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Thread: July 2013 Weight Loss Adventure with a Prize!!

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    July 2013 Weight Loss Adventure with a Prize!!

    On July 1st, weight yourself and write it down. Please DO NOT send it to me. On July 31st, weigh yourself again and PM me your loss. This is weight lost not percentage lost I will announce the winner on August 3rd.

    The prize is the monthly themed FQ pot. Private Message (PM) for mailing address All FQ's should be mailed by the 10th of the month.

    You need to post on the thread at least once a week to be eligible for the winning "skinny quarters" FQ's pot and to be declared the "biggest loser" for the month.

    You cannot win 2 months in a row.

    Chit Chat is allowed, as well as WAYWO (what are you working on). Please stay posititve and uplifting as possible to keep us on track. Please share any tips, recipes, encouraging words and {{{HUGS}}}.

    The prize is a themed FQ from each member who signs up. Once a winner is declared, I will contact the winner and the FQ's will be mailed by the 6th.

    As we are in full swing of summer, the theme for this month is BATIKS. Please send quality fabric that you would want to receive. As always if you don't have the theme send what you have. If you don't have a FQ, you can send a linear 1/4 yard. If you have signed up to be in the running for the prizem please send your FQ to the hostess by the 10th of the month. As the winner has worked hard for her prize

    Eat healthy, exercise, make wise choices, and lose weight, but most of all have fun!!

    Sign up deadline to be part of the Prize Adventure is July 4th at 9 pm cst. You are encouraged to contribute to te thread even if not in for the prize. All are welcome even just for the support.

    When mailing your FQ in please include your screen name, real name and mailing info.

    To sign up for the thread please just post you are joining on the thread and pm me for the mailing address.

    HAPPY WEIGHT LOSS ADVENTURE!!!
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    There are many members of our group who like to send in their FQ's for 3 months. It now a new quarter so the themes for the next 3 months are

    July - Batiks
    August -colors of fall
    September - florals

    When you send your FQ's in please include screen name, real name and your mailing info. Also it helps me if you label each FQ for the month it is for. Thank you
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    Ok I'm in again. Sorry everyone I am going to have to win for July because I'm not sure I can part with any of my precious batiks. I will probably have to live on water and nothing else for the whole month. Just kidding. I need the FQ.
    My favorite LQS is having a big sale starting on Monday. Most fabric will be 50%off. Everything on sale WOO HOO! Going to go nuts. It is their moving sale.

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    Well, Pat and I are going to be fighting for the FQs this month! I do love a challenge! Sadly I do still love food too oh the choices will be interesting this month!!!

    I wish I could stop by that quilt store, I love a bargain almost as much as eating...maybe more! But this pool we are putting in the back yard has drained our spending money down to, frankly nothing! Every time we turn around it's money for this or money for that. There will be no vacations for the next 10 years or so but maybe I can get a CD of ocean waves & close my eyes. Hey the travel time will be nice

    I have made a 50"x50" table topper with some of last months FQs. I'll post a picture after it's quilted. With the rest of the FQs I am making 12.5 blocks to send to a Quilts For Vets project here on the QB. I thought that would be a great way to use them (they want red, white or blue blocks only) and pay it forward as well. I am happy to be able to show appreciate to our disabled veterans.
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    Does anyone know how much postage is to mail 3 FQs?
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    I'm in for July. Wow, July already!
    It will really be a battle for the batiks this month. Game on! I have my 3 fq's cut and ready to go. Now let's see how long it takes me to get them in an envelope and in the mail. I have no idea how much it costs to mail them; I just know it is cheaper for me to send 3 at a time than 3 separately. Plus I don't have to worry about them for a few months. Don't forget to put in a dollar or so to help Cindy with the shipping cost.

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    Beachbound - if I remember right - .66 cents should do it. I put 3 into a 6x8 brown envelope and that's that I was charged last (but, I've slept since tha trip to the PO). Also, if you want to do something else for your vets - I head up a Quilts of Valor group here in my area and would love to have some of those block for a quilt - PM me if we could work something out.
    I'm in for the next go round - will have my skinny quarters (AKA FQs) off in the mail Monday. Stayed the same this past month - guess that's better than a gain, right? Heading down to the sewing area to quilt (had a good lunch, need to stand up for awhile, not sit...
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    Count me in again. My DH, son, and DIL and I are going on a short trip to see friends in Franklin, TN this next week. I'll get my FQ's to you as soon as I can. I'm sending for the three months again. That way, I won't forget. haha

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    I'm in again and will send FQs for three months. Unfortunately, I had a little gain. I knew it wasn't a good month. But I HAVE been moving and exccercising a little more these last couple of days, yeah! And I have healthy dinners planned for the next several days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddybear Lady View Post
    Count me in again. My DH, son, and DIL and I are going on a short trip to see friends in Franklin, TN this next week. I'll get my FQ's to you as soon as I can. I'm sending for the three months again. That way, I won't forget. haha
    Teddybear Lady, wave when you pass. If you are traveling on I-81 to get to Franklin, you'll pass within 2 miles of my house. Have a good time and drive safely.
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    Get on my bandwagon then, I am on a roll for batiks as well. I am going to post a few cards around the bad areas of snacks in the office and at home so I stay on track. Snacks seem to be my downfall, I am a bored eater I realized. I only lost the two pounds last month, but they stayed off! The garden is finally taking off so I am able now to enjoy my fresh lettuce and hopefully real soon the zucchini will start to come on. We have blossoms. I know, potatoes are the best, but so love watching them get bigger out there. They are pushing my poor rhubarb out of the way and I need the rhubarb for fat burning. Plus my daughter loves it and good anitoxident in case you did not know. So off to work and get things done. I put in my Taebo cardio workout dvd for tonight. Hopefully I can do at least 10 minutes of it without excruciating pain in my foot. Yep, hurt the big toe again, so may have to get it taken care. Oh darn. You ladies are wonderful and so enjoyed reading the posts from last month. Love the chatter here.
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    Cindy, back from running errands - 3 months skinny quarters went into the post office. I used a bubble envelope this time and it cost $2.60 to mail. With my $1.00 inside, I figure $1.20 per month to play isn't bad!!
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    I'm in again. June wasn't my best month but I love that I can start again. I went to urgent care yesterday. I was sure I had bronchitis. Nope, just a good old fashioned cold. I need some good sunshine, just too much rain for me.
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    I was so bad today. The LQS is having a moving sale. I think I might have melted my credit card. I bought several fabrics just because they were pretty. I also bought some fabric to make a Judy Neimeyer mariners compass. Not sure when I will be able to start it. I also went to Lowes and bought paint to paint the bathroom. It is a small powder room and I have most of my flamingos in there, I am going to paint it with stripes. I bought purple, orange, yellow,pink and teal. Hopefully I will like it. I will have to take the toilet and sink out to paint it.
    Eating was ok today. I stayed within my weight watcher points. Not the best of choices for my food, but calorie wise I did ok. Gotta win those batiks. Back to my regular schedule tomorrow, spinning class in the morning. My house guests are all gone. NIeces and nephews all left town. My mom is going out of town for the rest of the week with my brother to his lake house. Time for me to relax and sew and maybe paint.

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    Will go out in garage and get my fabric now. I am excited this month. I am positive I can loose minimum of five pounds but going to shoot for 10. I know that is a big goal, but water weight does come off pretty easy and following a healthy doctor directed eating schedule will get me there.
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    Terrific Tuesday - back to some basics. Today, we're using the Fool the Brain Game. Go for the smaller plate for your main meals and the regular portion you put on it will look bigger to your brain - and who knows, maybe tell you that's too much and there'll be left overs (?)
    Eat healthy. Stay hydrated.
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    Game on, is right! I love Batiks. 4th of July will be my last eating for the month..gotta win.
    The Doc is now suggesting back surgery - ugh. Go for a nerve conduction study next week as I have already developed foot drop. Also had a thyroid ultrasound yesterday for multiple nodules, fingers crossed. Whoever said growing old is for the birds was correct! At least my CAT scan in May showed my cancer has NOT returned. WooHoo.

    GAME ON GALS........Hopefully I will win the Batiks!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Game on, is right! I love Batiks. 4th of July will be my last eating for the month..gotta win.
    The Doc is now suggesting back surgery - ugh. Go for a nerve conduction study next week as I have already developed foot drop. Also had a thyroid ultrasound yesterday for multiple nodules, fingers crossed. Whoever said growing old is for the birds was correct! At least my CAT scan in May showed my cancer has NOT returned. WooHoo.

    GAME ON GALS........Hopefully I will win the Batiks!!!!!
    Prayers going your way. I have had the nerve conduction study done and it is no fun.

    Good luck on your loss for the month.

    I think everyone is fighting for the BATIK pot. As soon as they come in I will post a picture of the pot to be won.
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    I love this challenge for the Batiks! Maybe we needed something to up the ante to fire us up. I just made a king size quilt for our bed using 98% batiks and drapes using a brown batik so I do have a nice selection left over. I'll go upstairs and pick a pretty piece out to share.

    Pat, good for you for retail therapy! Care to share pictures so we can go green with envy?
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    So I head out to the garage where my stash is, search thru the batiks, and would you believe the most fabric I have is in purple batiks! What is the deal here. Then I was searching and searching wondering where are all my fat quarters, so I started looking thru fabric to see what I could cut into a fat quarter, whala, there they were in a bin on a shelf nicely tucked away just yelling at me they wanted to be picked and out of that awful tub. So I collected three and will mail out today.
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    I'm in this month. I'll pm you, createfourpaws. Looking forward to a better month than I had last month.

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    I have my fabrics ready to mail. I bought a purple batik to give me more incentive. It will almost kill to part with any batik but a purple one is my favorite. Gotta get it back. I did my spinning class this morning and did a water aerobics class afterwards. Now I need a nap. Heading upstairs to hopefully finish the quilt I am making for my nephew. I won't let myself do anything else until it is finished. Just a little bit more quilting then the label and binding. I really want to do something else.
    Pete good luck with the doctor visits. Hopefully you will find relief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmom View Post
    I have my fabrics ready to mail. I bought a purple batik to give me more incentive. It will almost kill to part with any batik but a purple one is my favorite. Gotta get it back. I did my spinning class this morning and did a water aerobics class afterwards. Now I need a nap. Heading upstairs to hopefully finish the quilt I am making for my nephew. I won't let myself do anything else until it is finished. Just a little bit more quilting then the label and binding. I really want to do something else.
    Pete good luck with the doctor visits. Hopefully you will find relief.

    OOOH purple batiks are my favorite. As you can see from my avatar. I am going this weekend to get the purple wide backing to finish off my quilt top.
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    Boy, ya'll had me going for a bit. Everyone above is talking about PURPLE batiks. I had to go back to the first to see if the batik needed was actually PURPLE because I couldn't remember if I had mailed a purple or not. Turned out the conversation just turned to purple as a favorite color and not the requirement. I was about ready to mail another skinny quarter - this one in purple. I confuse easily everyone...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanogay View Post
    Boy, ya'll had me going for a bit. Everyone above is talking about PURPLE batiks. I had to go back to the first to see if the batik needed was actually PURPLE because I couldn't remember if I had mailed a purple or not. Turned out the conversation just turned to purple as a favorite color and not the requirement. I was about ready to mail another skinny quarter - this one in purple. I confuse easily everyone...
    How funny. It seems that purple is a good color for people.

    And since lots of us seen to be wanting the batiks may have to make it one each quarter. Never can have too many batiks.

    Easy to confuse anybody.
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