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    Oh wow! Even with the last week going no where. Don't worry about mailing and just do it when it works out. Soon I will be gone too. Thank you!
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    Shouting out congratulations to you ANNA! You have been so successful - keep up the great work! Ten pounds in a month is awesome and proves how diligent you have been!
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    I've never tried to dye fabric beyond a tye-dye t-shirt. Sounds like you did a great color for a summer wedding. Have a safe trip Pat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leann View Post
    Shouting out congratulations to you ANNA! You have been so successful - keep up the great work! Ten pounds in a month is awesome and proves how diligent you have been!

    Thank you Lynne. And with people's tips I seem to be over my plateau for now. I have also been unusually busy. Maybe not exercise that is planned but mostly secondary to walking from shopping to going to the fair like today.
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    Planning in snacks you want.

    Does anyone else plan in a small snack daily of a goodie they want?

    I seem to do better if I have a piece of candy, chocolate, chips etc. that I have daily. One of my favorites is this Sees candy lollipop, especially the caramel. It has 80 calories but it helps me stay within my calories knowing that if I save 80 calories I can have this yummy sweet treat at the end of the day.

    For me portion control seems like it will be a life time issues. Even with the summer and several trips planned I am obsessing about bringing my measuring cups. Scanning the bar codes with Loseit.com app and entering what portion I am having is very helpful too.
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    Congrats, Anna!! Are you getting close to your goal? You have certainly had some good losses.
    I had Japanese food last night and now I am up this morning. It must have had a lot of sodium. I have a lot of food challenges in my near future with an anniversary dinner tonight and a 3 day quilt retreat early next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam H View Post
    Congrats, Anna!! Are you getting close to your goal? You have certainly had some good losses.
    I had Japanese food last night and now I am up this morning. It must have had a lot of sodium. I have a lot of food challenges in my near future with an anniversary dinner tonight and a 3 day quilt retreat early next week.
    I love Japanese food! I got to watch that rice though. No I am not close to my goal but then I did not loose any weight for over a decade. It just slowly accumulated and I had to much going on in my life. I just did not feel strong enough to deal with a diet also. Of course now I wonder why I at least did not try to stay at the weight I was at instead of gaining. the odd part also is that I did not have a good scale. having one that is accurate helps me tremendously. It was about $30. I do not understand why I did not think it was worth the $ to spend on myself. I have about 40 lb or so to go. Slow and steady right? Best wishes with the diet challenges coming up because of social functions. I am severely allergic to black pepper and some other food stuff, so it is near impossible for me to eat out or eat prepared foods besides sugary and starchy stuff. Now I carry my own food. You might want to try it and just eat the veggies and fruit but yes the cake does get to me at times.
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    Congratulations Anna! Great loss!


    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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    Leann, best of luck with your surgery!!! Let us know how you're doing.

    Pat, sorry to hear about your cousin. Safe travels to there as well as FL.

    Congrats, Anna!! Good for you, that is dedication.

    I'm not tracking with WW anymore so I'm going to have to end my membership. My co-worker that was doing has stopped, also, so not as motivating for me. She's moved on to some special program that I'm not going to do. It involves some special pills they've made for her. Also, she spends a lot of time preparing healthy foods. That sounds good to me. I know it's what I need. I'm done with school soon and hope I can get myself motivated to start with the healthier meals. My family deserves it, too. My husband is using myfitnesspal and I think I'll start that.

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    I bombed out last month and just couldn't seem to get it going. But, yall better watch out this month cause I've been reading The Weigh Down Diet!!! I'm hoping that it works for me. My cousin lost 115 pounds on it and looks great! Good luck to all of us!!! Because even if we don't win the fat quarters, we will win in the long run by being and feeling healthy! This heel spur is sure slowing me down with my exercise though.
    A finished quilt excites me!! Whether is it mine or yours!

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    #1piecemaker, can you tell us a little about The Weigh Down Diet? I need to get motivated!!

    I hope this summer I can finally finish the book I started about 2 summers ago (something like Fat, Sugar, Salt that talks about all the added things in processed foods that we are eating).

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    Congratulations AnnaQuilts!! You did so good. I enjoyed reading about how you will have a treat. I couldn't stay on mine if I didn't have a treat so I don't feel deprived.

    I had not been on too much the past few days due to not feeling well.

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    The trip to Florida has been great so far. Lots of long walks on the beach. I have gotten at least 10,000 steps in each day so far. I had 15,000 the other day. We went out to dinner once. We split an appetizer and an entree. We had the most awesome chocolate dessert I have ever seen. It is a chocolate egg. They have it on a plate standing up. Then the waitress poured hot chocolate sauce over the top and it started to melt. Then it came open like a flower. Inside there was peanut butter mousse topped with peanut crunch. It was devine. We split it 4 ways.I wish I could post the video
    Eating has been pretty good and all of the walking and swimming should cancell out the bad things. Now the wedding will probably be another story. They have all kinds of different nationality food and dessert stations.
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    I had a fun time at my quilt retreat. I didn't gain any weight despite tasting all the goodies everyone brought. I went for a walk on tues am. I was uneasy during my walk because there was a kidnapper hiding out in the woods only a few miles away but learned that night that he had shot himself the day before. Crazy man! I finished 2 UFO's and made 8 burp cloths so I felt good about what I accomplished. I'm on a roll finishing UFO's and it feels good. I will be starting a baby quilt soon. My DD is due on the 20th so any day now. Can't wait to find out what this one is. I think boy so I made blue burp cloths but they can easily be used for a baby gift for someone else later.
    How is everyone doing? I am so happy it is summer and I can walk outside!

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    We have been having hot weather and very humid really early for us. Today is the most I have ate over the past week. I guess that means I am feeling better. lol..

    I have been watching it more carefully though, and hoping to develop over time more of the taste for good food over the things I shouldn't have too much of.

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    When I looked at the date today I'll admit I became a bit discouraged. We're halfway through and not only have I not lost, but I've put a few pounds on. Not feeling well today and my big goal for today is to make sure I drink enough water. Hope the rest of you are more inspired than I am!!

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    Hi, I have extremely limited internet access from the hospital, but I wanted to share that knee surgery #1 is behind me. Day after surgery was a nightmare - believing that won't happen with this final surgery.

    Pat has been a wonderful role model for me - I know I can do this.

    Until next time..............
    Lynne
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    Leann, I am praying that things go well with the second surgery.
    I was in Florida in Madiera beach for the week then the wedding. Eating wasn't as bad as it could have been. We walked a ton. A long walk on the beach every morning and evening. My lowest day step total on my fitbit is today, I will only make 10,000 steps. Most other days it was at least 12,00 with my top day at 16,000 steps. We didn't have internet but I was stealing it when I could from my brothers condo. It didn't work very well.
    I don't think I can ever properly describe the wedding. The rumor was that the budget was $500,000. I think they went over budget. It was completely amazing. I have never seen anything like it. Friday night was the Sangeet. They talked about the bride and groom and there was some singing and things. Of course there was alcohol. There was a drink named after them. All kinds of Indian food and some american food. Plus desserts. It was all decorated gorgeous. I had my a henna design put on my hand. Saturday they had a light breakfast (not really, tons of food) followed by the Barrat ceremony. The groom rode in on a horse drawn carriage while drums played and we all danced and marched. There was a drone flying overhead taking pictures. There were 5 photographers. The Hindu ceremony was 2 hours but interesting. Followed by an amazing lunch. There were 4 buffets, each a different theme followed by an American and an Indian dessert buffet. We had a little bit of free time so some of us went to the pool and rode the water slides. Then I had to re-do my hair etc and go to the Catholic ceremony. There were wedding planners all over with walkie talkies coordinating all of it. It was like on a tv show. OMG all of the sari's were so gorgeous. All of the Indian women had a different sari for each event. One was more beautiful than the next. I could go on for 2 pages about this wedding. The bride started Friday night in a dress and ended up in a sari. SHe had her own personal dresser/ makeup artist who was to be available to her whenever she need anything. Just all unbelievable. I will have to tell about the rest of it in another post.
    IT WAS AMAZING!

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    That wedding does sound incredible. Wish i could have been there.
    Leann, I hope you feel better with each day that passes. I will be praying for you.
    Cindy, how did you do with your water today? That's one area I do really well with. I'm even doing well with exercising lately. My problem is putting too much food in my mouth. I just can't seem to stop.

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    Pam the wedding was beyond incredible. The reception was for 500 people. Each separarte buffet station had an ice sculpture. The first one was The Leaning Tower of Piza- Italian food. Next ice sculpture was a Buddist temple with stir fry and other Oriental dishes. Then a Mexican temple with some quesidillias etc, Last one was The Taj Mahal with Indian food. There were 2 carving stations with turkey and chicken. In the center was an ice scutpture of the Eiffel tower with all kinds of amazing desserts. (I had way too many of those) and another station with Indian desserts. I am not a big fan of most cakes but the wedding cake was delicious too. There was just one amazing thing after another.

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    I made a good diet dish for dinner. Cauliflower Alfredo sauce. It was good. The recipe says to chop a whole head of califlower into managable sized pieces and boil it for 30 minutes until reall soft. Save 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Dissolve 1/2 of a chicken boullion cube in the cooking water. Put his in the blender with 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese and a little bit of salt and pepper. I added garlic. Blend until smooth. I used my Nutra Ninja. This would make a really huge batch. I cut everything by about 1/4. I used about 1/4 of the head of broccoli. This made plenty. I put it over zoodles my other new favorite. I bought a veggetti at Bed Bath and Beyond. (about$15) You can cut most veggies into spaghetti like strands. It works really well. I saute the strands in a little bit of olive oil, Then put the sauce over it. This also works for spaghetti etc. Spaghetti squash is OK but I like this better.
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    That sounds good. It was just cauliflower, right? No broccoli? I've heard of a spiral cutter to make noodles. I wonder how much difference there is. I will have to check into it.

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    I had a more expensive spiral cutter from William Sanoma. I think it was $45. I like this one better. Just a little thing you hold in your hand really easy to use and clean. I returned the fancier one. I have tried carrots too. I like the zucchini better. Of course I love zucchini. it won't cut big veggies but it wors for what I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CindyA View Post
    When I looked at the date today I'll admit I became a bit discouraged. We're halfway through and not only have I not lost, but I've put a few pounds on. Not feeling well today and my big goal for today is to make sure I drink enough water. Hope the rest of you are more inspired than I am!!
    )))Hugs(((((
    Hang in there. It is discouraging to not only not loose but then to gain is utterly frustrating. I know you quit WW but were you able to sign up with myfitnesspal like your DH? I use loseit app, scales, measuring cups and spoons. It is harder to do it on your own. Oh for the loseit app I only use what is provided free. If you can not use your phone for apps you can also do it online. Just go to their website.
    Anna Quilts

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    I'm going to definitely join you all for July's! I've been struggling with my weight since I was a teenager, and on top of that, I just had two kids back to back. While I did well during my pregnancies and I'm now lower than my pre-preg weight (yay!) I still need to lose a lot (~90lbs to go).
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