. There were 43 of us. We had a 12 bedroom cabin and it was lots of fun. The amount of food was amazing. We did have a lot of salads and veggies and fruit. We went on several hikes etc.
    On the way home in the car I started out OK with a DIet Coke and pretzels. Not too bad. Them I had cheese popcorn and some candy. Hopefully I am back to behaving myself, it is only about a 3 hour drive. I stopped at Fabric Shack on the way home. I was bad there too. I spent $70.
    Everyone remember to sign up and PM me your weight loss!
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    I'm in for December.

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    I'm in again....fingers crossed for December !! Hmmmmm.....maybe if i kept my fingers crossed all the time it would make it harder to pick up food???
    Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raggiemom View Post
    I'm in! I hope I can resist some of the many Christmas cookies!
    I hear you!!!! I already made 12 batches and plan on making even more! Of course I have to taste test them.
    "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'm in for December. I will be gone for 2 weeks of it. One week on a Caribbean cruise with my mother. I'm hoping to not gain!


    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 hoping i can maintain for December. They already have food planned for work the last 10 days. I still need to make cookies. I am making 2 purses for my mom for Christmas. I finished one and I am not happy with how it came out .It is easier to start over then to rip it so I am starting over. I also need to come up with a gift for the guild Christmas party next week. We will also have food there. We are having an officers meeting at Bob Evans coming up too. We are planning next years meetings. We still need to come up with an officers challenge for next year. So many things that invilve food. Maybe I need to have my teeth wired shut:-)

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    Please count me in for December - - I will be out of town most of December - - but will check in when I can. Take care everyone.
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    The winner for November is Jeanne49. She lost 8.25 pounds. Congratulations! Awesome job.
    Good luck to all of us in December. It is so hard with all of the parties etc. The food etc starts tomorrow at work. They are ordering in food. I am getting a rueben sandwich. Next week they are starting with the cookies and appetizers etc.
    I hope I can do well avoiding most of the food.
    I am working on making 2 purses for my mom for Christmas. Hopefully I will finish one tonight. I also need a gift for the guild Christmas party by Tuesday. I just am not coming up with a good idea this year.
    Pat

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    I weighed myself on the first but forgot to say, "Count me in!" Never did one of these challenges before but hope to lose something.

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    Well, my sister has, so far, baked 3 batches of cookies, and has more planned for tomorrow and the weekend. I'm really not supposed to eat anything made with wheat flour, but I love cookies. So far I've eaten 2 1/2 cookies, one I split with my sister cause I just wanted a taste - it was a chocolate cookie. I have to make pizzelles but probably won't make those for about another week or so. I just have to keep telling myself - no, no, no - when I walk into the kitchen and see those cans filled with cookies. Of course, weighing yourself every morning helps keep you on track. We'll see how this month goes - good luck to everyone.

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    Hello Ladies,
    Congratulations on your super loss Jeanne! That shows dedication - it takes effort to make the numbers on the scale go down. I hope that December is just as successful for you.

    I am down 4# for the week as I have been staying with my son and I just don't eat. I am home for the weekend and it seems I"ve done nothing but eat since getting here.

    I'm approaching a panic as the days tick away. I've decided to push my remaining 2 quilts to the front and only do the travel pillows if I have time. We will be leaving the Monday or Tuesday of Christmas week, so I gotta have them done before then.

    I also have to allow myself enough time to make my batches of banana bread. This is supposed to be a joyous season, not an exhausting one.

    Tell yourself no to just one thing today that you wanna eat that takes you away from the goal you have.
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    Oh my gosh, it didn't even click with me that it was December and time to start a new month of weight loss. This is such a crazy time of year!! Am I too late to jump on the wagon? My FQ is already sent in and I have a Fitbit scale so I have my December first weight logged.

    Congrats Jeanne on a great month!! Fantastic!

    I'm not too disappointed with my November numbers considering everything that was happening that month. I think I pretty much stayed the same. The main thing was Halloween. The candy wasn't an issue, it was the double batch of puppy chow I made for our party that nobody touched. It's my weakness I'm ready for a successful December, it seems like it would be a difficult month to get through but I can't foresee too many off diet days.


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    I have the following in for December. Pete, PenniF, bjsmith, JimsGem, Jeanne49,Meganc731, PamH,meanmom, Lakegirl, Leann, Raggiemom, yobrosew,newbee3. If I have missed anyone please let me know. I already have FQ form everyone except yobrosew and newbee3 as you guys sent them last month. Good luck to everyone.
    Pat

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    Well I ate several cookies again today. My sister bought a cookie mix - Salted Caramel - and are they delicious. I only had half of one, but I ate 3 lemon cookies. I asked her to stash those tins somewhere that wasn't accessible to me. But I, so far, haven't gained back any of what I lost last month, so I will really have to watch myself. Been trying to get on the eliptical an extra 15 min. each day. I generally do 15 min. in the AM and 15 min in the PM, so I am trying to get on for 15 min. sometime during the afternoon.

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    I'm back in, Pat. I'll send FQ asap.

    We've already had our work party, so I don't need to worry about that. We have our family parties coming up. I think I'll go with the 'take a small bite of everything I want to try, but not overdo it' strategy.

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    I haven't been on the scale yet but am feeling pretty good. I've been doing much better about snacking in the afternoon (not doing it, I should say!). Of course, I haven't baked cookies yet. That's on the agenda for next weekend .

    Jeanne, congratulations, that's fantastic.

    Pat, how did the purses come out? What did you decide to make for your guild party gift? Someone on this board shared a link for a log cabin Santa which looked pretty cool. I might try making that in the new year.
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    So much for not having any off diet days!! I had the scariest day yesterday, we really don't know what happened yet, but my 15 year old son was standing on the stairs talking to my daughter and she said it looked like he fell asleep while they were talking and then he fell down. When I got to him seconds later it looked like he was having a seizure, but I don't know if that's what it was as his movements weren't too wild. When he came to he was disoriented and had amnesia. We were at the ER from 5:30pm until 1:30am. He has a concussion, a broken cheek bone, and a huge fat lip and is still a little out of it. We'll know more this week when we can have some tests run. When I left with the paramedics my 13 year old daughter stayed home with my 8 year old daughter and then our friend came and took the girls for the evening. She was so sweet and brought us a bag of cookies from Panera, but as we hadn't had dinner yet and nothing else was available to eat my husband and I shared the bag of cookies. I was so thankful for them!!! I'm just so glad he wasn't hurt any worse than he was. I'm anxious to get him to the doctor Monday morning. He's been sleeping most of the day but is in good spirits when he's awake. My 13 year old was amazing, she jumped right into action and stayed calm and collected and kept her little sister calm through the whole ordeal.

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    Wow, Megan, that sounds so scary. I hope your son heals quickly and it's nothing too seriously wrong with him. I think a few cookies were in order with a day like that.
    Pat, I would love to see the purses you are making. I am making 2 purses to give as gifts to friends. I got 1 cut out and then the 2nd clue came out for the mystery quilt so it is sitting there quietly waiting for me. I will be doing the same pattern for both. It is a combination of 3 different patterns I have made.
    I have to do something to get myself back on track. I have not lost any weight since July. In fact, I have gained 10 lbs since then.

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    Scary hardly seems to describe it....it's a miracle he was not hurt worse in the fall. You will be in my thoughts, with hopes that whatever the issue, it is minor and resolved quickly.

    Congratulations Jeanne49 - that is a great weight loss at any time - but especially awesome based on the fact that Thanksgiving was in there.

    Good luck in December everyone !!
    Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most.

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    Update on my boy, he's feeling pretty good now, we have an appointment in the morning with our family physician. Can't wait to get him in. I haven't been on the scale since Friday morning so I don't know where I'm at, but since Friday I've been back on track.

    My friend invited me to share a table at a craft fair at an elementary school next weekend so I'll be working on something for that this week.

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