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Thread: June 2013 Weight Loss Adventure with a PRIZE!!!!!

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    Well, TeddybearLady, hope you have made it through your party without too much wayward eating! I was involved in feeding mission teams through our church. These teams come from other parts of the state to help where it is needed. The local college houses them and different churches throughout the area feed them. We have them for a week at a time. I only volunteered for the breakfast meal, but with that, I was eating way more for breakfast that I would normally eat. We really fed them hearty breakfasts - something different each day and then some left overs on Friday - scrambled eggs with ham, biscuits and sausage gravy, grits every day, bread pudding, egg and sausage casserole, sliced tomatoes with cold cereals or instant oatmeal packets, juices and milks - you name it - each day was a banquet - and they so enjoyed it. The night meal was hearty as well. I told myself I'd watch what I was eating - and I did, I watched myself eat more than I really needed. Well, it's over and I'm back to my house menu - don't have all the temptations here at home. Need to really start checking on the weight numbers again (I didn't weigh at all during last week).
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    We are on the road again, headed for Salt Lake City. I typically don't do so well away from home but I'm trying hard to make healthy choices....today has been good.
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    The pizza idea got ditched because my brother wanted to smoke a butt. We had BBQ, baked beans, slaw, deviled eggs, green beans, salad, chips and dip, tea, soda, Coconut cream pie, 4 layer Delight pie, and the birthday cake my DIL made.

    I ate a little meat, no bread, a small spoonful of slaw and baked beans, a deviled egg, and a big helping of the salad. I took my bottled water and drank it...and did not let one bite of dessert pass my lips!

    I feel so good right now about myself. I practiced self control. I like it when I can make good choices.

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    You just have to remember you are in charge of what you put in your mouth. Healthy choices are hard sometimes.
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    My eating is not good lately with running back and forth with my dad. I am afraid of the scale. I will have to face it sooner or later. I have also been missing some of my exercise classes too. I have been eating meals at weird times and eating weird things. Gotta get it under control. I try to bring my own food to my moms when I actually have time to make it. He is getting weaker and weaker. Not sure how he is even hanging on.
    I hope to make it to at least 3 spinning classes this week. Maybe a couple of water aerobics classes too. My younger sister gets home from vacation today, but my brother is supposed to leave on a business trip to Mexico tomorrow He is still undecided if he is going or not. A spinning class burns 500 to 600 calories. Not sure about the water aerobics class. I grocery shopped yesterday and bought some healthy food. Hope everyone has a good week.
    Pat

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    TeddyBearLady, that is really good. Thanks for the inspiration.

    I'm going to look for 2 new recipes this morning. I have the Rosie cookbook - remember that chef of Oprah's that put out the cookbook several years ago. But her recipes are kind of time consuming. If I can't find anything that looks fast enough I may just go on-line to look for something. I'm cooking for one teen, one young adult, and two adults. I found a good recipe a couple of weeks ago that had rice mixed with green beans, topped with chicken and peaches. Yummy and pretty healthy. I don't like brown rice, though, so use white rice. That is probably the worst part of the recipe.??

    I did really well with my water yesterday. I did my yoga class and then kept busy in the house cleaning and taking breaks to sew a little.

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    I got to spend most f the day sewing yesterday. I should have been cleaning the house but decided the h--- with it. I got most of a Tardis quilt my nephew is paying me to make FMQ. (tardis is from DR Who) I used an entire 500 yard spool of thread plus some of another color. I ran out of black thread so I figured it was time for bed. Hopefully I will finish quilting today ad get the label and binding done another day. I am anxious to start a new project.
    My dad is pretty much no longer drinking anything. We are putting drops of water in his mouth with a syringe. Someone is spending the night every night to be with my mom. We are also cooking for my mom to save her the stress. I have been going over late morning since that works best for all of us. I end up eating lunch there every day. Not exactly diet friendly choices. I have started to pack my own lunch.
    Cindy A you said you don't like brown rice. Have you tried brown jasmine rice? My family would never eat brown rice until I started making that kind. Trying to eat healthy. It is hard when I am constantly on the run. Heading to my spinning class today. Hopefully can make it to several classes this week.

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    Meanmom, you just take care of yourself right now. I know the stress you are under (been there) and eating healthy is not always easy during that. Do your best but don't worry about that, time will come for that. Big hugs for you. I would love to see your quilt when you can post it. It sounds fabulous.
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    I finally braved the scale this morning. I have lost another pound, lol, not brag worthy but at least I maintained & lost another one. On the plus side I have dropped below that 200 mark & kept it and have had to take in my shorts to keep them from falling. I hope to drop a size soon; I think I was pushing toward going up a size so it is taking me longer to drop a size. Celebrate what you can, right???
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    Congrats Dody! I'm trying to get to onederland myself.

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    meanmom, no I have not tried the brown jasmine rice. I'll put it on my grocery list now. Thanks for the tip. And yes, like Dody said, take care of yourself. At least as well as you can at this point. Good thoughts going your way to help you and your family through this difficult time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beachbound View Post
    I finally braved the scale this morning. I have lost another pound, lol, not brag worthy but at least I maintained & lost another one. On the plus side I have dropped below that 200 mark & kept it and have had to take in my shorts to keep them from falling. I hope to drop a size soon; I think I was pushing toward going up a size so it is taking me longer to drop a size. Celebrate what you can, right???
    Anything is "brag worthy" in my book. I brag when I lose a tenth of a lb. haha At least it's going in the right direction. I'm getting measured again on Thursday. I've been down in inches about the same as my weight loss. I like about 2 lbs. having off 40 lbs. for the year. Can't wait to see my "inches" loss. My trouble with clothes now is deciding what to wear. Before any weight loss, I didn't have any choices...just whatever I could get on and not split. haha

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    meanmom, I've been reading about your Dad and I wanted to send a little support and let you know I'm thinking about you and your family. I know how hard it is to watch a parent slip away. I'm sure your exercise classes are helping you handle the stress. Take care.

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    Was gone most of yesterday on a woman's trip and today on a seniors day trip, so Taboo Tuesday is late - sorry.
    Taboo Tuesday - when having a late lunch and not particularly hungry come dinner time, DO NOT, repeat DO NOT have only dessert for your dinner. Now, ask me why this is your weekly taboo!!
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    Kathleen that is a great taboo for the week. I have done that twice in the last week. Yes I can tell you why that is a bad idea too.
    My dad passed away early yesterday morning. He was very comfortable and peaceful. We had Hospice there and they managed the meds for us. Fortunately my parents planned well and were able to afford to hire aides to help to take care of him during this time. It has been 5 weeks since he fell and hit his head. He is 89 years old an my parents just celebrated their 62nd anniversary. He had a long good life. I was there with my mom and 2 sisters. My 2 brothers were both out of town but had both been there earlier to say their goodbyes. I think all of the grandkids except my son will make it here for the funeral. My son is in Japan and the Navy only gives him a week to come. He is scheduled to come home in a couple of weeks anyway. We are busy planning the funeral etc. I am off to buy my DS a suit to wear as he is a pall bearer. Going to be tuff to buy as he won't be with me. I am going to guess at his size. (I have no idea how to buy a suit) I will probably bring home 3 of them and return 2. Thanks to everyone for their prayer and support. My Brother and SIL are coming to stay with me. Gotta clean the house.
    I just want to get off this roller coaster and get back to normal.

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    Pat - you are in my prayers, am glad that he was comfortable and at peace when he went. Remember to take care of yourself in all this.
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    So sorry about your dad, Pat. You have been through a lot. The next few days will be hard but you will also have some healing with being with family and talking about all the good times. We have found putting together the picture boards very therapeutic. I'll keep praying for you and your family.

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    Pat, my prayers go with you at this time. It does bring back memories of when my dad passed away. Not easy. Keep your chin up girl - we're here for you.
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    I cut up a cantaloupe and watermelon today. They were both very, very good! That doesn't happen that often for me. Or maybe this is going to be a great year for melons. I got them at Aldi's.

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    Pat, I'm so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

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    Pat I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your precious dad. I pray for you and your family to be comforted in this time.

    My white cat you see in my avatar (Charlie) died the other day. We took him to the vet, but he didn't make it back.
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    Thanks everyone for the prayers and thoughts. We are all doing pretty well. SO far my mom is doing well. Pretty much all of the plans for the funeral are finished. My son needed a suit. He only has blue jeans type of clothes. I purchased a suit for him yesterday without him with me. I walked in to the suit department and asked for help. I told her that he had tried on my on his brothers suit and what size it was and how much too big it was. I do know his pants size.The suit fits perfectly. The shirt is too small so I will exchange it on my way to moms today. I also had to get him shoes, socks a tie and a belt. I needed a shirt for my dad also. I couldn't decide on a tie so I bought 6 of them. I laid them out for mom and let her pick. Then I chose one for my son. My sister picked 2 for her boys and There was a really pretty blue green one I loved (on clearance for $3) I kept for my husband. So everyone now has proper clothes.
    MY brother and SIL will arrive tonight and are staying with me. I am having my mom and them for dinner. My aunt is coming from out of town and I am going to see if they will be here by dinner also. My house is a pigpen so I had better get to work.
    JuneBillie. So sorry about your Charlie. Kinda weird my dads name is Charlie too.
    Pat

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    JuneBillie, sorry about Charlie. Lost my Fosdick (cat) after 17 years - understand the heart tugs only too well. (and my dad was a Charles - not Charlie, though)
    Kathleen

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    Good Morning Ladies,

    I am so sorry to hear of all the losses.

    We need to remember to take care of our selves.

    The month is almost over.....how time flies. I will be starting the new thread this weekend and will post the link once I do. Themes for the next 3 months July batiks, August colors of fall, September florals.


    Figured I would give you heads up of the up coming themes.
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    Thanks Cindy. Will go fabric finding later this evening or tomorrow. Will be ready to mail by Monday, in any case.
    Kathleen

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