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March 2014 Weight Loss Adventure with Prize!!

March 2014 Weight Loss Adventure with Prize!!

Old 03-24-2014, 11:31 AM
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Hi Pam,
We have two daughters and son's in laws in Minneapolis. It is actually our hope to relocate to MN in the near future. I used to spend a lot of time in Eau Claire for High School Music festivals each spring. Now all I need is the right job and to sell my house.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:03 PM
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I am new to the Quilting board, just joined this weekend. Is this community supported weight loss journey on going, month by month or was it just for March? I would love to join. I had a recent knee injury with subsequent surgery and unfortunately my lack of activity has set me back some. Looking forward to reading replies.
This is a great group of ladies, I was the hostess and have just turned over the the reins to meanmom. She will post the new thread close to the end of the month. Each month there is a new FQ theme. This thread has been going on for more than 3 years. Welcome aboard and good luck on your loss.
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Old 03-24-2014, 03:16 PM
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Welcome to our little group, mateoh!
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Old 03-24-2014, 03:33 PM
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Welcome to our group mateoh. We have a great group that has been going on for several years I think. I am taking over next month for Cindy. I hope I can do as good of a job as she has. I will come up with a theme for the fabrics for the next 3 months soon and post it here. Some of us send in 3 months at a time to save on postage. Or you can send in one month at a time. You can subscribe to this thread up at the top of the page under thread tools. I like to subscribe and get daily notifications by email.
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:12 AM
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Here is a little motivation for you!

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It’s normal to hit a speed bump (or two) when you're driving along your road to weight loss. Encourage yourself to stick with it and I'm certain the numbers on the scale will start moving downward again. Here are some tips to reignite your weight loss efforts and keep you motivated for the long haul.
  • Remember that weight loss is as much a mental battle as it is a physical one. Experts recommend that you regularly take time to recognize and appreciate how much happier and healthier you are becoming (say, after losing the first ten pounds) and to practice positive self-talk every day to keep your determination going strong. I encourage you to start every morning by standing in front of the mirror, looking yourself in the eye, and saying (aloud or in your head) one positive thing you like about your body.
  • Keep a journal to record and process your feelings, challenges, and successes throughout this weight loss process. Also, jot down the reasons you committed to losing weight in the first place and some of the best “perks” that you’ve experienced so far (maybe it’s an array of complements, or a task you can do with ease now that you’re more fit). Draw strength from your own words whenever you need a boost.
  • Set short-term goals. Rather than focus on the total amount of weight you need to lose, which can be overwhelming, establish short-term, “mini” goals to keep your confidence flying high. At the start of each new week, set 1 or 2 definitive objectives for the week ahead. These can either be pound goals, like “lose 2 pounds this week,” or action goals such as “don’t snack after dinner this week” or “cook two new healthy recipes this week.” When you accomplish one of your goals, treat yourself to a non-food reward, such as a manicure, 10-minute massage, new book, or movie night with a friend.
  • Jazz up your fitness routine. It may just take some up-beat music downloads or a new workout DVD. Or, try taking your exercise outside of the gym, where you can walk or jog a different route every day — the change of scenery will keep things from getting stale.
  • If all else fails, go shopping! Stand in one of those 180 degree mirrors and really look at yourself wearing a smaller pair of jeans or a form-fitting dress. Celebrate your new figure and all the hard work you’ve put into getting to this point.
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:11 AM
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I have been thinking about our FQ for the next 3 months. I thought orange and yellow for April since I think we all need some sunshine after a rough winter. May flowers and June blues for water? So anyone who wants to send 3 months. I guess you will all have to PM for the address since I don't think I should put it on here.
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by meanmom View Post
I have been thinking about our FQ for the next 3 months. I thought orange and yellow for April since I think we all need some sunshine after a rough winter. May flowers and June blues for water? So anyone who wants to send 3 months. I guess you will all have to PM for the address since I don't think I should put it on here.
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If you put your address on the thread, one of the moderators will take it off and say to PM for address. So yes, we need to PM you. I already have your address...so don't need to PM.

When we mail you the FQ's we need to include our screen name along with real name and mailing information. So you have it for when the winner is announced.

I love your choices for the next 3 months. I will dig through my stuff to find the 3 months.

Again, thank you for taking over for me.
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:27 PM
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I do like your choices, still hoping to get those batiks. I managed to drop a few more pounds and am finally back down to where I was before Christmas.
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Old 03-27-2014, 05:09 PM
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My goodness we are a quiet group this week! Those are good tips Pam, especially the short term goals. Looking at the total amount I need to lose is so discouraging, but thinking about what I can do right now to get healthier is manageable.
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Old 03-28-2014, 06:16 AM
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Wow it is the 28th already!No FQ for me. I have posted the new thread for April. The fabrics for the next 3 months if you want to send them are April Yellow and Orange, May flowers, June blues. Good luck to everyone and don't forget to sign up. Not sure how to get the link on here. I will ask Cindy since I am new at this.
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