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Thread: January 2013 Weight Loss Adventure with a prize.

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    I'm in for January.

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    I am in as I need to loose more. Lost 65 but more to go and maybe this will help. Will weigh tomorrow. ON predisone for arthritis so that makes it harder.

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    Count me in. I could sure use those neutral FQ's.
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    Sounds like a great deal! Been on this weight reduction since 10-10-12 doing well (-27) but the boredom sets in so this is a good motivator and the best thing is spending time with quilting buddies. What's not to like! I'm in. Linda B NE Florida

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    Welcome to our new comers and good luck. If you like you can share a little about yourself or what you are working on.

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    In the thread is the themes for the first quarter if you want to commit to 3 months you can send in all months for the weight loss. Also please include your screen name.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    I'm in! As Tothill said, I have to lose 50-60 pounds and want to do it with some support that doesn't cost money such as Weight Watchers. We all know how to eat healthy and with a little will power and support, it will happen. Thank you for organizing this group.

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    Where do you send the FQ's?

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    Is anyone watching the Today Show this morning? They showed a new diet book (The 8-Hour Diet) where you only eat 8 hours of the day, say 10-6 or 11-7. You can pretty much eat as much of whatever you want but you are supposed to include the super 8 power foods. They say you can see big improvements just doing this 3 times a week. The 16 hours of fasting are supposed to shrink your stomach. Also you are supposed to do some exercise right away in the morning to get your metabolism going. Sounds interesting but I'm afraid I would get migraines from going that long without eating.
    I had a big scare yesterday with my son having a low sugar episode. Luckily his girlfriend was with him. I think we might have lost him if not for her. She was sending me messages via facebook asking what to do and I didn't see them until a few hours later. Poor girl. I will be sending her a package with all kinds of things to have on hand. Hopefully I can figure out how to get a glucagon kit. She learned she needs to keep orange juice and other sugary things on hand at all times.
    I'm off to spend some quality time with my treadmill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancyolsonthequilter View Post
    Where do you send the FQ's?
    I sent you a PM with the information of where to send the FQ aka skinny quarter.

    Welcome to the group
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    Help! I don't know how to get into the "thread" to read what the FQ are for Jan (neutral) Feb ? & Mar ?
    I know ya'll will help ! Thanks Linda B

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Dew View Post
    Help! I don't know how to get into the "thread" to read what the FQ are for Jan (neutral) Feb ? & Mar ?
    I know ya'll will help ! Thanks Linda B
    Read through the postings since the first post on this thread, the colors for Feb and March are listed in one of my postings.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    I am in for the next couple of months!!! Need to lose lots more!!!


    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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    Ok I am in again! I have been away from this weight loss thread for wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to long. I need to loose about 100 lbs. So I will be in for the next three months at least.
    lisa

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    I weighed myself and I have 4.5 Christmas pounds plus the two I always want to lose, so my goal for January should be 6.5 pounds. I'll settle for three, so that's what I'm putting on January 31th in a big orange number. I encourage you all to set a realistic goal and post where you can see it regularly. No one will know what it is unlike posting your weight.

    Remember weight control starts in the grocery store and any other place food is sold. If you don't bring IT home, then it won't be there when the munchies hit, but the healthy snack you purchased will be. What's your favorite healthy snack? I just bought some cashew butter so I wonder how it will taste on celery. Cashew butter a healthy snack??? Some fat in your snack is more satisfying than fat free. It's the portion control where some of us lose it - me, number 1 in that category.

    Welcome back, Lisa, and welcome to all newcomers and other returnees.

    I am losing weight and getting healthier.
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    What the heck may as well give it a try. Sign me up, I need to lose about 80 lbs, but a couple a month would be good for me. Now I have to dig out that yoga dvd and actually get into doing it. I am guessing that it is one fat quarter a month to participate. Looking forward to getting the pm with info.

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    I am hoping people will post their weght loss ssecrets and tips! I was a skinny girl until become very ill in the 90s and gained over 100bs. Due to prednisone. My health has improved to where i can move around some. any suggestions for those of us with dentures. Cant eat hard things. Id love to hear your wt loss stories for inspiration. Airwick and I have paired up for the buddy system for encouragement !!
    Thank you! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by createfourpaws View Post
    There have been request in the past to know what the FQ themes are for 3 months at a time. For those who wish to send 3 months at a time, here is the list through March

    January Neutrals
    February: turquoise/shades of blues/greens
    March: Pinks/Coral as in the colors of the sunset.

    I cant wait to see what comes in from everyone.
    Dah! Guess this was the page I missed reading - Okay I'm in for the next 3 months and the FQs will be out the door tomorrow!

    My tip:
    Drink lots of water wright EVERYTHING down that goes into the mouth think - think - think am I hungry - or is this a habit. Eat balanced meals - learn what a portion size is - be honest with yourself. I'm past 60 and have lost 27 lbs since Oct 10, 2012 Don't buy into the ads that tell you just because you are over 40 that it's hopless unless you "do" their plan. Today is the first day that I went on a half hr walk so the 27 off was sitting at my sewing machine. I have asthma and if the temperature out side is below 60 or it's too humid I don't go out cause cold air and high humidity are triggers for me.

    Yes, I think we would all love to hear what has worked for us. Hope everyone joines in. My best to each of you - Linda

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    I'll give it a shot. I could sure stand to lose, I'm great at gaining.
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    i'm in again. need to get back on track. i didn't lose anything in dec. i'm suppose to be cutting 108 4.5" squares out of scraps. getting down to the nitty gritty. i'm such a thrifty sewer, it was hard to come up with scraps that big. had to just bite the bullet and cut some off the shelf. just 5 more to go.
    this is a mystery quilt here on the board. anyone doing it besides irish, and I?
    what's everyone else working on?

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    I am doing the scrappy mystery quilt too. I am also working on a wall hanging for my daughter's nursery. I am ready to press the appliqué pieces on, then I will sandwich and quilt as I stitch down the appliqués. Here it is - a WIP.

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    Sewnso I am doing the Mystery quilt too. I have my 108 squares all sewn. I am not a scrappy quilter and I had a hard time forcing myself to sew some of the colors together. Some of the colors are really weird. I also forced myself to use no batiks.(I am hooked on batiks). I was sure it would look awful, but it looks fine. I still need to post pictures.
    I am going to have to work really hard this month. We have a huge group. I sure could use all of the FQ. I will have to get my lazy butt out of bed and get some exercise tomorrow. Welcome everyone. Good luck to everyone and healthy eating.
    Pat

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    I am excited about doing this with Painiacs My bud!!! Shes going to keep me in line and I'm going to keep her in line. And since were both visually handicapped....this ought to be fun because I don't think either one of us can walk a straight line. I KNOW that I can't. ))
    Losing weight for me has been a very very hard struggle since I was diagnosed as being a type 2 diabetic insulin dependent. Just recently I have been getting for me "alot of exercising" mainly walking using my rollator which is a fancy looking walker with wheels and a seat because I have alot of balance problems. On bad weather days, I try to walk up and down our 2 flights of stairs for 30 minutes at a time. And that is not including how many times I have to go upstairs to use the bathroom. My goal for 2013 is to lose AT LEAST 150 pounds. I know that it is going to be hard but I am going to give it my best shot. Even if I only lose 2-3 pounds its worth it. I weighed myself yesterday and I won't say how much I weigh. I did have my husband put my scale out in the store room and lock the door and told him not to bring it out until January 31 that way I won't HAVE to check to see how much I have lost or gained so that I won't be discouraged.
    So for everyone that is participating in this.. Good Luck to you.

    Oh one thing that I also do for exercise on days the weather is bad or good is this....

    We will drive to town and go to Walmart or Fred Meyers (Krogers in the East) but I will get a grocery cart, start at the first isle...and push the cart down that isle....at a fairly fast pace and I will glance for HEAVY ITEMS...like 25 pounds of dog food, potting soil ANYTHING that has weight to it....I have even actually filled a cart up with canned goods Anything that will put lots of weight in the cart and then I will push that heavy cart up and down EACH ISLE at a fast walking pace as I can while pushing and on the second or third TRIP around the entire store...I will RETURN all of the items that I loaded into my cart back onto the shelves in the same neat way that I removed them. You would be surprised at how much work this is and you stay warm and dry in the process.
    There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. So, love the people who treat you right. Think good thoughts for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of LIFE...Getting back up is LIVING...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Dew View Post
    Dah! Guess this was the page I missed reading - Okay I'm in for the next 3 months and the FQs will be out the door tomorrow!

    My tip:
    Drink lots of water wright EVERYTHING down that goes into the mouth think - think - think am I hungry - or is this a habit. Eat balanced meals - learn what a portion size is - be honest with yourself. I'm past 60 and have lost 27 lbs since Oct 10, 2012 Don't buy into the ads that tell you just because you are over 40 that it's hopless unless you "do" their plan. Today is the first day that I went on a half hr walk so the 27 off was sitting at my sewing machine. I have asthma and if the temperature out side is below 60 or it's too humid I don't go out cause cold air and high humidity are triggers for me.

    Yes, I think we would all love to hear what has worked for us. Hope everyone joines in. My best to each of you - Linda
    Thanks for all the info!!

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    Deanna, your a hoot! Good thing we dont live closethey think we were drunk thru the store! Though we would make each other walk!! Lets get started buddy!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painiacs View Post
    Deanna, your a hoot! Good thing we dont live closethey think we were drunk thru the store! Though we would make each other walk!! Lets get started buddy!!!!
    i love seeing this, we all need to have a partner in crime that we can help .......... but then again this group has been great for me over the last 18 months since I have joined and then when I took over as the hostess of this thread.

    It is awesome that we can encourage one another ...... and help one another out with tips and challenges.

    Have a great day
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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