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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Love it! What is the pattern?
    Thanks, Pete. The pattern I used is called Interlocking Seasons. There is a tutorial at TheParfaitCafe.com.
    I got my quilt top sewn together and now need to make more border strips. I guess I have time since I am snowed in today and maybe tomorrow too. I sure hope this is the last storm of the season. I am so sick of all this snow! We have gotten over 20" of snow in March.
    I am drinking my morning hot lemon water. It's funny how much I like it.....something that is good for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by createfourpaws View Post
    Pam....prayers for you and your family.

    It really has been quiet here lately. What are you working on? I have the the fabric pulled for the 5th mystery, clue printed and starting this afternoon. I am also doing a patrotic swap have 1 set done, 2 in process and 2 cut ready to go, and one more to figure out what block I will make.

    Also need to cut for a 2.5 inch block swap along with a twist for 2.5 inch batiks.
    okay, this caught my attention! I can't wait to see what you do! I just made 2 totes using scraps of batiks from the king size quilt I made for our bed. I really like the small bits of batik together. The bed quilt is 6" triangles & I used 2 layer cakes that I picked up at a Quilter's garage sale. there was no way I was tossing what was left from the layer cake sqs. Love the quilt but the smaller triangles of one tote & 2 1/5 squares of the other one are quite pleasing as well. Make sure you show us, please
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    I have not been doing good at all either. I have got to jump high back on the wagon. lol...
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
    Good friends are right there with you.

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    I was doing really well this month. I had to make a last minute unplanned trip to visit my DD, SIL and GS this weekend. I left the house in a hurry and didn't take stuff with me. I should know better they never have any food in their house. I don't know how she can stand it. I ended up eating oatmeal all weekend. Not too bad for me. We had Chipotle twice. I haven't looked up the WW points on that yet. Also we went out to dinner Friday and Saturday night. I did walk 4 miles on Friday and about 2 on Saturday. I missed my weigh in on Saturday and will miss again this coming weekend because I have my quilt retreat. I will try to weigh in Wed or Thurs. I will exercise extra this week.
    I am doing the Mystery train ride again this month. I have my fabric picked but haven't started it yet. I am collecting UFO's to take to my retreat. Hopefully I can get some of them finished.
    Pat

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    Pat, what's the Mystery Train ride? Sounds interesting. I have named my sewing room & craft room My Retreat since they are both upstairs & only M-I-N-E I have never been to a real retreat but that sounds fun. Good for you on your walking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beachbound View Post
    Pat, what's the Mystery Train ride? Sounds interesting. I have named my sewing room & craft room My Retreat since they are both upstairs & only M-I-N-E I have never been to a real retreat but that sounds fun. Good for you on your walking!

    I am also doing the Mystery Train ride. it is a mystery quilt with weekly postings for the clues. it is my paintmejudy and this is her 5th one. Here is the link, we have only gotten 2 clues. first one is the required fabric, post #1, second clue is post 376. Join if if you want
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    What are you doing to drop so much?
    I joined a weight loss program here in town called Sue's NuEnergy. It's almost like the Diet Center Diet that I've seen online. I eat regular food (learning portion control) drink 96 oz. water daily, and have three of the high protein supplements a day. Ex: shakes, bars, soups,... I have a serving of protein each meal, a bread serving, a vegetable serving plus a salad if I want it. I use low fat dressings and eat a variety of fruits. I can have 2 a day. It kind of reminds me of the old Weight Watchers plan from years ago except for the three supplement I have to have. The supplement bars remind me of the Atkins bars. High in protein. I think the total calorie intake is about 1200 a day. So far, I'm satisfied when I eat. I've gotten myself weaned off sugar and I limit my salt to 1/4 tsp. a day. That has helped me a lot too. I eat fresh fruits and veg. and grill or bake my meat (chicken, fish, ground round). I've finally found something I can live with. I even go out and eat on Sundays with my family and friends from church. I usually get a salad with grilled chicken. So far it hasn't hindered my weight loss.

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    Terrific Tuesday. To continue with the article in the Womans Day magazine, these few helpers are added:
    Never eat sugar alone: Save the occasional candy bar, licorice or other sweet treat for after a meal that contains protein and fat, which will slow your body's absorption of sugar and prevent sharp ups and downs. Drink an 8-oz glass of water with every meal. Enjoy strawberries, cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple or watermelon at breakfast. These high-in-H2O fruits will ensure that you don't start your day with a deficit.
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    I was pleasantly surprised yesterday on my "weigh in" day. I was down another 3.8 lbs. since last Thursday. I've been on a plateau, but found out also that I've lost another 6 1/2 inches. My totals now for Jan. 1st to March 18 are 25.4 lbs. and 24 3/4 inches. It's a slow process, but I'm learning portion control and better eating habits. I'm also learning I can make wiser choices when going out to eat.

    As for sewing, I'm still working on a quilt for my cousin's daughter. I'm having trouble with my left wrist (carpel tunnel) so I can't do a lot at one sitting. Even as I type, my wrist is complaining.

    I have to cut some more strips for her quilt and iron the squares I have finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam H View Post
    For those of you that have been here for a while you might remember me telling about my great nephew with Batten Disease. Ethan passed away yesterday. He would have been 5 in May. It is so very sad I can hardly stand it. Ethan's great grandmother passed away today. That poor family!
    said a prayer for your family, Pam.
    There is just nothing we can say when a child passes, just be there.
    I think it must be the worst kind of pain. Dear Lord, bless you all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Help --- I have fallen off the wagon and can't get back on. Don't know why, when I was doing good.
    My DH took me shopping to 2 quilt stores on Sat for International Quilt day. Did not go overboard. We did stop to eat on way home and the serving of french fries was huge (I am not a FF lover) and I ate them ALL! What happened to will power?

    I feel so silly complaining about my lack of will power when I read about Pam's nephew. My heart goes out to you and your family.

    Go for my third, and final, spine injection today -- hope it lasts. Maybe then I can exercising and walking.
    don't feel silly, pain is pain, we just have different kinds.
    I know what it's like to feel out of control with something and desperate to find a way to "get a grip".
    I didn't get one this last time around about my weight issues until my body just started falling apart all over the place!
    That'll sure wake a mousie up!
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    I have 2 quilts I am working on that I am a little bit stumped on. One is the quilt I am making for my new grandson. It is applique but it just needs something. I wasn't quite sure what. I have had it hanging on the wall for 2 weeks staring at it trying to decide what it needs. Tonight I added a sun to it. I think I like it. The other quilt is a scrappy that is blah. No home for that one. I asked my DS opinion because he is good with colors etc. He liked what I had done but you will never guess what he told me....... "Don't you think you are getting a little bit carried away with all of this quilting stuff." Is he crazy??????

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    Thanks, everyone, for your prayers and concern. The funeral will be thursday evening north of Minneapolis and the burial will be saturday in my town in Wisconsin. Both things will be very tough to go through but are so important for closure so the healing can begin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddybear Lady View Post
    I was pleasantly surprised yesterday on my "weigh in" day. I was down another 3.8 lbs. since last Thursday. I've been on a plateau, but found out also that I've lost another 6 1/2 inches. My totals now for Jan. 1st to March 18 are 25.4 lbs. and 24 3/4 inches. It's a slow process, but I'm learning portion control and better eating habits. I'm also learning I can make wiser choices when going out to eat.

    As for sewing, I'm still working on a quilt for my cousin's daughter. I'm having trouble with my left wrist (carpel tunnel) so I can't do a lot at one sitting. Even as I type, my wrist is complaining.

    I have to cut some more strips for her quilt and iron the squares I have finished.
    Those are amazing totals!!! Well done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmom View Post
    I have 2 quilts I am working on that I am a little bit stumped on. One is the quilt I am making for my new grandson. It is applique but it just needs something. I wasn't quite sure what. I have had it hanging on the wall for 2 weeks staring at it trying to decide what it needs. Tonight I added a sun to it. I think I like it. The other quilt is a scrappy that is blah. No home for that one. I asked my DS opinion because he is good with colors etc. He liked what I had done but you will never guess what he told me....... "Don't you think you are getting a little bit carried away with all of this quilting stuff." Is he crazy??????
    Bahahaha!! watch, he will be the first one in line to take your beauties home too. I find I have that same problem sometimes. Sooner or later the quilt always tells me what it wants.

    I decided not to join the mystery train this time (still too much going on) but sure hope you ladies show us what you're doing. Maybe next time I can hop aboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beachbound View Post
    Those are amazing totals!!! Well done!
    Thank you! I need all the "cheerleaders" I can get. haha I thought about posting a before and current picture, but I'm kinda embarrassed of how I had let myself go before doing something about it.

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    Teddybear Lady a lot of us have let ourselves go. Nothing to be embarassed about. That is why we are all here. I weighed in today and was down 4.3 pounds in a week and a half. Hopefully I can behave myself at my quilt retreat. I am taking a bunch of UFO"S. Hopefully I can complete a bunch. I have homework for a quilting class to do also. I am taking all things that don't require much thought so I can talk and sew at the same time. I have my fabric for the mystery I am planning on taking that with me too.
    Pam Prayers for healing for your family.
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    congrats Teddybear Lady!
    Believe it or not, even though I am working on my weight issues all the time, I forget to get on the scale!
    I like to do it first thing in the morning before downing anything. Won't be tomolly
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    I am having a heck of a time with my Ireland quilt. I made 4 strips sets and cut them all into 1 1/2" pieces. None of them are fitting together. I don't understand why. I remade one of the strips and it seems to be working ok. Now I will have to decide if I rip out the 40-50 sewn sets to use the part that works or to recut everything. Ugh!
    Off to hold my Allie Cat for a couple hours. She will make everything all better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddybear Lady View Post
    Thank you! I need all the "cheerleaders" I can get. haha I thought about posting a before and current picture, but I'm kinda embarrassed of how I had let myself go before doing something about it.
    If it would help you be accountable, I say do it! Look at the people on Biggest Loser, they get up there in their underwear almost. Let's face it, we all let ourself go somewhat or we would not be posting here. You are truely making a difference in your health NOW & that is what counts....so "GO YOU!!!!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam H View Post
    I am having a heck of a time with my Ireland quilt. I made 4 strips sets and cut them all into 1 1/2" pieces. None of them are fitting together. I don't understand why. I remade one of the strips and it seems to be working ok. Now I will have to decide if I rip out the 40-50 sewn sets to use the part that works or to recut everything. Ugh!
    Off to hold my Allie Cat for a couple hours. She will make everything all better!
    oh my goodness, that sounds like a diffucult project. Maybe if you walk away for a while things will gell for you. I know I have to do that many times & when I come back I wonder why I didn't figure it out the first time. Good luck, I hope you will show us what it looks like.
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    I weigh in on Mondays and Thursdays. On Monday, I thought the scales were messed up at my weigh in place. I had lost 3.8 lbs. over the weekend. Well, today, I am down another 1.8 lbs. I'm finally doing this! If I can figure out how to post a picture from my scans, I will. My diet counselor took one the day I started and one just the other day for a comparison.

    Thanks for all the encouraging words. We can do this! Yay, go us!!!

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    Pam I tried to make what was supposed to be a quick quilt I saw on Pintrest. I sewed and cut and sewed and cut. Nothing fit together. I tried to put them together a different way and hated it. I finally couldn't stand to look at it any more and put it away for a later date and started over. Sometimes I just don't know what happens. Good luck getting it to work. I hope you don't have to rip much.
    I leave tomorrow on my retreat. They serve awesome food. I sure hope I can behave myself. There is always dessert, pie or cake, homemade bread, biscuits etc. I have a bunch of UFO's packed. Hopefully I can get some of them out of the way. I want to be able to purchase a bunch more at the International Quilt Show in Cincinnati.

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    Congrats to you that have lost some more of yourself. I hope soon I can be among you again. So many of you also very busy sewing. Now that I can do.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
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    My border is coming along. I remade one of my strip sets and it is working much better. The timeline is giving me some anxiety. The quilts have to be in Illinois by 4/15. Yikes! Hopefully I can get it finished and off to the longarmer this weekend or monday at the latest.
    Today was the funeral. It was a tough one. The tiny white casket and all the pictures made it hard. Ethan loved the Pixar Cars movie. There is a fan page on facebook and they somehow knew about Ethan. People from all over the world sent toy cars from the movie to be given out at the funeral. They received over 700 cars! The outpouring of love for this child and his family was truly heartwarming. They served pizza and chocolate chip cookies which were Ethan's favorites. Everything was very nice. They burial will be saturday. He will be cremated and the cremanes will be put in a Toy Story lunch box for the burial. After the funeral we walked out of the sanctuary to "You've Got a Friend in Me". Sorry to go on and on about this. I can't help it.

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