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    I like the skinnies suggestions of neutrals and polka dots. I have neither, so would have to shop. Darn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmom View Post
    The winner for December is Pam H with a loss of 11.8 pounds. WOW awesome job Pam! Especially for December with all of the parties etc. Keep up the good work.
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    Wow Pam H! That is an awesome job especially over the Holidays. A big congrats and enjoy your fat quarters. Well deserved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmom View Post
    Yes time for a new batch of FQ. January theme is brights. I could use some suggestions for Feb and March.
    Hmm hearts, kids prints, reproduction like 1930 or Civil War, summer theme, floral, purple
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    Anna, I thought purple would be good, too!

    Congrats Pam! Not only did you lose over the holidays, you lost BIG! Way to go! Lucky you - all those B&W fabrics.
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    Hey everyone. I have not started well this month. When I try to lose weight and get in the mindset to watch what I'm eating my mind/body immediately rebels and there I am in the cookie jar so to speak. Does anyone else have this problem and what do you do to over come it? Thanks so much for any advice and/or encouragement.
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    Congratulations Pam H. That is so awesome!!! And over the holidays!!!


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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    I went to the gym today for the first time in forever, like several years. I have been doing a spinning class for several months but need to do something with the rest of my body. I was set up on all of the equipment. I hope i can move my arms tomorrow.
    I also find that as soon as I decide I am going to eat right I start craving all kinds of goodies. I also don't even have to tell my DH I am back on track. Somehow he secretly knows and starts bringing home goodies. He brought home candy and cookies the other day. Today he wanted me to order a pizza. I'm not sure I can resist pizza. He has a bad habit of opening the goodies and eating some and then setting them next to me.

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    Ok how about FQ theme for the next 3 months. January- brights. February- something Valentines theme(could be hearts, pink, red?) March-purple. If you plan on staying in for 3 months you can send in 3 months at a time it will save on postage.
    Also when you send in your FQ make sure you put your screen name in the package. Sometimes it is hard to figure out who they are from.
    Good luck to everyone.
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    Count me in. Meanmom, I know what you mean about the cravings.. we read about our body going into starvation mode when we don't eat enough or skip meals. Well, I say my mind is in starvation mode when it knows that I will be cutting down or eliminating things I like. And that has me justifying why I can or need to eat this one piece of candy, etc. There are two things I don't do enough of and that is MOVE and the other is SEW. SEW---I will try to do more of both.

    Oops. sorry! Today is the 5th! ALREADY !! I'll try join in next month, but will be working on better eating and living now! Good luck to all!
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    Congrats, Pam!!! 11.8 pounds is awesome. I thought I did well at a 7 pound loss...but 11.8 WOW!!! Enjoy those black & white fabrics.

    Another idea for fat quarters: oriental-Asian fabrics.
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    Wow! I am impressed! Unfortunately for me though....I found those pounds you lost.....

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    ok...so I had to look up what a spinning class is. Yep, I haven't set foot in a gym since it was fashionable to wear leg warmers!
    Anyhow, I do like how it is low-impact.

    Hope your arms won't be too sore. Ever try using a corn bag on sore muscles?

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    Hey there! Sign me up through March! I am almost ready to send in my 3 FQ. Possibly by tomorrow. Thanks for this opportunity! Even if I don't win I do plan to lose some weight! Have a great day everyone!
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    Watch your purples. I made a purple rug a couple of years ago and I discovered that a lot of purples have red in them. When you put them next to purple - they read red.

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    What a fantastic weight loss, Pam. Way to go! Makes my 5 pounds pretty pale in comparison, but I'll take it.

    Anita, good wishes for a successful surgery. I've been dodging that bullet for 10 years. Have fun typing left handed so you can let us know how you're doing.

    It's January. My yoga instructor teaches a hot yoga classes on Monday night - not for me, thank you, anyway. I went by the parking lot and it was packed. He told me today he didn't have room to put down his own mat.



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    Hey there everyone. I just wanted to give my support and encouragement. I know losing weight is tough but don't lose sight of your goal and why you want to lose weight. For me, its my health and wanting to be around for my daughter in years to come. I want to be active in her life and not a couch potato. I barely have energy to do things I need to do day to day and I know a lot of it is due to my weight. Have a great day!
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    How depressing is this? I saw my dr. for a regular checkup (hypertension!) this morning. Not only did I have a weight gain of 4 pounds since late August, but also the old BP was waaaay up there (170 over 80 something). Of course I would say that it was all self-inflicted. Too much sitting at the sewing machine and too much standing in the kitchen preparing tasty holiday food, especially all the batches of fudge. I am looking to this wise group for inspiration. More walking will the first thing I want to work on...and I don't mean from sewing machine to ironing board.
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    So it is Jan. brights, Feb. Valentines, March purples for sure?
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    So sorry Gail. I hope this month will be better. I am just trying not to gain. It seems 3-5 pounds up and down. My goal weight now an illusive 5 lbs to go.
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    I sent out my FQ today. Hope they arrive soon! I am off to a good start. Hoping it lasts through the months to come! Have a good day everyone.
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    Good morning. Actually it's afternoon, but I lost an hour shoveling ice chunks, so it's still morning to me.
    Gail, 4 pounds with Christmas in there isn't too bad. Do you have white coat hypertension? I run screwy numbers at the doctor's office, come home, and am good on both my monitors. I have to take it daily for a week after an app't just to prove to the doctor that it's okay. The problem isn't the doctor - he's great - it's the small room with the door closed because I'm claustrophobic.
    Anna, what do you know about set point weight? I can hold 5 to 7 pounds over my goal weight almost no matter what I eat though I won't go on a carb binge to find out what it would take to gain beyond that. But 138?? I can force my weight down to 139 (I just did), but if I inhale and exhale, it creeps back up to 143-145. Give it up and be happy with that?? If spot exercises worked for the thick waist, I might consider it.
    Why do I insist on keeping it down? With several arthritises, lupus, bolted together feet, etc, my body doesn't need any extra weight. We all have our reasons - I think it only matters that we want the best for ourselves - we each deserve it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irishrose2 View Post
    Anna, what do you know about set point weight? I can hold 5 to 7 pounds over my goal weight almost no matter what I eat though I won't go on a carb binge to find out what it would take to gain beyond that. But 138?? I can force my weight down to 139 (I just did), but if I inhale and exhale, it creeps back up to 143-145. Give it up and be happy with that?? If spot exercises worked for the thick waist, I might consider it.
    Why do I insist on keeping it down? With several arthritises, lupus, bolted together feet, etc, my body doesn't need any extra weight. We all have our reasons - I think it only matters that we want the best for ourselves - we each deserve it.

    I don't know much about it at all so I googled it. Among what I read was this-
    -One other observation to make is to look at your family of origin. What size were your parents, their siblings or their parents? Predisposition to be a certain size “runs in the family” and ignores the current fashion!- quote

    Now this is not good for me as they are all heavier and I was even heavy as a child. I then lost it in my teens but gained weight especially after 40. I am now within normal Body Mass Index due to loosing weight over the last 3/4 of a year but now to keep my weight down.....
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    Yes the themes for FQ are January - bright, February- Valentines, March-Purple.
    I was doing really well so far but I just put turkey in the oven. Having family over for dinner. I am also making mashed potatoes, stuffing and carrots and of course gravy. My DD is bringing pumpkin and apple pie fro dessert. I do make the potatoes low fat. Hope I can behave myself. I went to spinning class on Saturday and rode 22 miles. Then I went to the gym and did all of the lifting machines. I do spinning most Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I am trying to add the weights in on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. I also am trying to stay off of the scale so often. The daily ups and downs bother me. I would like to make myself only weigh once a month. Not sure if I can do it or not.
    We had our first snow today. We have about an inch or 2. This is really late for our first snow. The weather here has been a lot of u and down. It was 56 degrees yesterday, I had my sunroof open driving yesterday. It is supposed to be in the teens tomorrow.
    Eat healthy and good luck everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irishrose2 View Post
    Good morning. ...
    Gail, 4 pounds with Christmas in there isn't too bad. Do you have white coat hypertension? I run screwy numbers at the doctor's office, come home, and am good on both my monitors. I have to take it daily for a week after an app't just to prove to the doctor that it's okay.
    Definitely have the "w-c s" and both drs. agree but both say it shouldn't be going so high. The nurse lets me sit calmly in the weigh-station alcove before I go into the exam room. This time it was 157/81. Then when dr. did it, 170/eighty something. Sometimes they put me in "timeout" for a while and try it again but this time I was sent home with homework -- again. Take the BP daily for a week and bring it in next week to check my machine -- again -- against theirs. So here I go again. BTW, I've had good readings here the last few days. Back in the one-thirties.
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    Ooh, I could go for 56. It is below zero here today. Brrrr!
    Don't know that I could only weigh myself once a month. I have done it every morning for so many years it is most certainly a habit.
    I am so caught up in "Call the Midwife" on netflix. It is so good! It takes place in London in the 1950's. Good thing I have a tv in my sewing room and my DD gave me chromecast for Christmas.

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