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Thread: July 2012 Weight loss adventure with a prize!!!

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    July 2012 Weight loss adventure with a prize!!!

    On July 1st weigh yourself and write it down. Do NOT send it to me. On July 31st weigh yourself again and PM me with your loss. This is weight lost not % lost. I will announce the winner July 2nd.

    PM me for address. FQs need to be received no later than the 10th 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.
    July is the heat of summer so think of cool. This month's theme is shades of blue. 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 the 3rd of each month at 9 p.m. CST, with your FQ postmarked by the 10th 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 MARCH 3RD. 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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    Okay, here 'tis July. My weight is down from June, so goal is to keep it that way. I PM'd for June earlier this morning and will follow this posting with PM for July. Then I will be sure to log in weekly (or more) and keep up with the group that way. I am working on some handwork right now. At the first of each year, I start looking for different challenges that are posted from different groups (Hoffman Challenge, NQA challenge, etc) and see how many I'd like to try. This year it was 3. I finished 2 of them - didn't enter them because of difficulties with them that I knew would knock them out of any judging, but they were finished. I'm working on challenge #3 and hope to have it finished soon. I'll try to post pictures soon.
    Kathleen

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    I'm in for July and I too, need to post a little more often...June was crazy with no a/c most of the month! Anyway, I hope everyone enjoys the 4th of July with family/friends, stay cool, stay hydrated and stay positive
    Brenda

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    Count me in again ladies. Did pretty decent for me, lol, for june........hope I can keep it moving in the right direction!! Good Luck everyone!

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    Sign me up for July.
    When you send your fq to Cindy include a postage stamp that she can use for mailing out to the winner.

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    Cindy, I'm in again for July. I was a gainer for June - up 1.2 lb. Up and down all month but that's part of life. Now I'll see what July has in store besides some hot weather.

    Take care everyone - be good to you.
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    I'm in for July. Must do better than June!!!! You already have my FQ.


    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'm in. I lost almost 2 pounds, but June was an up and down month for me, too. I've started the list. welcome back to those who have posted already. I will send June's FQ directly to the winner. to me. My apologies for not following protocol.

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    i would like to participate again so please sign me up and good luck to all participates

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    Good morning everyone! I have been waiting for this month to begin so that I might join the challenge. Have a good July 4th and enjoy the fireworks.

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    I'll try again.
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    I'm in. I need something to keep me in line.

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    June's weight loss winner is cdmmiracles. Congrats......keep up the good work.
    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'm not signing up but I'm signing in because I love to hear the good work and the good vibes I get from reading your posts. You do help be keep on track. I did not do as well as I hoped, but 2 pounds is on the way to my goal

    Mim

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    Congratulations Cdm!!! Way to go.

    As the weather heats up, I am more tempted to eat things that are not as good for me. Junk food and processed are my "easy outs". So I have tried to keep salad makings in the refrig and eat healthier. Lots of water. Do I want to cook (we don't have air in the house), NO but I want to be a healthy eater also.

    So take care - be good to yourself.
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    "The Best" The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. (Helen Keller)

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    Hi all . I have been away for a while but would like to join in for July. I have not gained but about five pounds and I did much better with all your support and cheering,. can not promise to post each day but will do as much as possible.
    Gail

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    thanks, everyone!! Cindy.....is sending a stamp enough?? Or would including a $1 with our fat quarter be better?? Also, I saw on a previous post where some had sent more than one fat quarter - how do we know ahead of time what to send theme wise??

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    Anybody in the group have experience with migraines? I have the occasional migraine maybe once a year but the one triggered by the cortizone shots doesn't want to leave. It started Friday and while nothing like it was the first couple of days I'm still getting twinges and it's not entirely gone. I still have pressure behind my eyes and at my temples. I've never had a headache linger this long and as I'm going out of town next week I need to get stuff done. Anybody have any remedies that help get rid of a headache that doesn't want to go?
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    Blondeslave, I certainly have experience with migraines - 30+ years. I am on a preventative which has really taken them down a couple of notches; both in frequency and how severe they are. A lot of my minor ones I can ward off with a Pepsi or Dr Pepper. Ones a little more stubborn can be knocked out with Excedrin (or store brand equivalent since they've been recalled). I have a Rx I take for the more severe ones. You might want to call your doctor that gave you the injections. I'm sure the migraines are a pretty common side effect and they would prescribe something. OR maybe your have a strong pain killer left over from a previous surgery that would knock it on it's butt. I hope you are able to get rid of it soon, like today. I'll talk to my daughter, the pharmacist, to see if she has any ideas.
    Last edited by Pam H; 07-04-2012 at 06:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdmmiracles View Post
    thanks, everyone!! Cindy.....is sending a stamp enough?? Or would including a $1 with our fat quarter be better?? Also, I saw on a previous post where some had sent more than one fat quarter - how do we know ahead of time what to send theme wise??
    Crystal.........whichever you chose to send. It doesn't matter to me one way or the other.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    So what is everyone doing today? I will be working on some embroidered quilt squares. Last night went to my first horse race. Got to see Pat Green in concert and watch some fire works. Had a great time.

    Still waiting to hear about a job.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Cindy, I hope you get a job very soon.
    It's too hot here to do anything outdoors. I went and worked in my garden early this morning. Picked a few green beans. Maybe enough for a meal. We are going to a movie this afternoon. My daughter and I will see Magic Mike and hubby will see Ted. Too bad there isn't one we can all agree on.

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    Happy Independence Day everyone. Be careful in the heat and drink lots of water.
    Special thoughts to all those who are suffering with no power in the country and a special thank you and prayers to our military wherever they are today.

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    i am adding borders to a tumbler quilt. i am using pale pink and aqua for the borders since the quilt has lots of color. i warn you ahead of time, i will post pictures so you'll want to have your sunglasses at your side! i get migraines from bright light--like the light reflected off a shiny part of a car, or a flash of light-- so i've had to be very careful handling this quilt!lol. not laughing at the migraines, i promise. i have had them since i was 13, way long ago! some are disabling, and some are almost like a normal headache and i can continue whatever i was doing, but with limited head movement. i have had several that mimic a stroke, and those are the hardest to deal with. i never know if i should go to the hospital or just wait for the pain to start. i usually get the aura which is quite pretty, but foreboding, then i get 'swiss cheese' vision, and then slam, the pain. the second day i feel like i have a very bad hangover, and it's often worse than the original. then 48 to 24 hrs later, poof! it's gone. some i will get 3 or 4 starts in a day, the whole aura and vision thing. july has always been my toughest month with several every week. i used to take a preventative but it lowers your blood pressure and that makes me pass out. on the VERY positive side, i get fewer now, and may even make it thru july with none!
    i know i'm too late to sign up, but i will follow along as you are my friends and i like to know what you're doing and be with you. so good luck to everyone! unless a miracle happens i wouldn't be much of a contender.
    cindy, i am sooo jealous you got to see pat green! i love him, but he doesn't tour outside of texas very much. he was in pa a few years ago and i was right in front of him not 3 ft away. yes, i'm old and very happily married, but i still love a good singer, and he is one of the best! place in my heart for him always.
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilthappygail View Post
    Happy Independence Day everyone. Be careful in the heat and drink lots of water.
    Special thoughts to all those who are suffering with no power in the country and a special thank you and prayers to our military wherever they are today.
    Well said, Gail. I want to quilt today, but I will clean house and venture ouside long enough to water the flowers in pots and walk the dogs. I need to wait until it cools off a bit, but not so late the fireworks start. My poor Lilygirl can't handle fireworks. I used to take my dogs to fireworks displays, but I sure wouldn't this one.

    I am starting to count calories today. I've never done that in my life, but it's time to do something. Eat clean, drink water and exercise.
    Judy

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