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Thread: January 2013 Weight Loss Adventure with a prize.

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    Thanks Pam! I think I will drink it but add twice as much water so it is at lease very weak. Then maybe I'll go 3/4 water Our weather in Fl is so pretty now, 75*..perfect for the walk.

    I am still working on my king size batik quilt. I started cutting it out in Ga. and pieced it in the rental house & now I am hand quilting it here. It is all triangles (Fons & Porter) and all crazy bright batiks. I really need sunglasses for this one but hubby said he was 'over' blue & wanted an orange bedroom here. it is either hoing to be stunning or a down right mess!

    I still have not quilted my Eye Spy quilt but it's on the list with my Garden Angel quilt.
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    Welcome back Beachbound.....and that is where I wish I was at......meaning the beach. I am ready for some warm weather.

    It has been crazy here in the Dallas area with the weather, snow on christmas day to rain today ........ up to 70 on Friday and back down to the 30's on Saturday and sunday. UGH.....on crazy winter this year.

    Be careful drinking something with aspartane....... I know for some they dont have a problem, for me if I drink too much of it I get a migraine. and then can't function. I have been doing more lemon water.......and it seems to be helping. I am noticing that the close are getting even loser than a month ago.
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    My DH gets migraines from aspartame also. So just in case I don't drink it either. Walking a bit when the weather & time will allow. It's nice to have a January thaw. Does any one know how Australia is doing w/ their bush fires. It sounded bad the other day. Hope all are safe!!

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    Why is it that whenever I decide I need to seriously limit my carbs they seem to be everywhere? They have served mashed potatoes for lunch at school 3 times this week. They looked so good. I was dying for potatoes. I made mashed cauliflower for dinner. It was yummy. The last time I mashed cauliflower I wasn't too pleased with the result. I would do this again.
    Welcome back Beachbound. Wow sounds like a busy year. Cindy the weather has been up and down like crazy here too. It was supposed to be 55 today. It is cold and rainy. I guess we will all have to come and visit you.

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    Has anyone noticed that the second half of hand quilting a quilt goes so much faster than the first half? I hate the unquilted layers, the darn thing is just so bulky to move around but when it's quilted the quilt moves much easier. Anyhow, I am making good progress now & am hopeful of finishing it in the next month or so.
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    Hi,

    Checking in, but hanging my head in shame. Stressed out and eating to much.

    I am doing well with breakfast, homemade granola, 1/2 a banana, 1/2 frozen berries and 40 cal Almond Breeze every day. I did not put in as many seeds and nuts this batch (did not have them and did not want to go shopping), I find it does not keep me full until my lunch break. Next batch I will put more nuts and seeds in. I know they are high in fat, but if I am not hungry for 5.5 hours after eating, I am not snacking, nor likely to eat too much at lunch.

    The stress is causing me to eat too much at dinner and afternoon snacks.

    Oh well tomorrow is another day.

    Does anyone know off the top of your head if WW takes into consideration special diets? I am Gluten and mostly Dairy free.
    Attending University. I will graduate a year after my son and year before my daughter.

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    No shame in this group Tothill. Just do your best and we all know some days are better than others. I don't know what you mean by if WW takes special diets into consideration. They have a point system and you try to stay within your points. There's no special diet you have to follow.
    I just got home and we have freezing rain here. We have 1 more day above freezing and then back to reality.

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    Came home to find some more FQ's

    Squires 1042 - 3 months
    lauriejo - 1 month
    Pam H - 3 months plus a bonus fq for me Thanks Pam

    Getting some nice skinny quarters for the monthly winners.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    thx cindy, i recieved the FQ's today. i'm doing better at leaving the junk alone. better, not the best. isn't it hard to get back to leaving all crap alone? i'm thinking about 'right now'. being good, right now. now to bed without getting into anything i hope.

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    Hi,

    Post above posted again for some reason.

    When I asked about WW and special diets, I guess I was asking if they have point values for special diets foods. Things like gluten free bread and bagels, almond milk, goats milk cheese etc. Or is there an easy way to determine the point value of different foods?

    I think I need a structured program to follow, some rules and guidelines to get me back on track. I know the rules, I know portion size, I just need a kick start to get me losing.
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    Well, I joined WW today and could not eat all the points alloted to me! So, had to have a small bag of carmel corn and still didn't make the points. I may like this program! Wish me luck.
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    You don't have to hang your head in shame, we all do things we should not. tomorrow is a new day, you start over.. You can make wiser choices in what you choose to eat.

    I think WW does, you could go talk to them before signing up. they may let you sit in one meeting for free. it doesnt hurt to check it out.




    Quote Originally Posted by Tothill View Post
    Hi,

    Checking in, but hanging my head in shame. Stressed out and eating to much.

    I am doing well with breakfast, homemade granola, 1/2 a banana, 1/2 frozen berries and 40 cal Almond Breeze every day. I did not put in as many seeds and nuts this batch (did not have them and did not want to go shopping), I find it does not keep me full until my lunch break. Next batch I will put more nuts and seeds in. I know they are high in fat, but if I am not hungry for 5.5 hours after eating, I am not snacking, nor likely to eat too much at lunch.

    The stress is causing me to eat too much at dinner and afternoon snacks.

    Oh well tomorrow is another day.

    Does anyone know off the top of your head if WW takes into consideration special diets? I am Gluten and mostly Dairy free.
    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 had forgotten about the plan to send the FQ to you. Now that is a great idea knowing a few months in advance. Since I am behind for this month I will need to get going for next month.
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    I am a sometime WW member. If you buy one of their points calculators you can use the nutritional info on the back of the package to calculate the points. The leaders and other employees there have always been really helpful to me. It is a good program. I cook a lot from scratch and I love their online etools for calculating recipes. Explain to them you dietary needs and they will help you work it out. Their program is really flexible now. YOu can eat anything you want as long as you count the points.
    I am wearing my skinny pants today and they fit really well. I got a couple of compliments at work today on my weight loss. That is also so helpful when the loss shows:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmom View Post
    I am a sometime WW member. If you buy one of their points calculators you can use the nutritional info on the back of the package to calculate the points. The leaders and other employees there have always been really helpful to me. It is a good program. I cook a lot from scratch and I love their online etools for calculating recipes. Explain to them you dietary needs and they will help you work it out. Their program is really flexible now. YOu can eat anything you want as long as you count the points.
    I am wearing my skinny pants today and they fit really well. I got a couple of compliments at work today on my weight loss. That is also so helpful when the loss shows:-)
    Congrats! Maybe one day I will be able to wear "skinny pants" You done good..keep it up.
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    I know the feeling of wearing the skinny pants. I have a good pant set that I wore for a long time. My sister liked it, so gave it to her and she wore it for about 2 years and then gave it back to me. Have been wearing it, but tonight when I put it on to go out to dinner, it was loose. Boy did that feel good and it might be a shame that it has been such a good suit (paid a good penny for it, but obviously was worth every cent) and I might have to give it away. I'll miss it - it is purples, my favorite color. For dinner, had a grilled Mediterranean Chicken breast - grilled chicken with spinach over rice and broccoli as the veggie. Very good and filling.
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    I got another squishy package today from Jim's Gem.


    Thank you for the extra.

    As of today I have only recieved FQ's from 11 out of 25. If you haven't gotten yours in the mail. If there is a problem send me a private message.

    Each and every one of us is a winner in some way. You all will lose, set small goals each month. And you too will be in skinny pants before you know it.
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    This has been a tough week diet wise. I've started a new schedule at work, from full time to 3 days a week. I'll be retiring in 5 or 6 months so am easing into it. Last weekend was my first 4 day weekend, which was wonderful but made it really hard to be 'good'. I must learn quickly how to deal with this new life style! On the bright side ...more time for sewing!

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    Soon, Shadowirish, you'll wonder how you had time to work. I did not quilt before retirement, but I did do a lot of apparel sewing. How did I do my daughters' weddings while working???

    I've been eating well but not losing any weight. Tonight I didn't eat well. I took a GD to dinner at a fast food restaurant. I am starting over right now - not waiting for tomorrow. Today was a pretty tasty feast day.

    The baby quilt for a shower in Missouri on Sunday went in the mail Wednesday without a picture because my camera was balky. Tonight a picture showed up on Facebook - the soon to be father opened the package as soon as it arrived. It was hard to choose fabrics when we don't know the gender - I do know her bedding is yellow ducks. I must have done okay, because my GD and GDIL love it. Some of the fabrics were leftovers from their wedding quilt in 2011.
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    I love your quilt, Irishrose. I'm sure it will get loved to death. I'm still working on my wallhanging. It has to be done in time for the baby shower on the 19th.
    Way to go, Meanmom! I'm hoping to get into my skinny jeans in a few months.
    My pregnant daughter wanted to go to Red Robin tonight. She and I shared a burger so that's only half as bad as it could have been.

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    Irish I love the baby quilt. Yes it is so hard when you don't know the gender of the baby. I like making a boy or girl one. I really want to make a girls one but everyone I am making for seems to be having boy ones. My DD is pregnant and has requested something kinda Charley Harper. I am thinking of copying his zoo babys poster. I am still working out the details in my mind. I usually have to work quilts out in my head first then draw it out on paper when I do my own designs.
    I have been eating very well this week. Tons of fruits and veggies. My stomach is not used to eating so much of this and has been a little rumble this week. It always takes a few days for my body to adjust. I need to exercise more. My weight and bad knees would thank me.
    I am doing the mystery train quilt and really want to finish last weeks clue, but I think I really need to get the CHristmas tree down first.
    Healthy eating and exercise to all.
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    Irish......love your quilt. Sounds like the father to be was anxious to see what they got for the baby to wait for the baby shower. Don't you just love facebook when you forget to get a picture of something. I know that is how I get current pictures of my son and his wife down in Houston.

    Mean.... I know what you mean about getting the clues done on the mystery train quilt and have other things that need to get done first.

    Pam... that was a great plan sharing the burger with your daughter. These are some of the little things that make it a big help. I am going out for italian tonight. and my plan is to bring 1/2 of it home for another meal or share it with mom. We have a coupon for buy one get one free. My date never leaves any food and I am trying to help him see you dont have to clean your plate you can take it home. (yes he is the one i have been seeing for a while now.) we have a standing Saturday date every week (most weeks).

    Shadow....... yes it does take alittle more planning when you spend more time at home. I know I had to stop and realize that when I was laid off from my job and it took me almost 6 months to find another job. I had to pay attention especially when I was getting depressed about not working. Enjoy your retirement

    Well I need to go see if mom is almost ready to head out for some errands, want to get back before the cold front comes through. It was 73 yesterday and today right now is the high of the day at 63, dropping into the 30's.
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    I lost a pound, Woo Hoo. The gym is working and I feel great. Yeah
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lstew2212 View Post
    I lost a pound, Woo Hoo. The gym is working and I feel great. Yeah

    Nothing succeeds like success! Losing that pound makes the next one easier.

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    Cindy did you get my PM apologizing for being late mailing? I sent for Jan and Feb.

    I just checked the tracking number (I think tracking stops at the border) and it says it is in transit since Thursday and gives an expected delivery range of 3-9 days. I hope you get it sooner than later.

    I will keep looking for Corals and wait to hear about the colours for April, May June.
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