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Thread: MAY 2012 Weight Loss Adventure With A Prize!

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    MAY 2012 Weight Loss Adventure With A Prize!

    On May 1st weigh yourself and write it down. Do NOT send it to me. On May 31st weigh yourself again and PM me with your loss. This is weight lost not % lost. I will announce the winner June 2nd.

    PM me for address. FQs need to be received no later than the 10th of month.

    You cannot win 2 months in a row.

    Chit chat is allowed, as well as WAYWO, (what are we working on). Please stay positive and uplifting as that is what keeps us on track. Come to this thread for tips, recipes, encouragement and {{{{HUGS}}}}}}

    The prize is a themed FQ. At the end of the month, I will mail all the FQs received to the winner by the 10th of the month. I will contact the winner and announce the winner with the number of FQs they will receive.
    May is preparing for the summer months. This month's theme is anything that reminds you of summer. Please send quality what you would want to receive. As always if you cannot send the theme fabric please send what you have. If you don't have a FQ, send a linear 1/4 yard. If you have signed up to be in the competition, please send the FQ to hostess by the 10th of the month. The winner has worked hard for this reward.

    Eat healthy, exercise, try and lose weight but most of all have fun!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sign up deadline to be included in the Prize Adventure is the 4th of each month at 9 p.m. CST, with your FQ postmarked by the 10th of month. You can always contribute to the thread, but it is only fair to have a cutoff for those trying to win.

    TO PARTICIPATE, JUST SIGN IN HERE ON THIS THREAD BEFORE MAY 4TH. THERE IS NO NEED TO PM FOR PARTICIPATION, JUST YOUR ENDING WEIGHT LOSS FOR THE MONTH.

    You must sign into the thread at least weekly to be eligible for the winning "skinny quarters" or to be declared "best loser for the month."
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

    "My day is not complete until I play with fabric in some manner......whether be sewing, cutting or just fondling for a new project."

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    I'm in again. It keeps me motivated. I lost a few last month, not enough but anything down is good. Hopefullyi will do better next month. I want the fat quarters.

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    I'm in again.
    A dog is not "almost human" and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such.

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    I just maintaining -- I hope to do better in May. I really like being with you all. You do inspire me to keep going

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    im in again.

    remember those returning, The po box is no longer a valid address. I have canceled the PO Box, due to the cost. So remember to PM me for my mailing address.

    Good luck everyone.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

    "My day is not complete until I play with fabric in some manner......whether be sewing, cutting or just fondling for a new project."

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    I am here too. Since I had weight loss surgery I know I will not be eligible for the prize but I need support more than I need fabric right now.



    I am looking forward to losing more than I did last month.

    Missy
    Never be bullied into silence, never allow yourself to be made into a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.

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    I'm in again also. Sent the FQ's (really hubby went to the post office), so hoping that the scale will show some loss again next month.

    Had BLT for lunch - it was so good. First one of the year. Can't wait to plant the garden and have some fresh veggies ourselves. We love beets - so am going to plant a lot and in a new space.

    Was at grocery store today. So wanted a candy bar, purchased a Diet Pepsi instead. Don't know which one would be the worst. Have only had about 1/4 of the bottle so far but the night isn't over and Mom is pushing "buttons".

    Help me Lord to stay on track and be a nicer person. Thank you for your blessings!!!
    It's not the years in your life that count. It's the LIFE, in your years. (Abe Lincoln)

    "The Best" The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. (Helen Keller)

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    Sign me up again. These months just keep flying by!
    Cindy, can you remind us of the colors for the next few months? Sorry I didn't write them down.

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    I need to join. Can't do it alone. Please sign me up.

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    Welcome JudyMN, this is a great group of motivated people. Fell off the wagon end of month and wanting to get back in the running again. A loss is a loss though. I need to remind myself. Be good to ME!!!

    Worked out in yard this afternoon and it felt so good. Hoping to be able to get a few more things done again tomorrow. The sun helps my depression so much.

    Judy, love the bargello. Have looked at that pattern but haven't picked colors yet.

    Take care everyone - remember - BE GOOD TO YOU.
    It's not the years in your life that count. It's the LIFE, in your years. (Abe Lincoln)

    "The Best" The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. (Helen Keller)

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    I finished my mystery quilt top last night. I will attempt to attach a picture.Name:  IMG_3088.JPG
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    I really like. Any the cat seems to like it also. So what his/her name?
    It's not the years in your life that count. It's the LIFE, in your years. (Abe Lincoln)

    "The Best" The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. (Helen Keller)

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    I am in again for May. It will be a while before I can do any exercise that involves using feet but hope that I can still at least lose a little!!!!


    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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    i am in-- let's hope the pounds are out!!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    pam-- your quilt is gorgeous!! i still haven't re-cut step 2. i am seriously behind on everything! good news, tho'. if i can find olivia's quilt, i'm ready to quilt it!! now, where on earth did i put it??
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    I'm in for May too!

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    I am amazed at the results seen by my small efforts. Lost 4#'s. Guess I need to keep this up so count me in!!!!!

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    Count me in. I want to start releasing my weight. A friend suggested that since most people see losing something as a negative and releasing something as a positive, that I start thinking of shedding weight as releasing it so I could remain positive.

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    Can't believe that I actually lost wt.....my efforts were so erratic!!!!! Maybe I can focus more this month!!!!! I do very much feel supported here....not judged!

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    I lost 6.8 in April- at least going the right direction. I'm traveling mid May with 2 of the hounds to the Michigan Waddle so hopefully I can keep on track.
    A dog is not "almost human" and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such.

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    Taboo Tues: This week I would like for you to turn the TV off for one hour and do something for your body. It can be anything from reading, bubble bath, just have a hour to yourself and do nothing, you get the idea. You might even want to plan your menu or plan on what you WILL do WHEN you reach a goal or even plan the goals you want to set for yourself. You can do this once or daily.... I think daily would be great. I know sometimes it is just hard to work a me hour into a day. We could do this for the month if you would like and keep track of what you did for your body. May for me month. Got the idea May for me from another blog I didn't want to take credit for thinking of May for me when I didn't. Like everose said Be Good To Yourself..... I think that is how she worded it.

    Please count me in for this month. I didn't do well on last Thursdays weigh in. Having a terrible time with the lip/lymphedema problems and blood sugars have been elevated along with all the other health issues.

    Pam S
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    I call it getting rid of ounces. Sort of like throwing out trash.
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    New to this site, new to quilting; so iI might as well try to lose a few pounds. After 40 years of marriage I'm up about 80 pounds. It would be nice to see what I can loose. Might be fun, even if iI don't win. Good luck everyone,

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    Pam H I love the mystery quilt. It is so satisfying to complete a project. I have way too many UFO's right now and they are making me nuts. I don't like this many things going at once. MY baby quilt is marked and ready to layer to FMQ. The t-shirt just need a border and I need to decide if I am quilting it or having it done. I am making a table runner for Mothers day, well in my mind, not started yet. Plus several other UFO's floating around. I need 2 quilt blocks by Tuesday for quilt guild, one is finished and one needs about an hour. I am doing the 50 paper pieced stars group on here and am 3 behind. I have been wanting to do Dear Jane for a long time. My LQS is starting a group on Saturday that I signed up for but I forgot I am walking a 5K on Saturday. SO I guess I will miss the first class.
    The classroom where the teacher has been making me nuts has been a little better. I finally talked to her. Not my style to do this but I made myself do it since I will be there again next year. She didn't realize how I felt but she knew I was often pissed off. She has been trying the last few days. I also talked to the other aide who I really like. She agreed with me some and has been telling the teacher when she does things to cut me off. The teacher and the other aide are best friends so she can talk to her that way. They also eat lunch together and sometimes go out on the weekend etc. Hopefully things will improve. The kids have been absolutely awful but that I can deal with. I worked with mentally ill kids for 9 years. These kids are easier than them. One of our kids is such a mess they were talking about expelling him yesterday. I work with multiple disability kids. THey aren't sure what to do with him. As of right now I might be stuck being his one on one aide the rest of the year. He wears you out. YOu can never be sure when he is going to run out of the building or jump across the table and hit you or lash out at another kid. Only 25 days next. The director of special ed talked to me about it today. Not too sure where it is all going yet. Working with him would require a lot of chocolate. I need to find a good substitute.

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    This weeks taboo is easy. We don't have television. Hmmmmm....... something for me...... I'm kinda stuck in the house and not moving a whole lot....... I'll have to think of something different than I am already doing.

    Got my stitches out today. It sure is ugly looking!!! I know it will look better over time. 2 more weeks of no weight on the foot. I think I can survive it..... maybe


    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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