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    Need ideas for snacks for a weeklong quilt retreat. Everyone brings chocolate and other sweets. The food provided is not local either. Any ideas out there?
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    Pete, how about bringing a vegie tray, fruit and nuts? You will be prepared with a healthy snack when everyone is munching on chocolate. I need to think about this for myself too. I will be at a retreat the 14-16th. If you have a Sam's Club membership, they have a nice vegie tray for $9 or so; maybe $10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Need ideas for snacks for a weeklong quilt retreat. Everyone brings chocolate and other sweets. The food provided is not local either. Any ideas out there?
    Wow a week long quilt retreat. How much fun.

    Snacks can be a challenge. I would suggest some of those 100 calorie packs you can get. Also think about some fruit and nuts.

    Drink plenty of water. Also lemons are a natural diuertic (sp?) I drink lots of water with lemon in it.

    Enjoy your time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam H View Post
    Pete, how about bringing a vegie tray, fruit and nuts? You will be prepared with a healthy snack when everyone is munching on chocolate. I need to think about this for myself too. I will be at a retreat the 14-16th. If you have a Sam's Club membership, they have a nice vegie tray for $9 or so; maybe $10.
    Like the nuts idea and fruit.. maybe Cutie oranges?. Have to get used to veggies! Thanks for ideas
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    A quick tip, probably mentioned on previous weight loss threads. Buy smaller dinner plates. I have some glass plates that are about 2 inches narrower than our regular dinner plates. If I fill my glass plate I have about 3/4 the food I would have if I filled our regular dinner plates.

    I still feel like I have had a full portion of food.

    I am lucky that I do not have a sweet tooth. I do not like sweetened drinks, so pop has never been an issue for me. Baked goods are not an issue either, but if you put a bag of kettle cooked chips in front of me, I will eat the whole thing, even a family sized bag.

    However, I love red meat and tend to abandon portion control when I eat it. I also only like potatoes when roasted or baked and loaded with sour cream and bacon bits. I am better off loading my plate with non starchy vegies and not eating any spuds at all.

    My dh, who also needs to lose weight loves all things carb, cookies, doughnuts, candy and more. He used to drink lots of pop, but discovered fizzy water when on a business trip to the Netherlands. He is happy to drink sparkling water instead of pop. He loves the mouth feel. This year for Christmas he got a Soda Stream to make his own fizzy water at home. You can buy flavouring for the water, be he likes it plain.
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    Good Morning, I am heading out to work this morning. I am not 100% over the crude but feel better than I did on Friday.

    Made some chicken chilli for dinner last night, and will take some for lunch today. I don't have much of an appetitte. I am making myself eat.

    Have the best day you can.
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    glad you are feeling better cindy. my DH is fighting it, but he just keeps on going, and spreading it. so maybe he isn't too bad. i'm popping the vitimin C and Lysine, to fight the cold sore coming on. dull headache for the last 2 days.
    glad to see everyone on the scrappy mystery quilt paintmejudy is doing. this is the 2nd one of hers, that i have done. the last one turned out sooooooo nice.
    trying to get back in the wt loss mindset. doing better each day. made a 'school girl list'
    ---no ice cream, no cake, no sugar, drink lots of water. move more. ' it's written in large print, and laying on the counter, so i see it all the time when i walk in the kitchen. send your positive thoughts my way. need them. another 10 lbs, and i will be back down to retirement wt. so would like to get there, and shed all this 'sicky' retirement wt.

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    I had a nice weekend and didn't even have to fight with myself to much. Stayed on track all weekend!
    I did however make the mistake of watching the biggest looser on sunday night. I know i am overweight and i needed a kick in the butt to get myself in gear again, but the way they treat the contestants is terrible. I will not be watching it again. Dont they know that bulling is out.

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    Pam I have seen all of those studies that say you need to sleep more. I go to bed some time around midnight and get up at 5:30 or 6. Even on the weekend that is what I do. Once in a great while I will sleep in until 7. How am I supposed to get more sleep. I am tired when I get home from work but if I take a nap I am up all night. Sometimes I take a 10 minute nap.
    I don't like the biggest loser either. Too much yelling at them . They do have some good recipe ideas. I had their recipe book from the library and they have some good stuff in it. I am always looking for new ideas. I get bored with food and make new stuff.
    I finally exercised today. I haven't in a while. The scale is still the same but my measurements are up. I think I am turning into a bowl of jello. Gotta stop that.
    I am working on the mystery train ride quilt too. Gotta finish my table runners, they need binding then I can go back to the mystery.
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    Hey Pete,
    I've been on WW online only since 10/10/12 love it bye bye 30lbs. Eat most anything but in moderation the points + really work if I do Caution on the nuts very high fat. Keep sewing at your retreat - sew sew sew drink water go to the water closet and forget the snacks you'll be happy you did.

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    I was near the school library today and read a sign that made me think.
    Become the person you want to be
    for the rest of your life.

    I want to become a slimmer person for the rest of my life. I am losing weight and becoming healthier.

    Pat, your table runners are as cute as they can be. My oldest daughter is a snowman lover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Dew View Post
    Hey Pete,
    I've been on WW online only since 10/10/12 love it bye bye 30lbs. Eat most anything but in moderation the points + really work if I do Caution on the nuts very high fat. Keep sewing at your retreat - sew sew sew drink water go to the water closet and forget the snacks you'll be happy you did.
    Thanks, Daisy! You give me hope.
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    good evening Ladies.......came home to a nice pile of FQ's and a suprise from Pete.


    FQ's and bonuses received from:
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    DaisyDew
    And I think this one is Painaic (P.T. from MI) I think this is you. did not have your screen name there. So I am guessing. Please confirm.

    Thank you all for sending some to help with the postage.
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    Hows everyone doing? We finally had our Christmas this weekend so im sure i didnt lose! But didnt gain!!!:-D

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    Hows everyone staying on tract? Drinking lots of water? Too cold to go out and walk!

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    Cindy i have the same pedometer and love it! I also had an app on my ipod that as you record your steps you walk the 7 wonders! Makes it more fun!!
    Hope you feel better tomorrow! I may send you more fq for next few months! Then I HAVE to stick with it!! Hee hee

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    Taboo Tuesday - Count and LIMIT your fat grams to 20 for women and 30 for our men. Every food had a certain amount of fat grams, but by limiting them, you allow your body to make up the extra needed fats from your reserve (That which we're trying to loose) This was a tip I learned when I was doing the NutraSystem program (it worked as long as I bought and ate their food - once I was back on my own, I picked up some weight back). Anyway - eat healthy everyone.
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    Where is everyone????

    How is your weightloss going? Have you come up with a plan on what you are going to do to be successful?

    I am drinking more water during the day and less sodas. I have found the 3 liter bottles of Ozark water at walmart for $1.00, and easy to keep at my desk. I can drink this one at room temp. I know I am a water snob, this is the only one I have found that doesnt taste like tap water when at room temp.

    I also add fresh lemons to my water.

    Keep up with your decision to loss.........you are a winner!!!!
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    I am sitting here patting myself on the back for having a great doctors appointment today that I was petrified of the results I feared getting.
    I had to have an ultrasound done on my cartoid arteries to find out why I had a headache pain in my head that came on suddenly and was so excruciating that I was crying and almost as fast as it came...it stopped. So they don't know why it happened. Anyways......naturally they have to weigh me every time I go in and today I was VERY happy with how much weight I have lost since January 1st. I hope to at least double or even triple the amount and hopefully I won't "poop" out. )) I am sending my first fat quarter to Cindy tomorrow. Its all ready to go.
    How is everyone doing. Eating well and getting lots of exercise. Now is the time that I wish I had a couple two or three toddlers to have to chase after. LOL
    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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    My fat quarters are on their way.
    I signed up for a weight loss challenge in my community. I hope this give me the incentive I need to start losing. I mean, this WILL give me the incentive I need to start losing. So much for me getting to bed early. It's after 1 already. Off I go!

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    Just a reminder for those who have yet mailed out their FQ's, please include your screen name when you mail them. The 15th will be here before you know it.

    I will post as I get them when they arrive.
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    Good Morning Everyone! It's a little foggy here in NE FL this am, but it's suppose to be another good one. Getting ready to head to Orlando area on Fri. DH and DD are running the the "Goofy Run" at Disney World DH & DD will dothe half Marathon on Sat and DD will also do the full marathon on Sun! I'm support crew . Got all the strawberries, bananas and cantalope need to clean, slice and dice. We are taking the RV looking forward to a good time. The 4 leggers love camping too. If I can ever figure out how to post a pic I'll send one of the fearless runners.

    My weigh in is on Sun so I'll let you know the loss. Feeling really good on this adventure - learning about stress eating and just want to eat eating Mmm. Thanks everyone for your input and ups and downs it all helps!

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    Hey all!! Went to the Surgeon's yesterday for my follow-up since having the gallbladder removed. He said I'm good to go!! Everything healed up great and I'm doing good. Told me I can walk all I want, do stairs. Told him I've been doing that for about 3 weeks now. He laughed, said that was great. He did tell me that until the end of the month I couldn't scuba, sky dive, snow board, mud wrestle, bull ride, or pole vault. I asked if Kangaroo boxing was ok? He laughed. Said that by the end of the month I could pretty much do what I wanted.

    So Friday I go back to work. Tomorrow I go in to get Occupational Health to release me. Then I'm good to go. I'm looking forward to going back, but it's bitter sweet. I'll miss all my sewing time I've had. Plus, when I go back, my co-worker is leaving for another job. I'll miss her.

    Now to head to the basement to sew!!! I only have 2 more days of it!!
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    Stopping by to say hello! I am all settled in our forever home now~ big sigh of relief! For those who don't know or don't remember we moved twice last year...once after finally selling our house & then into a rental while we had our dream house built. After that crazy year I actually gained 8 pounds, I mean really???? Do you have any idea how much work moving is? oh yeah stress eating was involved too well anyway; things are settling down & I plan on getting back on track. I am walking every other day, went 4 1/2 miles today with a good bit of big hills too.

    Question about diet sodas, is Crystal light concerned the same? I can drink tons of that but maybe it is hurting me too.
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    Welcome back Dody!! Glad to hear you are getting all settled into your new home. I just got off my treadmill and was feeling good about 1 1/2 miles. Good for you doing 4 1/2. Makes me miss my Texas winters where I had a walking buddy and we would do 3-5 miles a few times a week.
    Crystal light has aspartame; same as most diet sodas. It doesn't have the carbonation so at least it shouldn't affect your bone health.
    Time for a grapefruit and yogurt for my breakfast.

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