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Thread: June weight loss

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    My first born daughter is doing a major weight loss. She just told me that at every 10 pound loss, she buys herself a present! Last week she bought a shower curtain with the periodic tables on it. She said she spends so much time in the bathroom, she might as well be learning something! Is that a neat idea or what?? So here I am- instead of facing the whole long road, I'm thinking WOW- 2 more pounds and I get to buy me a present! (Probably not a shower curtain.) What a good idea. Thank you, Andrea. Love that kid.

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    good for her! we sometimes forget that small pleasures really do last just as long as big expensive pleasures.
    I'm going to try to remember to take my camera when I walk tomorrow, so you can see what I'm seeing. Walking together by distance

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    Ooh! Maybe some fabric for every 10 lb loss! Actually, for me just seeing that middle number go down is pretty rewarding for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
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    Yoga ideas. Have you heard of restorative yoga? You use bolsters and blankets to lean over or rest the joint on and just slowly relax into the post getting the same good from for active yoga. I've been through every yoga dvd on the planet , My favorite is Restorative yoga practice with Deborah Donohue. she wears a lycra body suit so you can see where the props need to be in order to get the right stretch. Two other gentle yoga practices are Yoga Therapy Prescriptions with Laura Hawes and Yoga for stress Relief with Barbara Benaugh.

    hugs and power to us all, Sharyn
    Yes, I've heard of it, Sharyn. We've done some of those poses in my classes and I really like them. I love the resting poses in yoga and good stretches. Not so much for the things like sun salutations!

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    I did take my camera today but the fog was lying in and the wildflowers weren't pretty. I did see a pretty perky coyote in the neighbor's field, and a bald eagle pair flew about 20 feet over my head. amazing, and a great walk. 2000 steps

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    the new golden barberry we put in along the front of the split rail fence.
    Hoping the deer will leave it alone.

    We live at 940 feet, downtown is straight down
    Easy walking down, get my real workout walking back up.

    Come walk with me tomorrow! 10 AM and I have 3634 steps on my fitbit.
    Yesterday my whole total was under 2000, mother was needy.
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    Please take your camera another day. I would love to see the wildflowers you have in Washington. A coyote and a pair of bald eagles are pretty awesome though.
    Your pictures just showed up. Pretty.
    I am going on a garden tour tomorrow. They are always so impressive.

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    KQ, your bushes are lovely. The deer are an issue fro me, too. I have to put my tomatoes on the patio to not be sharing them. I have my first roses blooming and get out to get close to them. Darn! I will have to enjoy them from the window for at least another week.

    The thigh muscles on the casted leg are tired of lifting the cast. I feel like I want to soak it in a hot tub, but that can't happen. Okay, enough whining.

    I feel like I've gained a couple of pounds sitting around. A few days of very low carbs are in order. I have to eat to heal, but I can certainly eat the correct foods. I saw my massage therapist yesterday and had a wonderful sleep last night. I haven't been sleeping much this week. I need to exercise in order to sleep under normal circumstances.

    I AM losing weight and getting healthier.

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    I was down 1.2 lbs yesterday. I've gotten back on my plan and seem to be doing better. We are having a birthday party for my mom on Sat. She will be 80!

    I know it's still early, but do we know what colors we are going for in the next three months? Hancock Fabrics is having a sale in their store here on FQ's and I thought I might stock up. They were $2.29 each and are on sale now for $1.49.

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    How about July- batiks, August-black and white, September-pink. Batiks are always popular so I figured we were due for them again.

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    My cast comes off July 29 -does that count?? I wish.

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    Happy Summer Solstice everyone! We celebrated by going to a bison ranch for lunch and for a long walk through a teaching sculpture park! I did a brave thing at lunch (for me). I ordered a grilled bison California burger without sauce and the bun on the side! Nothing bad happened. The waitress wrote it down without blinking, the chef didn't fly out of his kitchen with a clever, the people around us didn't stop talking and best of all - my family wasn't embarrassed! The beautiful bun went home with us in the leftover bag I carry - (hate those huge white plastic boxes) for my fella to enjoy for lunch tomorrow. Last week we went out for Chinese and I ordered combination egg foo young without the sauce and took the steamed rice home for the same fella. Ate half the egg foo young and took the rest home.
    Any other ideas to share???

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    When we went out for dinner last night my daughter and I shared a Cuban sandwich and sweet potato fries. Plus we each ordered a side salad. It was plenty to eat and only half the calories it would have been if we each ordered our own. Even doing that I had to use some bonus WW points but it was worth it.

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    I've cut down on fast food restaurants ... down to once or twice a week. It has been difficult but I'm seeing results. I carry a snack bag of nuts or an apple with me if I think I'm going to be out and about over a mealtime. I always carried water with fresh lemon slice with me. I'm making little changes that I hope will be permanent.

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    Excellent changes! And the more we ask for what we want the more often the word gets to the chef/owner that we would like the option of having a meal out, not a banquet for a small nation.
    I've had friends from overseas actually take photos of restaurant meals, they can't believe the size of the portions.

    One portion that has always stuck in my mind, for 'you can't eat just one' 8 chips is a portion. 100 calories.
    I just went to look at Robs pack and it now says 15 is a portion...but 160 calories.

    IrishRose, if you've been weighing in with you cast on, I'm all for weighing in with it off. Happy healing!

    Today's wildlife on my morning walk wasn't too exotic. The neighbors cat in the field weighing her points options, and two wild bunnies, and a red and black moth/butterfly. 9:30 and I'm up to 4456 steps. Yesterday was over 12K...I doubt I ever do that again

    Power on ladies!

    edited to add: re: carpal tunnel. Today is day 9 and the first day I can use rotary cutter without some pain. I wouldn't get out fabric and cut a project, but I can trim my paper piecing houses. I've been able to use big scissors since day 4 I think.
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    Kalamaquilts, it sounds like your healing is going well. I do wish the same for me. Thursday willl be the first cast change and Xrays. Iwish the surgeon had waited fro 2 weeks instead of 10 days. I'm ready to have the staples out, but I'd like the pins in a little longer. Staples+cast+a little swelling is making today uncomfortable. Not too bad. Probably should have skipped church this week.

    Teddybear Lady, good for you for the loss. Nothing succeeds like success and you are being successful!

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    I hope everyone is on the mend. So many of us with surgeries.
    Here is some info about ordering fast food. Might be helpful for those times we find ourselves in a bind and that's the only option.
    http://www.prevention.com/food/healt...estaurants?s=1

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    Kalama it sounds like you are healing well. Using a scissors and sewing so quickly after surgery sounds awesome. Irish I hope you dr visit and x-rays show proper healing. I am getting tired of my PT. I know I need to keep it up. I would just like to get back to normal. It is doing pretty well. Stairs and bending it are still an issue. I leave for Hilton Head SC on Thursday. I can't wait. I guess bicycling is out for this year. Hopefully I can do some walking on the beach. I will see what the PT says. I don't see the dr until July 8th.
    We will be eating fast food while we drive. We usually eat while driving so that limits my options. I will do the best that I can. I need to get back to exercising.

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    The colors sound great for July, Aug, and Sept. I've been thinking about that, too. I certainly won't win this month. I'm afraid to step on the scales. Too many birthday parties with kids at school, and graduation parties for son and 4 nephews. I ate way too much in the way of sweets! It's disgusting. I'll try to get back on track after I'm out of school (Wed).

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    meanmom, my oldest daughter had her knee replaced April 14. Two weeks ago she was cleared for any activity she would like to do - no restrictions. Her surgeon said not to fall on it, but that was all. She will have the other one done this fall. Her younger sister has had both done with equally good results. I hope you do well and don't need a replacement, but it's nice to know there are successful ones being done.

    I'm not looking forward to PT, but that's 6 weeks down the road at least. My favorite PT therapist has left town. Maybe I'lll skip it - I remember most of it and my wonderful massage therapist will do his magic when there's no cast.

    Have a good trip. If I were traveling, I'd do Wendy's chili and baked potato with ice water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmom View Post
    How about July- batiks, August-black and white, September-pink. Batiks are always popular so I figured we were due for them again.
    Sounds great! I really don't need an excuse to buy fabric. I just like to buy FQ's ! haha

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    Meanmon,
    Don't get discouraged about the recovery with your knee. I only had part of the meniscus removed when I had my arthroscopic surgery and it took about 10-12 weeks of rehab and then a Monovisc injection to help with the arthritic pain to finally feel like i do most things again. i still get some pain to the medial area of the knee where the meniscus was removed but nothing intolerable.
    I will send in my fabrics for the next three months but I won't be able to log in for a couple of weeks in July as I am vacationing with my husband in Ireland and Scotland beginning on the the 8th of July. This is the first vacation we will be taking without any children in 37 years so it is long overdue. We were supposed to go at the end of March but that is when I was injured and subsequent surgery changed our plans.
    I finally did some cutting for my grandson who will be born in July. I still need to cut out the appliques but at least other than that I will be able to start sewing on my next day off. My youngest daughter will be leaving to be a camp councilor for four weeks in West Virginia so I will have a bit more time to put into the quilt.
    Hope everyone is having a good week!

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    I just received my very beautiful floral fabric from Pat for the May weight loss challenge. Thank you all! Don't know what I'll make with it but I'll keep you posted as soon as I know. Pray everyone is well and healing. I'm trudging along with my weight loss as I'm sure many are during this very busy party season, one more week to go for this month. I like the colors for the next 3 months, good choices.

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    KalamaQuilts, post more pics of your walks!! That is beautiful!!

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    I have been cleared by my PT to do pretty much anything that doesn't hurt. It is 4 weeks today since surgery. I have been on a recumbent bike in PT and yesterday I was able to get the pedals all the way around the whole time. I am hoping to get some bike riding in while in Hilton Head. I also can walk up and sometimes down stairs walking normally. It is still weak but coming along like it should. Something about the things the dr did in surgery makes it so my quadricep muscle doesn't want to fire. This is normal the PT tells me. I see the dr on July 8th and he will start the Monovisc injections again. I still need a total knee replacement, hopefully this will delay it a few years.
    I leave for Hilton Head on Thursday so I will post the new thread tonight or tomorrow. I am SO ready for vacation. I am staying with my brother and SIL in their time share. My DD and her boyfriend are going. I am looking forward to spending some time with them. DD just graduated from college so due to her busy schedule we don't see a lot of her. Also I am looking forward to getting to know her boyfriend better, They have been dating 3 years but due to their crazy schedules we don't see a lot of him. He works most weekends and his mom is out of town so he visits her when he is off.

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