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Thread: January 2013 Weight Loss Adventure with a prize.

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    January 2013 Weight Loss Adventure with a prize.

    On January 1st weigh yourself and write it down. Do NOT send it to me. On January 31st weigh yourself again and PM me with your loss. This is weight lost not % lost. I will announce the winner February 3rd.

    PM me for address. FQs need to be received no later than the 15th 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.

    January brings us into the New Year, many of us have been dealing with lots of white.as in the snow. Our theme of the month will be neutrals. 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 January 4th at 9 p.m. CST, with your FQ received by the 15th 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 JANUARY 4TH. THERE IS NO NEED TO PM FOR PARTICIPATION, JUST YOUR ENDING WEIGHT LOSS FOR THE MONTH.

    You must sign into the thread at least weekly to be eligible for the winning "skinny quarters" or to be declared "best loser for the month."
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    I am going to try this. I love FQ's so this might be an incentive.
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    I'm in again. Dec wasn't great for losing but hey I did lose and that's a good thing!

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    I'm in for January. Only lost 2 pounds during the holidays, but gained back one, so a total of one lost. guess that's good (I keep remembering how much that is in butter - 1# of butter lost - or lard, perhaps) Anyway, a loss is a loss. I have right at 25# left to go, so it's getting harder and harder. I need the incentive. FQ will be in Wednesday's mail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lstew2212 View Post
    I am going to try this. I love FQ's so this might be an incentive.
    Welcome Lisa, this is a fun group. Feel free to share what you are working on or anything you wish to share.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    I'm in again. I guess I need to face the scale to weigh in now. My GS is here and he is a grazer..... he is killing my weight loss. My DD is also here and is pregnant. SHe eats non stop too. Her DH is skin and bones and eats whatever isn't moving. They have been here for 2 weeks. While I love them and the visit they are NOT good to have around for weight loss. SIL was hungry last night and left to get more beer he came home with pizza and ice cream.

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    Meanmom, HOpefully, it was right around dinner time and you could have a piece of pizze for dinner - and the ice cream was a flavor you don't particularly like, so can pass on that?????
    Kathleen

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    I'm in for January.
    Meanmom, I know what you mean. House guests and one of them pregnant. I am amazed at how much food my daughter eats!

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    Ok imin! My first! Hard to lose wt as im on steroids but sounds fun!!:-)

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    Oh, can a Canadian join in?

    DH and I both need incentive to lose weight. Dh doctor told him to lose 60 pounds in 2013. Dr. wants him to lose 5 pounds per month. I need to lose at least 60 pounds realistically I should lose 80 pounds. Baby steps, if I can manage 5 pounds per month I will be a happy camper.

    I will weigh in on January 2nd, as I will be back at work where we have a medical scale. The one at home is not at all accurate. If you get on and off it the weight varies by up to 7 pounds.
    Attending University. I will graduate a year after my son and year before my daughter.

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    This is open to anyone no matter where you are. Please feel free to join us, send me a PM for mailing address if you decide you want to join. We have lots of fun and encouragment is always needed and welcome from those who chose to join.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tothill View Post
    Oh, can a Canadian join in?

    DH and I both need incentive to lose weight. Dh doctor told him to lose 60 pounds in 2013. Dr. wants him to lose 5 pounds per month. I need to lose at least 60 pounds realistically I should lose 80 pounds. Baby steps, if I can manage 5 pounds per month I will be a happy camper.

    I will weigh in on January 2nd, as I will be back at work where we have a medical scale. The one at home is not at all accurate. If you get on and off it the weight varies by up to 7 pounds.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    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.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Hi Cindy,

    I have sent you a PM to join in.

    My LQS has a big sale on FQ this weekend.
    Attending University. I will graduate a year after my son and year before my daughter.

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    Hmmm......I want to win both Feb and March because those colors sound so awesome. Too bad you can't win 2 months in a row.

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    Okay I am in too.. There Patti. )) I'm joining you. This will be my first time too and Painiacs and I are going to do this together.
    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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    Welcome to the new ones joining us. Here is a place for encouragement, venting and anything else you need to do or share. We are not a judgemental group. We all have to start somewhere. I know a year ago I was up to 250 and today I am down to 184. The weight didnt happen over night and it wont go away overnight. I lose 1 lb at a time.

    So Welcome to:
    Painiacs
    Tothill
    Airwick156
    Lstew2212

    I am still looking for some of our long running member to join in. I may need to send some private messages to encourage those who have dropped out.

    Good luck everyone.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    In an hour and 40 minutes, a new year begins - a time for new beginnings. I'm in for another month - well, more than that. Coral in March is a real hook for me, though aqua in February is a favorite, too.

    Happy New year to all willing to try this adventure, both newcomers and returnees. One day at a time, one pound at a time we can this together.

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    Ok I love coral and turquoise. Somehow i will have to cheat so I can win both. I know I can't win 2 months in a row. I had better get back on the good food train. Sending the last of the junk food home with DD today. I think I get the award for last month for most junk food consumed in 2 weeks.
    Happy New year to everyone. Time for a new beginning.

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    Taboo Tuesday - give up your old ways and create a new habit starting today. It can be anything, doesn't have to be specifically something to do with eating - although that's what we, on this thread look at. some ideas: How about switch to a diet soda vs full sugared one or sit down to eat your meal vs standing up or eat in the kitchen vs in front of the tv; drive within the speed limit vs over it...see what I mean - create a new habit starting today. Good eating everyone.
    Kathleen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanogay View Post
    Taboo Tuesday - give up your old ways and create a new habit starting today. It can be anything, doesn't have to be specifically something to do with eating - although that's what we, on this thread look at. some ideas: How about switch to a diet soda vs full sugared one or sit down to eat your meal vs standing up or eat in the kitchen vs in front of the tv; drive within the speed limit vs over it...see what I mean - create a new habit starting today. Good eating everyone.
    I love the idea of creating something new, a new habit.............they say you have to work at it for about 17 days for it to stick as a habit. I am looking forward creating my new habit. I have a lead foot, so mine will be driving the speed limit.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Thanks for the reminder Cindy. Sign me up. Skipping December entirely was enough of a break-have to start again sometime. Might as well be now...
    A dog is not "almost human" and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blondeslave View Post
    Thanks for the reminder Cindy. Sign me up. Skipping December entirely was enough of a break-have to start again sometime. Might as well be now...
    Welcome back, I am sending many of our missing members from months back to see if we can help each other kick start the new year.


    I am going to be looking for ways to help encourage, it may be in small ways like a quote of the day or anything that could help each one of us in the right direction with our weight loss.

    Well i need to stay offline for a few hours, have a quilt that i must go quilt and get the binding done,.....has to be delivered on wednesday after work.

    Check in later.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Quote Originally Posted by createfourpaws View Post
    On January 1st weigh yourself and write it down. Do NOT send it to me. On January 31st weigh yourself again and PM me with your loss. This is weight lost not % lost. I will announce the winner February 3rd.

    PM me for address. FQs need to be received no later than the 15th 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.

    January brings us into the New Year, many of us have been dealing with lots of white.as in the snow. Our theme of the month will be neutrals. 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 January 4th at 9 p.m. CST, with your FQ received by the 15th 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 JANUARY 4TH. THERE IS NO NEED TO PM FOR PARTICIPATION, JUST YOUR ENDING WEIGHT LOSS FOR THE MONTH.

    You must sign into the thread at least weekly to be eligible for the winning "skinny quarters" or to be declared "best loser for the month."
    I'm in to be thin and healthy. How Do I find where to send Fat quarter?
    "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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    Okay, my new habit will be a tough one for me. I will read a magazine through and pass it on. I will not add it to my paper clutter. My cluttered bedroom leads to a body cluttered with fat. Getting rid of the current problem is a separate issue. BTW, I have a lead foot, too. I have learned to drive no more than 5 or 6 mph over the speed limit and for now I can live with that. A ticket for 10 over would be too many yards of fabric.

    I haven't made my New Year's resolutions yet, but I know what's on top of the list, and unlike most Americans, it's not to lose weight. I will think of them while I sew today and print them out this evening.

    What to eat today? I am eating from my freezers now. Not because of a monetary issue, but because they are cluttered, too. It's too late to thaw pork for a favored crockpot dish, so I'm thinking chicken. The chicken, rice and black beans mixture I found in the freezer yesterday was delicious. I'll have to remember what I used for seasoning - low sodium taco, I would guess.

    No diet soda here. If I were to drink anything like that, I'd have a smaller amount of sugared rather than diet. For me it's a non issue as I can't have Nutrasweet, but for others, I'd look into the research that says diet soda upsets your insulin levels and makes you hungier. The sweet taste triggers a release of insulin to deal with the sugar that's coming. The sugar doesn't come so the insulin wrecks havoc on your body rather than digesting sugar. Interesting concept for soda drinkers to consider. I don't drink any (almost) because of osteoporosis, which is now better and I want it stay that way. I had half a Coke on Christmas. Several of my children were shocked as they haven't seen that since 1994.

    Off to take a bath, quilt and clean my computer desk. That's enough for today. A Health magazine came in the mail - I don't subscribe - so I need to finish it and pass it on. Lots of good information in there. I will weigh myself after my bath and write it on the calendar (small). I will also write a big, colorful, projected weight loss number. I'll decide what that will be after I see my current weight.

    I am losing weight and getting healthier.
    Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    I'm in to be thin and healthy. How Do I find where to send Fat quarter?
    Pete

    I sent you a PM with the address of where to mail the FQ aka skinny quarter.


    Good Luck
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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