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Thread: January 2013 Weight Loss Adventure with a prize.

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    I walked on my treadmill this morning, then my daughter came over this afternoon and I walked again with her. A friend gave me her treadmill she wasn't using so I have 2 side by side. It is awesome to walk with someone else.
    I just want to send out an idea for the new people and a reminder for us regulars. Cindy has to pay to send out the package of fat quarters to the winner each month. If you put a dollar (or stamps) in with your fat quarters it will help pay for the postage.

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    mean, and pam, glad to see you back. and yippie on the scrappy. i sewed my squares tonite. let jane slide today. sorta. cut up lots of squares for friendship stars. going to make several quilts with just that pattern.--12" blocks. for 'give aways'. might keep one for my house before i sew up all my nurses scrub material. can't get any more prints.
    i think i will aim for 3-5 lbs gone this month.

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    We have lots of new faces on board this month. I am excited seeing this. Welcome back returning friends and our new friends.

    There may be times I am absent for a few days when my life gets a bit crazy. I do try to get on here daily. We all need encouragement and help from time to time.

    I have a decision that I am not only gonna trim the fat on my body but also make this a year of getting out of debt and limit my spending on my fabric stash. Only buy what is needed to complete projects. And try to get my home decluttered. At times my place looks like a tornado went through.

    I am also doing the stash buster mystery mini train with some of the other ladies in the group. I have pulled some fabric......now have to press them and then cut them into 4 1/2 squares and then the rectangles. Hope to be caught up before the next clue comes out. So i guess I better get off the computer and get infront of the ironing board before I have to get some sleep to be able to work tomorrow.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam H View Post
    I walked on my treadmill this morning, then my daughter came over this afternoon and I walked again with her. A friend gave me her treadmill she wasn't using so I have 2 side by side. It is awesome to walk with someone else.
    I just want to send out an idea for the new people and a reminder for us regulars. Cindy has to pay to send out the package of fat quarters to the winner each month. If you put a dollar (or stamps) in with your fat quarters it will help pay for the postage.
    Good idea ... I already sent my fat quarters with an extra one for her as a thank you --- I will also send $. I can't exercise for now as I have bad sciatica...but once this bout is over --look out!
    "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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    Tomorrow I have to go in to my doctors office. I am going to see if they can weigh me while I am there to see if my scale and theirs weighs me the same. Then when I go back to my doctors on Jan 31, I am going to have them weigh me again and turn in that number. I did weigh myself yesterday though.
    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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    Good Morning everyone! Yea I'm on the Mystery Train too. Don't you find that searching for scraps is like a train going downhill with no way to stop - fabric has been flying it's almost out of control. I've found fabric I'd forgotten about. Scary to think back as to how many years ago I purchased someof it. Yagotta love it. Does standing at my ironing board all day count as exercise? Maybe if I walk from cutting table - fabric stash - ironing board Mmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Dew View Post
    Good Morning everyone! Yea I'm on the Mystery Train too. Don't you find that searching for scraps is like a train going downhill with no way to stop - fabric has been flying it's almost out of control. I've found fabric I'd forgotten about. Scary to think back as to how many years ago I purchased someof it. Yagotta love it. Does standing at my ironing board all day count as exercise? Maybe if I walk from cutting table - fabric stash - ironing board Mmmm.
    Going from the cutting table, digging in the fabric stash and then to ironing board could be part of your work out for the day. LOL

    I personally feel that any movement is better than none, the more we move the better.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Count me in. I need all the encouragement I can get!

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    Wow I am going to have to work hard to keep up with all ladies. I weighed in at work on the 2nd.

    I did manage to eat only a small banana after dinner last night. No junk food.

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    Does it count as exercise if the alarm went off this morning and I though about getting out of bed? I am going to go do it shortly. I need to get back in to the habit of doing it before work in the morning. By the time I get home I am just so DONE! I am having problems at work. I am an aide in a Special Ed classroom. (teacher problem) I talked to the principal before Christmas. I am just so Done with it and upset I am going to lay it all out to the teacher next week. If I didn't need the health insurance I would quit right now I am so upset. The teacher and I have talked several times. I am keeping a notebook of what is going on for my own protection. Wish me luck. Even chocolate and carbs no longer work to calm my nerves. I am going to talk to my sister in law about how to say this to the teacher. SHe just retired after 20 years as a principal. Wish me luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmom View Post
    Does it count as exercise if the alarm went off this morning and I though about getting out of bed? I am going to go do it shortly. I need to get back in to the habit of doing it before work in the morning. By the time I get home I am just so DONE! I am having problems at work. I am an aide in a Special Ed classroom. (teacher problem) I talked to the principal before Christmas. I am just so Done with it and upset I am going to lay it all out to the teacher next week. If I didn't need the health insurance I would quit right now I am so upset. The teacher and I have talked several times. I am keeping a notebook of what is going on for my own protection. Wish me luck. Even chocolate and carbs no longer work to calm my nerves. I am going to talk to my sister in law about how to say this to the teacher. SHe just retired after 20 years as a principal. Wish me luck.
    You can count it any way you want. I know i am trying to get back in the habit of exercising. I need to build up my endurance again. UGH. Even with losing down to my current weight, it blows my mind how quickly we can lost our endurance. Some of you know what I went through last year.......and for those who don't I will share. I went in the hospital with what I thought was pneumonia and found out I had lung cancer. I ended up having my lung removed and cant do as much as I had in the past. I really have to pay attention and pace my self.

    Meanmom........I am praying for your situation at work. And i understand what you mean about needing the medical insurance.

    Keep your chin up and know you are a better person than she is.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Our December winner is Shadowirish..........she and I tied for December with 5 lbs each. I am sending her the whole batch of red FQ's

    Congrats Shadowirish.


    Keep up your good work.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Congratulations to both of you for losing any amount of weight in December.

    I was happy that I only gained 2 pounds. I was not actively trying to lose last month.

    Dare I write this? There is a staircase across the road from me that has just over 90 steps that zig zag up a hillside. I need to start using the stairs on my way home from work. 14 years ago when I moved into this house I was doing the stairs 3 times a day. I doubt I used them 3 times all of last year.

    I need a shove to get me walking up those stairs again. I am publically commiting to using the stairs once a week for the Month of January. I will post here each time I use them.

    I am lucky that my Sunday job is a physical one. I am working on my feet for 8 hours lifting 10-40 pound totes all day. I just need to get moving the rest of the week.
    Attending University. I will graduate a year after my son and year before my daughter.

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    Congratulations to both of you for losing in December. December is the hardest month to lose. I can no longer wear my 2 smalest pairs of pants. I put a pair on yesterday. They will button but would be uncomfortable to wear. Hopefully next week. I WILL get my lazy butt out of bed in the morning and jump on the elliptical! I know it is good for my nerves too.
    If nothing is worked out after talking to the teacher I will go back to the principal. I can't keep working like it is now. I am not really confident that talking to her will help as we have talked before. There is another aide who is only in there a couple of hours a day who agrees with me.

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    Wow! Really? I won? The great thing is losing....any amount. I started at 264 Thanksgiving 2011 and am now down to 209. And thank you all for the support and accountability I needed to get back on track as I had been at a stand still from Aug to Nov, at least I didn't gain during that time. Dr wants me to lose another 30...one day at a time.
    Congratulations to all for being here and making the effort, we're all winners!

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    UGH!!!! I hate getting sick. I woke up this morning with a raging sore throat and sinuses dripping. As the day progressed I have been feeling worse, to getting the chills and body aches. I pray that it isn't the flu. I know many who have had it here in my area. Now I am bundled up with the lap top in my lap. Keep going from freezing to burning up.

    I am one who always has the ceiling fans going, now I have them all turned off. Not like me at all........I have taken some meds to help and now the nose is running like a dripping facet. I can deal with that.

    I love my job and really don't want to have to call in. it is te first job I have ever had that I feel this way about. Working for a company that doesnt believe in micro managing is awesome. You are treated as the adult you are and you know what your job is and you do it.

    And I still need to cut the 4 1/2 inch squares for the mystery quilt i am doing from the board. got the scrapes pressed last night now time for the cutting and i am too cold or hot to stand at the cutting table. It will get done.


    I have rambled on enough.......I am going to try to sweat this out so I can go to work tomorrow.

    Good night my friends
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Oh, Cindy, I'm sorry you are ill again. A new job brings a new batch of germs, it seems. There is a nasty flu going around here. I hope we all sit it out. Sleep well and wake up feeling well.
    Judy

    Congratulations, shadowIrish.

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    I dont think I got it from work, they all stay away when sick, so if I am not better in the morning i will call in and go to a carenow clinic. i am changing docs and dont have an appointment with the new doc for 2 weeks and they close early on fridays. I hope to sleep well........having one of the hot spells right now. my feet feel like they are on fire. UGH what else can happen.


    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    Oh, Cindy, I'm sorry you are ill again. A new job brings a new batch of germs, it seems. There is a nasty flu going around here. I hope we all sit it out. Sleep well and wake up feeling well.
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    Congratulations, shadowIrish.
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    Ok - I'm in - might just be the motivation I need!

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    Cindy I hope you feel better. There are all kinds of things going around here too. The teacher is coughing and feels ill but is there spreading her germs. One of the kids probably used a half of boxes of tissues today, the rest is all over us and on his shirt. We practically bathe in hand sanitizer in our room.
    I will get my lazy butt out of bed in the morning and get onto the elliptical. I recorded a show to watch for an incentive.

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    Hi All.
    Nothing newsworthy to report. Just cutting back on portions and moving more. Cleaning out drawers and general cleaning to keep me up and moving instead of vegetating in front of the tv. I stopped eating after 6:00. thats all for today.

    Hope everyone feels better and all the problems get resolved. Hope everyone has a nice weekend.
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    Well I woke up feeling worse than when I went to bed. I am going to stay bundled up on the couch today, and yes I did call in.


    I would love to see some people share some of what has worked for them, or hasn't worked. Lets encourage one another any way we can.

    Once I can get out to the store I am going to get me some bottled water and lemons to drink some lemon water, I know from past experiences that the lemon water is a great natural diuertic and will help with weight loss.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    I'm not really sure what works for me - except cutting down. TOday I have picked a bit, but it was right after my lunch, nothing between breakfast and lunch and nothing I plan to snack on before dinner is served. I try to have something to drink all during the day, but I haven't been able to put my finger on any specific thing that works for me - maybe keeping out of the kitchen?? THat's why it's so hard for me to lose.
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    My fat quarters are in the mail

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    I see we have some more new faces on board with us. Welcome each and everyone. I am excited to see how we do this month and each month this year.

    Please feel free to share something about yourself and what you are working on. And if I forget to mention anyone please forgive me it was an oversight.

    Kequilts
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    Ljs313 - welcome back for your time away


    Remember the weight didn't go on in 1 day and it wont come off in 1 day. It took us many days of it creeping on and will do the same going away. Drink plenty of water. It is important to stay hydrated.
    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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