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Thread: January 2014 Weight loss Adventure with a PRIZE!!!!

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    Yay! Quiltermomma! 7 lbs over Christmas holidays! I am impressed! Let me send you a box of candy as a treat! JK! That's a remarkable loss, you go, star shine!
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    Congratulations Quiltermomma! You did it, and that is a lot especially for that month of all months.
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    We had the last of the Christmas parties yesterday. My Dh family were all here. If everyone showed up it would be 57 people. There were 37 here. A few are out of town and a few won't come because of family issues. There are a few who just never come, no one knows why. It was really nice. I threw the fudge away when they left. I just keep eating it. There are getting to be a lot of little kids again with everyones grandkids. A glass of wine got spilled all over my living room carpet. It was a really dark red wine of course. I got it out of the carpet with resolve carpet cleaner. It stained some of the grout on our fireplace. I will work on that later. After they left I noticed it all over the sleeve of my brand new sweater. So I decided to spray it with the Resolve carpet cleaner, it took 2 treatments but it all came out.

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    I will say was a challenge because the tin of chocolate was full!!!! Then to do holiday baking for neighbors, then a vacation in Phoenix when all you seemed to do was go out to eat. Good thing I increased my water as suggested, exercised more (meaning I started lol) and kept in touch with you ladies. I love reading the info you put on here, it sure helps to stay focused. Now to get over this cold and move forward again.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Congrats QuilterMomma! That is quite an achievement over December. I hate to think about how much I gained over that time. Holiday baking gets me everytime.

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    Received FQ's from

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    vanogay - 3 months plus $

    thank you for those who send a little $ to help defray the shipping cost. I am happy to take the on and you are not required to send.

    I will post when I receive more FQ's so you know they have been received.
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    Congratulations QuilterMomma. I just got back home from Florida for Christmas visit with parents and family. Waiting for me were the fat quarters for November win. They are beautiful fabrics! Can't wait to use them. I won't be joining in this month. I have no idea what I weighed on December 31 or January 1. So will join in next month. Have lots of weight to lose. Good luck everyone.
    Last edited by SandyWh; 01-05-2014 at 02:25 PM.

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    COngrats QM - that was an amazing feat for the holiday season. And Sandy Wh, join us now and just really play along, watching everything you do, you'll be already losing when you get in on the first of February.
    We typically eat out about 3x per week, always have. I generally have a chicken salad of some sort or a chicken plate, but this year, we are trying to eat out less. I'll start cooking my chicken here at home and mix it up with the beef (hubby's favorite) meals. Have been making fruit salads and keeping them for when I just have to have a snack of some sort. Mix them with a yogurt sometimes and other times, just the juice from the canned fruit that I might use. Made a fresh one today - grapes, bananas, apple, orange, kiwi with plain yogurt and just before I serve it, I throw on some minced dates. Probably has more calories that I'd like, but I figure it's better than some cookies or ice cream or other desserts I might have. Plus, I have been losing, so guess it's okay for me. Need to drink more water in this coming year, good resolution I need to keep.
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    Great job QuilterMomma. Losing during the holidays is quite an accomplishment! Winning fat quarters is so exciting!

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    Today's tip

    Dairy products are amazing sources of calcium, vitamin D, potassium, protein and other important nutrients. Make sure to get your dairy every day to maintain bone health at all ages! http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/downloads/TenTips/DGTipsheet5GotYourDairyToday.pdf
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    Congrats QuilterMomma! That's real dedication to lose over the holidays! Good for you!

    I lost 1/2lb in Dec & was pretty proud of myself for that small accomplishment! Just not to have a gain with all of the festivities & parties we had made me happy.

    We are in the midst of a serious winter storm here. I think I will be hibernating for the next few days. I'm just thankful I don't have to go out.

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    Finished my first quilt of 2014, will be delivering this afternoon along with the t-shirt quilt that is my avatar for now.Name:  DSCF3401 (800x600).jpg
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    That's really neat createfourpaws. I love the pop of color. I have never tried black background before, but your quilt really makes me want to try one. Good job.

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    I love the quilt. I have been off school yesterday and today because of the cold. It is -10 right now with a wind chill of -30. I never left the house yesterday. I am doing a demo at quilt guild next week on inset circles. I got my demos made but I still need to write up a tutorial. I found one online but it needs to be fixed.
    I threw all of the goodies away yesterday. I need to get back on track. I ate good yesterday. I do need to exercise. Everyone stay warm with the deep freeze gripping most of the country.

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    Pat, we are off school today, also. DH and I were just sitting here wondering what they'll do about tomorrow because it's supposed to be as cold in the morning (when all the kids will be standing in the cold waiting for the bus) but will warm up more by afternoon.

    My shoulder is bothering me less and less, but I can still feel it (and my hip and knee) after falling on the ice on Saturday. I'm taking it easy so I don't make it worse but I will get in the floor and do a good stretch today. So glad I don't have to get out today.

    CindyR, LOVE the quilt. So bright and fun! Thanks for the calcium information. My doctor has been after me for years to improve my calcium intake.

    Healthy choices for today!

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    Love your quilt, Cindy!

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    CindyA....I received you package. It is in the car and too cold to go get it last night after I got home from delivering the Over and Under quilt. My friend fell in love with it, he says it will go with him every where. LOL I said to him what like Linus with his blanket. He said yes.

    Keep up all you changes, no matter how small they count. Today I backed my lunch and dinner for work. It is cold here in Texas also.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    I keep meaning to bring my FQ's to work to mail. I promise they will go out tomorrow.

    Joined WW last Saturday and have been dedicated to the program. My goal is in reach.......just have to make better food choices.

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    TABOO Tuesday is a Terrific Tuesday. When you reach a goal, reward yourself. If you are on the downward slide (yeah!) and have reached a plateau or a small goal toward your eventual loss, allow yourself a small reward - a (read ONE) cookie, perhaps (something sinful), but follow that up with an extra bottle of water to offset it. Don't go overboard and don't celebrate every pound lost, just significant losses. If you allow yourself a small reward, it makes sticking to the diet much easier. Something about our brains working differently...I can do this with a cookie, but I couldn't do it with just one piece of chocolate (great that there's none of that in the house). Find something that works for you. And I'm sitting here drinking my extra bottle of water because I celebrated this lunch time. Next plateau (for my celebration) is 5 pounds less than today.
    Kathleen

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    Love the tips you gals come up with.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Learn What You Currently Eat and Drink

    Did you know that:

    • The #1 source of calories in the American diet is desserts - like cakes and cookies?
    • Americans get more calories from sugary drinks than any other beverage choice?

    Identifying what you are eating and drinking now will help you see where you can make better choices in the future.

    If you want to make changes to improve the way you eat and your body weight, the first step is to identify what you do now. This includes becoming more aware of:

    • What and how much you eat and drink
    • How physically active you are
    • Your body weight

    People who are most successful at losing weight and keeping it off track their intake regularly. Tracking physical activity and body weight can also help you reach your weight goals.
    Get Started Overcome Stumbling Blocks

    Get started identifying what you eat and drink:

    • Write down what and how much you eat and drink. Find a way that works for you. Use a journal, log your intake on your calendar, keep track on your phone, or use an online tool like the SuperTracker.
    • Start by identifying what you've already eaten today. Be sure to include how much as well as what you ate. Don't forget to include drinks, sauces, spreads, and sides. It all counts.
    • In addition, write down the physical activities you do, and how long you spend doing each one. Log each activity that you do for at least 10 minutes at a time. Every bit adds up. Use the SuperTracker, a journal, atracking form, or mark a calendar.
    • Once you've identified what you are doing now, keep it up! Tracking what and how much you eat and drink, your body weight, and your physical activity can help you manage your body weight over the long term.


    Stumbling Blocks:

    Concerned about identifying what you eat and drink? Here are some common "stumbling blocks" and ideas to help you overcome these barriers:
    "I'm interested in using an online tool, but I don't have internet access every day." If you don't have regular access to a computer, you can begin by simply writing down what, when, and how much you eat in a journal. Just writing down what you eat and drink helps you become more aware. When you are able to access a computer, you can enter several days of intake into the SuperTracker at once.
    "It takes a lot of time to track my intake." The fact is that tracking works. Find a way that you can track your intake that works for you whether it be writing what and how much you eat and drink in a journal, your day planner, or your calendar. With the SuperTracker, you can develop lists of your favorite foods that can help you enter your intake more quickly.
    "By the time I get to a computer, I've forgotten what I ate." For tracking to work, it needs to be complete. If necessary, carry a food journal or log your intake on your smart phone. Logging what you eat immediately will help your tracking to be more accurate.
    "I can identify what I ate, but have no idea of how to figure outhow much I ate". Measure out foods you regularly eat (such as a bowl of cereal) once or twice, to get a sense of how big your typical portion is. Also measure out what 1/2 or 1 cup portion size looks like to help you estimate how much you eat.
    Check the serving size information on the Nutrition Facts label of packaged foods. It describes what the "standard" serving size is, and how many are in the package.

    Use the grain, vegetable, fruit, dairy, and protein food galleries to see what sample portion sizes look like, and compare them to how much you ate.


    http://www.choosemyplate.gov/weight-...nsumption.html
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    WOW Cindy, that is some great info! My old church in Billings, Montana did a life group that was for weight loss. One thing we had to do was write down everything, and I mean everything, we ate even if piece of candy or a taste of something. then after a week of tracking, we were able to see where we were not eating correctly and stop the habit. One gal lost 40 pounds just by this simple task. Trying to get the DH to do this so he can see when, how, and what he eats.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Tracking my food always worked for me. Once upon a time I had decent luck with Weight Watchers & that included writing everything down. I like to track on MyFitnessPal on my phone too.

    Well I guess we made it through the Polar Vortex. We did end up having a pipe burst upstairs last night though. It could have been much more disastrous than it was though. We were here when it happened & heard the water dripping immediately. My husband got the water turned off & we had quite a bit of clean up to do in the kitchen & basement. The plumber came this morning & we are back in business. So far the kitchen ceiling looks ok- it was coming through the light fixtures- so far the drywall looks ok though. A few ceiling tiles in the basement need to be replaced. I can't imagine if this would have happened in the middle of the night or if we weren't home.

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    My computer died and it took a while to decide to buy a new one so I'm way behind.

    Congratulations, QM. You and I were both close on the last batik month so I'm glad you were successful. I didn't gain any weight and maybe that's enough in Dec.

    I'm going to have to vacuum my old keyboard and switch them out. This one wants me to hit the keys too hard. I've been typing some interesting words. I can't read it and I know what I wanted to say. Actually, I can, only because I taught remedial reading to lower el students for 25 years so I am good at deciphering. No, I'm going to Office Max and let them deal with it. This is ridiculous.

    Maggiemay, that is a constant concern in the winter - that a pipe will break. My water shut off is not convenient and involves shoveling a good deal of snow.

    Have a good month, y'all.

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    Love the colors in your quilt Cindy. I "bit the bullet" yesterday and went for my weigh in. I was surprised that I had only gained 6 lbs. over Nov and Dec. I was expecting a lot more. I got back on track and I'm keeping my food journal and drinking my water. That's what helps me the most. Keeping track of my eating. I try to make this little saying my motto..."if you bite it, you write it". Makes me think twice about sticking something in my mouth out of habit or boredom. I haven't gotten out to get my FQ's yet. It's been so cold and now tonight we have freezing rain. Hopefully it will warm up like they said on the weather forecast and I can get to town.
    Debbie

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