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Thread: February 2012 Weight Loss Adventure With A Prize!

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    February 2012 Weight Loss Adventure With A Prize!

    On February 1st weigh yourself and write it down. Do NOT send it to me. On February 29th weigh yourself again and PM me with your loss. This is weight lost not % lost. I will announce the winner March 2nd.

    PM me for address. FQs need to be received no later than the 10th of month.

    You cannot win 2 months in a row.

    Chit chat is allowed, as well as WAYWO, (what are we working on). Please stay positive and uplifting as that is what keeps us on track. Come to this thread for tips, recipes, encouragement and {{{{HUGS}}}}}}

    The prize is a themed FQ. At the end of the month, I will mail all the FQs received to the winner by the 5th of the month. I will contact the winner and announce the winner with the number of FQs they will receive.

    February is the time for love. This month's theme is senders choice. Please send quality what you would want to receive. As always if you cannot send the theme fabric please send what you have. If you don't have a FQ, send a linear 1/4 yard. If you have signed up to be in the competition, please send the FQ to hostess by the 10th of the month. The winner has worked hard for this reward.

    Eat healthy, exercise, try and lose weight but most of all have fun!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sign up deadline to be included in the Prize Adventure is February 3rd at 9 p.m. CST, with your FQ received by the 10th of month. You can always contribute to the thread, but it is only fair to have a cutoff for those trying to win.

    TO PARTICIPATE, JUST SIGN IN HERE ON THIS THREAD BEFORE FEBRUARY 3RD. THERE IS NO NEED TO PM FOR PARTICIPATION, JUST YOUR ENDING WEIGHT LOSS FOR THE MONTH.
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    Count me in again!

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    I would like to be in again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggiemay View Post
    Count me in again!
    OK I'm in this month.Not just a visitor.lol
    Mary

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    of course I am in. Ready get set for a great month. I am excited for all who decide to join us this month.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

    "My day is not complete until I play with fabric in some manner......whether be sewing, cutting or just fondling for a new project."

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    I'm in for this month again. Remember everybody think love!

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    I'm in again this month. I have about 50 pounds to go! I need a pedal sewing machine.

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    I'd like to give it a go.
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    I'm going to be a cheerleader this go round. The house is on the market & I find I have less & less time to spend online.It's only been listed for a few days & already we've had 1 cancel on Sunday & today someone just showed up in the driveway and wanted in. Bummer about those breakfast dishes in the sink!

    Anyone wants to take over the Taboo Tuesdays? Pam???? I hope y'all did well with fast foods last week. This week let's watch out BUTTER intake. No added extra butter at the table!!!! Groan, this one will kill me!
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    I'm in again.
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    I'm in, too! I am still going strong with WW diet, can't weigh in there anymore but the Pulmonary Therapist weighs me every day.

    I'm learning to know what a portion really looks like and I was eating for three! And I'm NOT pregnant with Twins!
    Adapt! Improvise! Overcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem View Post
    I'm in, too! I am still going strong with WW diet, can't weigh in there anymore but the Pulmonary Therapist weighs me every day.

    I'm learning to know what a portion really looks like and I was eating for three! And I'm NOT pregnant with Twins!
    That's funny. I know what you mean though.
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    I'm in for Feb. I just don't do well on my own. So I'm going to take it one day at a time and commit to do my best to exercise and follow my food program. I like that I can post my progress and get positive encouragement. So for Feb 1st I'm going to my fitness center and workout.

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    I'm in, too. It's 49 minutes into February and we have 12 participants. Yay!

    Welcome, blondeslave and jlwheart. Welcome back to the rest of us.

    February is a wonderful month to be improving our health. I know I keep saying every pound lost is 4 pounds of pounds of pressure off my knees, but it also decreases how hard my heart has to work. Weight loss increases the flexibility of both large and small arteries even without exercise and, of course, exercise helps even more. So every time you see a Valentine this month, use it as a visual to continue to eat well and keep moving to improve your heart health.

    Dodie, come back as soon as you can. Your Taboo Tuesdays have been some real eye openers. This week - I only use real butter, but only for cooking, not at the table. I prefer a little butter to lot of anything else so I'm not seeing a big issue for me this week. but it will still keep me aware of how much I'm using.

    Sender's choice? That will be an interesting mix of FQs. It will look like the FQ display at my LQS.

    I've lost my brace for my SI joint (hip area) and had to help prepare and serve a dinner for 150 last night. That's not a good combination.

    I want to make some pumpkin muffins, but I can't figure out when to eat them if I'm going to continue heavy protein breakfasts for a while. I have to make muffins instead of pumpkin bread for portion control. I can bake the cream cheese inside. I bought walnuts and dried cranberries at the natural food store today and I always have pumpkin, so I'm all set.

    I signed up for a BOM here - the January one involves paper piecing - any hints for a first timer? I've learned so much in my year of quilting that I think I'm ready for one more thing, but check with me in a few days. I've had a time with the colors for January. Blue is the logical choice for winter/snow and I have no blue so I've been to the LQS twice. I think I'm overthinking it. Feb should be red - that I can do. It's a calendar theme.

    I am losing weight and getting healthier. Here's to a good month for every one of us!!!
    Judy

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    Pam 304 is taking over the taboos for awhile. PM her any ideas you come up with Thanks Pam!!!! She will be posting later in the day so watch for it

    Thanks, Judy! I will stop by when I csn. This year has been one for the record books. We are so hopeful that the house will sell this time & we can move to Fl. It will be a ton of work but worth it in the long run.
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    BOM doers, is it permissible to change a block? Of course, I won't post a picture if I do. I know quilters are supposed to be cat lovers, but I don't have that gene and this month's block has two cats in it. Can I sub a plain heart?

    My total weight loss for Jan was 2 1/2 pounds which is disappointing, but it's better than gaining. I did it to myself with ice cream (frozen custard) at Culver's last night. I am learning what to avoid. A medium concrete (similar to a Blizzard) is too big.

    It's time for my annual blood work. If my cholesteral is up, ice cream will out again anyhow. My doctor and I don't agree how to treat it. I refuse his drugs and slowly bring it down. Has it stayed? It's been good for several years and I hope it still is.

    I need a recipe for a Valentine dessert for a church luncheon. I'm thinking meringues with something yummy in them. I haven't made them in years. I'd better do a dry run to see if the recipe works in this weather. It's very damp and ugly out. Where is my sunshine and my pretty white snow?

    Eat healthy, move your body and drink your water. We want flexible arteries along with a slimmer body.

    I am losing weight and getting healthier.

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    I think I will try this challenge for February. I have lost 20 lbs between Thanksgiving and a week ago. Hopefully I will keep up the loss!!
    Count me in. If I forget, please, someone send me a PM

    Of course it may be a little harder this month. I just had some knee surgery on Friday and can't do much walking or any aqua exercise for a while.


    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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    If anyone needs the mailing address for the mailing the FQ, please PM me. I will be happy to send to you.

    Welcome new comers.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    I just joined our biggest losers at work so hopefully joining this as well will keep me going. I was doing well until my back completely went out on me last January. It's been almost a year since I exercised other than PT. Starting out slow at the gym on the stationary bike. Can't wait until my butt gets used to the bike seat again...ouch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blondeslave View Post
    I just joined our biggest losers at work so hopefully joining this as well will keep me going. I was doing well until my back completely went out on me last January. It's been almost a year since I exercised other than PT. Starting out slow at the gym on the stationary bike. Can't wait until my butt gets used to the bike seat again...ouch!
    I have a stationary bike at home. got it at a yard sale 2 yrs ago for a dollar. The seat kills my tailbone. But I do 3-4 miles a day on it./Yeah for me! I need to lose another 88 lbs.Maybe by then it won't hurt to use it so much.lol
    Mary

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    I have a really nice recumbent exercise bike that I bought a little over a year ago. This summer I had my right knee (which had meniscus repair on in April) pop and really hurt after riding one day and have not been on it since. I paid over $400 for it. I will be getting back on it when my Doctor and PT say I can. I just had meniscus surgery on the Left knee on Friday.


    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem View Post
    I have a really nice recumbent exercise bike that I bought a little over a year ago. This summer I had my right knee (which had meniscus repair on in April) pop and really hurt after riding one day and have not been on it since. I paid over $400 for it. I will be getting back on it when my Doctor and PT say I can. I just had meniscus surgery on the Left knee on Friday.
    Sounds awful and painful. I just finished 18 minutes and did 3.7 miles. I'm tired. Walked all around wal-mart super center this afternoon. Have a good evening everyone.
    Mary

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    Welcome, Jim's Gem. That's an inpressive weight loss for this time of year. Can you tell us how you did it?

    Mary, can you get a more comfy seat? I put one on my regular bike several years ago. It was a great investment for $20. I gave away my Schwinn AirDyne and can't ride my bicycle because of balance problems. I'm hoping by the time the snow goes that I will be able to ride again. Moira would love it if I can. Lily never did care for running beside the bike.

    I'm tired tonight so it may be a good time to try to get back on more normal hours. If I go to bed before 3, I could get up with the rest of the world. But not before this runner is done. Life keeps getting in the way and next week is filling up, too.

    I had my protein early so I made broccoli with rice and cheese tonight. I know I should have had some chicken, too, but I didn't feel like touching raw chicken just then. I'll cut up some for me tonight when I butcher a chicken for the furgirls. We share though I cook my portions.

    I am losing weight and becoming healthier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    Welcome, Jim' Gem. that's an inpressive weight loss for this time of year. Can you tell us how you did it?

    Mary, can you get a more comfy seat? I put one on my regular bike several years ago. It was a great investment for $20. I gave away my Schwinn AirDyne and can't ride my bicycle because of balance problems. I'm hoping by the time the snow goes that I will be able to ride again. Moira would love it if I can. Lily never did care for running beside the bike.

    I'm tired tonight. It may be a good time to try to get back on more normal hours. If I go to bed before 3, I could get up with the rest of the world. Not before this runner is done. Life keeps getting in the way and next week is filling up, too.

    I had my protein early so I made broccoli with rice and cheese tonight. I know I should have had some chicken, too, but I didn't feel like touching raw chicken just then. I'll cut up some for me tonight when I butcher a chicken for the furgirls. We share.

    I am losing weight and becoming healthier.
    Judy
    Judy I never had a bike growing up. I was wondering if they would all make me sore or if changing it would help. Thanks.I will keep a eye out for one.This one makes my tail bone hurt.Any suggestions on what style or type to get? Thanks Mary
    Mary

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